Category Archives: Trans-Pacific Trade

Trans-Pacific Trade and Cyber Security

There’s been concern expressed in some quarters about whether the TPP Agreement will limit the ability of governments to take public safety measures, in particular, to require disclosure of encryption information for national security reasons. The discussion has been focused on provisions on Chapter 8 of the TPPA covering Technical Barriers to Trade. Some are… Read More »

TPP and Supply Management – Western Interests

Supply managed industries – such as the dairy producers – are largely centred in Eastern Canada and concern a very specific market segment. There are other parts of Canada’s agricultural industry, such as the beef, pork, grains and oilseeds, that are negatively impacted by Canada’s steadfast refusal to reduce supply-managed protectionism in international negotiations, notably… Read More »

Supply Management – Begining of the End or End of the Beginning?

This blog was re-printed with some additions in the Toronto Globe & Mail’s Report on Business, 5 August, 2015. To read that op-ed commentary, click here. The TPP talks in Hawaii last week – with much hoped-for anticipation – unfortunately didn’t reach agreement. The 12 countries were getting pretty close but some tricky issues remained… Read More »