In the early 1900s, young Frenchman Jean Monnet travelled Canada and was inspired by its unique form of federalism. It helped fuel his interest in a unified Europe and a transatlantic community.
The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
The EU has repeatedly placed great emphasis on the protection of geographical names like champagne and parmesan during trade negotiations.
An imminent court ruling by the European Union will decide the future of the economic partnership between Canada and the EU. It has broader implications for multilateralism in international trade.
The white paper, which outlines Britain's vision for Brexit, does make independent trade deals tricky.
The British foreign secretary, Francis Osborne, tried to negotiate free trade deals with eight European rivals in the late 18th century. Guess how many bit the dust.
A deal with Europe would offer freedom, but some key sectors wouldn't be included.
Some experts argue globalization has been bad for the environment. But moving away from globalization could have other consequences that could be even more devastating for the environment.
The international partnership offers new trade opportunities for the UK but some of its members also stand to lose out as a result of leaving the EU.
Part of the purpose of trade deals is to prevent politicians from inserting politics into matters of commerce. Donald Trump is bucking that trend. What does it mean for Canada and NAFTA?
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
The countries doing innovative deals with trading partners have one key difference with a post-Brexit UK.
Before CETA fully comes into effect, it must be ratified by each EU member state. Greece might have cause to stop it.
The US wants rid of NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism but for Canada it's a red line issue.
Many have compared the UK's repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 with leaving the European Union.
It's likely that a future UK-EU trade deal will be subject to approval by all EU member states and their sub-national parliaments.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
A new WTO trade deal is expected to provide up to $1 trillion in economic gains by eliminating bureaucracy. But that's not its most important benefit.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.