A diplomatic thaw has occurred between Australia and China, as Foreign Minister Marise Payne meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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Marise Payne this week became the first Australian foreign minister to visit China in three years – another indication that the frost in the relationship is thawing.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
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While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
U.S. President Donald Trump announces a revamped North American free trade deal in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Oct. 1, 2018.
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The USMCA, if ratified, will fundamentally alter North America’s political and economic structures, increasing American dominance over its neighbours.
Shipping containers are stacked at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal at the Halifax port on Oct. 19, 2018.
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Canada's ongoing Port Modernization Review should lead to greater clarity of port purpose, less political control through board appointments and better reporting standards.
Exports have slowed since Brexit.
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Brexit has not happened yet but the uncertainty unleashed by the vote to leave the EU is already taking its toll.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang.
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The USMCA, while imperfect, is overall a positive development for Canada. It has a number of structural elements that may very well leave us stronger when negotiating trade pacts in the future.
American-made F-15 warplanes fly over Riyadh.
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Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
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The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
President Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
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A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump's 'America First' rhetoric to the test.
Ministers Lim Hng Kiang, David Parker, J. Jayasiri, François-Philippe Champagne, Steven Ciobo, Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela, Dato Pehin, Toshimitsu Motegi, Ildefonso Guajardo, Eduardo Ferreyros and Tran Tuan Anh at the signing of TPP-11 in Santiago, Chile, March 8 2018.
Labor says it will wave through the 11-nation Trans Pacific Partnership deal, then amend it in government. That won't be easy.
The trade deficit, and how much a country exports or imports, is only part of the story.
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Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018.
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Who are the winners and losers in the new USMCA? It's complicated, but one thing's for certain: Canada should never again allow itself to be overly dependent upon one trading partner.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Parliament Hill the morning after an agreement was reached on a new trade deal with Mexico and the U.S.
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The relief that the U.S. didn’t make things even worse for Canada in the new NAFTA should be tempered by the realization that the moment of reckoning hasn’t passed; it’s only been postponed.
Brexiters are arguing for Theresa May to abandon her Chequers deal and push for a Canada-style trade agreement with the EU.
Extending pharmaceutical monopolies would substantially increase costs for taxpayers.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
Mexico, Canada and the United States are struggling to agree on new NAFTA terms.
A political scientist explains why corporate lobbyists and other interest groups will thwart Trump's efforts to strong-arm or ignore Canada.
Trump believes the Geneva-based WTO treats the U.S. with disrespect.
The president again threatened to drop out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn't 'shape up.' But a careful review of case filings show the US isn't treated any differently than its other members.
Improved access to Canada’s dairy market for American producers is one of the key unresolved NAFTA issues.
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Canada and the United States are back at the table to try to save NAFTA negotiations. Two key issues need to be resolved.