Canadian beef and pork exporters have become increasingly reliant on China. That's why the latest salvo in the Canada-China diplomatic dispute is so ominous for the agri-food sector.
As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
Slapping duties on imported panels is unwise.
A trade spat could jack up the cost of going solar, killing jobs and obstructing efforts to do something about climate change.
The US wants rid of NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism but for Canada it's a red line issue.