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What the future holds for world trade, according to 8 global leaders

February 20, 2021
  • Her appointment comes amid uncertainty surrounding the economic impact of COVID-19 variants.
  • The international trade system was under the microscope at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda week.
  • Here are eight key quotes from world leaders and experts on how to make the system more sustainable and resilient.

February 1: COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

February 1, 2021

Key Issue

  • Canada is extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until February 21st, 2021.

COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders, February 1, 2021

12 trade tasks to prioritize in 2021

January 25, 2021
  • The new director-general at the WTO will have a raft of challenges on their desk – here are our suggestions for one task a month to focus on this year.
  • The time is ripe for a global conversation about best-practices for industrial policy and sustainable recovery from COVID-19.

Canada announces new measures to address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China

January 15, 2021

Further and linked to new CUSMA requirements relating to Forced Labour, Canada is adopting a comprehensive approach to defending the rights of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities, by addressing the risk of forced labour from any country entering Canadian and global supply chains and protecting Canadian businesses from becoming unknowingly complicit.  Global Affairs Canada has issued a press rel

EU firms refuse UK deliveries over Brexit tax changes

January 6, 2021

Some EU specialist online retailers have said they will no longer deliver to the UK because of tax changes which came into force on 1 January.

Bicycle part firm Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK.

"We are forced by British policy to stop dealing with British customers," it said on its website.