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The Canada Border Services Agency Celebrates 10 Years

December 26, 2013

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Created to provide integrated border services, the CBSA has been dedicated for 10 years to protecting Canada’s security and supporting its economic prosperity…

Canada to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy in 2014: RBC

December 26, 2013

After another year of mediocre growth, Canada's economy is expected to perk up in 2014, supported by a pick-up in exports and strengthening business investment, according to the latest Economic and Financial Market Outlook issued today by RBC Economics. RBC is forecasting real GDP growth of 1.7 per cent in 2013, 2.6 per cent in 2014 and 2.7 per cent in 2015…

Canada-South Korea free trade agreement talks resume

December 26, 2013

Canadian negotiators were in Seoul, South Korea from November 25-29 for the first full negotiating round for a Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) since last year. The talks have been stalled since January 2013.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Continue in Singapore

December 26, 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today highlighted progress made at a successful meeting with trade ministers from the countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

TPP ministers made good progress in Singapore, identifying potential outcomes for key outstanding areas of the text and agreeing to continue work to conclude market access negotiations.

U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership talks end with no deal

December 25, 2013

The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal.