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Canada must learn from NAFTA legal battles

December 10, 2013

With a wary eye on Mexico, the drafters of 1994's North American free-trade agreement gave investors a powerful weapon to sue governments.

The worry at the time was that Canadian and U.S. investors needed extra tools to protect against discrimination from unfair and opaque laws in Mexico, a country with a history of nationalizing industries. Thus, NAFTA's Chapter 11 was born.

WTO closes in on landmark trade reform

December 6, 2013

The World Trade Organization is close to the first worldwide trade reform since it was formed 18 years ago, diplomats and trade officials said on Wednesday, as marathon negotiations defused some of the most complex disputes.

Business leaders urge Canadian and U.S. governments to accelerate progress on border efficiency and regulatory cooperation

December 3, 2013

After two years of disappointingly modest progress, the Canada-U.S. Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation initiatives urgently need a strong push by the two governments, says The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE).

Government announces enhancements to maintain healthy and safe food for Canadians

November 30, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 15 November 2013 news release by Health Canada.

Today, from a local Co-Op grocery store, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced the Healthy and Safe Food for Canadians Framework and expansion of FoodNet Canada.

BSF5038, Commercial Driver Registration Program

November 28, 2013

The following publication has been updated and is available on the CBSA website:
BSF5038, Commercial Driver Registration Program