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Former B.C. Cabinet Minister Named Asia Trade Commissioner

November 12, 2013

A former cabinet minister...Ben Stewart, who until July was MLA for Westside-Kelowna, has been named B.C.'s new Trade and Investment Commissioner to Asia.

CETA's nice. But NAFTA is essential

November 11, 2013

…The North American free-trade agreement turns 20 on Jan. 1, making it a "senior citizen" among the dozens of bilateral and regional trade deals negotiated since. With age has come not-so-benign neglect. As a forum for trilateralism, NAFTA has practically slid off the radar, with proposals to modernize or expand the agreement on no government's formal agenda.

Canada-EU deal hits bump

November 11, 2013

Canada and the European Union are hoping the momentum of last week's free-trade announcement will carry over into a troublesome side agreement.

US Footwear Importers Push for Tariff Relief

November 11, 2013

Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.

Footwear last year racked up import duties of $2.4 billion, and over the past 10 years the industry paid duties totaling $34 billion…

EU seeking ways to launch parts of trade deal before full ratification

November 11, 2013

Cheaper goods could be arriving sooner than expected as efforts are under way to speed up the implementation of the free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union.

EU officials are currently looking at whether there are parts of the deal that do not require approval of the 28 member states and could be launched before the agreement is officially ratified.

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