In The News

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…

Business Groups Want Acceleration of Efforts to Increase North American Competitiveness

October 29, 2013

Major business groups from the U.S., Canada and Mexico sent a joint letter to their country’s leaders Oct. 3 urging an acceleration of efforts to strengthen economic relations among the NAFTA partners and enhance their competitiveness in the global economy.

Canada’s trade deficit widens as imports hit record

October 27, 2013

Canada’s trade deficit in August climbed to $1.31 billion as imports grew by 2.1% to set a new record and exports rose by 1.8%, Statistics Canada said on Tuesday…

Imports hit $41.08 billion in August on higher shipments of energy products, aircraft and motor vehicles as volumes rose 1.2% and prices increased by 0.9%. The previous high was the $40.89 billion recorded in April 2013.

PM announces support for enhanced security cooperation with Malaysia

October 27, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced [on October 6, 2013] that Canada and Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enhance security cooperation between the two countries and help address the threats of terrorism, human smuggling and organized crime in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Pages