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U.S. House breaks with no decision on new NAFTA

July 29, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives began its summer break today leaving the ratification of the new North American trade deal hanging, rekindling angst that a frustrated President Donald Trump will blow up the existing pact.

Business Barometer: Small business confidence slides backwards in July

July 27, 2019

Small business optimism took a step back in July, falling 3.7 index points to 57.8 on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer®.

National Conference Program Now Available!

July 26, 2019

We are pleased to share the preliminary program for the 2019 CSCB National Conference.

Aluminum producers in Canada cash in on U.S. tariff exemption

July 24, 2019

Canada’s exemption from U.S. tariffs on imports of aluminum metal has boosted earnings at the Canadian operations of companies such as Rio Tinto and Alcoa, but has not cut costs for U.S. consumers.

In May, the United States lifted the Section 232 tariff of 10% imposed on Canadian imports of aluminum, a vital ingredient for auto makers, drinks firms and military equipment companies.

French parliament ratifies CETA trade deal with Canada

July 24, 2019

The French National Assembly has ratified the CETA trade agreement with Canada in a 266 to 213 vote.

Lawmakers in France began their ratification of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union and Canada last week, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed European Council President Donald Tusk to Montreal.