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Business Barometer: November 2020 SME business outlook

November 26, 2020

The small business sector’s grapple with the COVID economy continued on through November. Business sentiment remained weak as a result of a stubborn virus and renewed operating restrictions in many regions.

November 20: COVID-19 CBSA Commercial & Trade Update

November 24, 2020

Key Issue

  • Canada is extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until December 21st , 2020.

COVID-19 Commercial Update to Industry Stakeholders, November 20, 2020

Canada, U.K. strike transitional post-Brexit trade deal

November 23, 2020

Canada and the United Kingdom have reached an interim post-Brexit trade agreement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Saturday.

"Now we get to continue to work on a bespoke agreement, a comprehensive agreement, over the coming years that will really maximize our trade opportunities and boost things for everyone," Trudeau said. 

WTO report shows slowdown in G20 trade restrictions as COVID-19 impacts world economy

November 21, 2020

The WTO’s latest Trade Monitoring Report on G20 trade measures shows a slowdown in the number and coverage of trade-restrictive and trade-facilitating measures on goods implemented by G20 countries between mid-May and mid-October 2020, primarily as a result of the sharp decline in overall global trade since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Failure to seal post-Brexit deal would more than halve UK growth, says KPMG

November 21, 2020

Failure to strike a post-Brexit trade deal would cut the UK’s economic growth rate by more than half next year, delaying a full recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.