Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Continue in Singapore

December 26, 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today highlighted progress made at a successful meeting with trade ministers from the countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...

TPP ministers made good progress in Singapore, identifying potential outcomes for key outstanding areas of the text and agreeing to continue work to conclude market access negotiations.

Canada-South Korea free trade agreement talks resume

December 26, 2013

Canadian negotiators were in Seoul, South Korea from November 25-29 for the first full negotiating round for a Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) since last year. The talks have been stalled since January 2013.

Milk protein substances Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) quantities available immediately

December 26, 2013

This message is to inform industry stakeholders that quantities of tariff rate quota (TRQ) for milk protein substances (MPS) with a milk protein content of 85% or more by weight (calculated on the dry matter) that do not originate in any NAFTA country, Chile, Costa Rica, or Israel for the period of April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 have become available.

Canada to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy in 2014: RBC

December 26, 2013

After another year of mediocre growth, Canada's economy is expected to perk up in 2014, supported by a pick-up in exports and strengthening business investment, according to the latest Economic and Financial Market Outlook issued today by RBC Economics. RBC is forecasting real GDP growth of 1.7 per cent in 2013, 2.6 per cent in 2014 and 2.7 per cent in 2015…