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US Trade

Canadian Interests Rest on U.S. Election Outcome

Michael Coates | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Coates

During this election season, Canadians would be wise to think of our bilateral relationship with the United States in familiar and familial terms - two neighbors living side by side, each with an interest in each other's success.

A Vertical World

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Should the US once again decide to "turn within," it would likely not be as straightforward as before. Today's economic system is dependent on global trade and capital flows, outsourcing needs, and the exploitation of inexpensive labor and resources.

Celebrate Imports

Benjamin Powell | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Many people focus on exports because they mistakenly focus on visible jobs. When an export industry grows, we can easily see the jobs created and the people who work in them.

The Trade Elephant in the Climate Room

Carl Pope | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

By pretending that it is the countries where emissions occur which are the problem, rather than the consumers whose products require the pollution, both the EU and the United States have concealed their real failure to shift their economies to lower carbon consumption.

A Tale of Two Fisheries

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Arturo Sarukhan

It is time to recognize that some companies that fish and sell tuna under the "dolphin-safe" label do not accord dolphins the same protection as the Mexican fleet, and it is also time for them to face the facts, just like the Mexican fleet did years ago.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Romney Attacks Obama's Trade Record Despite Approval From Republican Groups | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney repeated a message he's pushed since early on in his campaign this Thursday: President Barack Obama hasn't negotiated any trade agreements...

China Urges U.S. To Not Find 'Excuses' For Trade Protectionism

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

China's Foreign Ministry urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday not to resort to "excuses" for trade protectionism after U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harr...

The G20 Currency Accord Collapses Under the Weight of Its Own Contradictions

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marshall Auerback

Remember how great it felt to be paying $5.00 per gallon for gas during the oil price spike in the summer of 2008? That's going to be child's play compared to what's ahead.

Bush's Roquefort Cheese War Raises a Stink in France | Edward Cody | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States, it turns out, has declared war on Roquefort cheese. In its final days, the Bush administration imposed a 300 percent duty on Roq...