World Trade Organization

WTO Can Make Trade More Accessible For Women Globally

Oonagh Fitzgerald | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Oonagh Fitzgerald

While the full picture of trade's impact on women entrepreneurs is not very well known, what is known about the economic barriers facing women entrepr...

Trade Restrictions Can Give The Paris Agreement Some Teeth

Andre Arnet-Zargarian | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Business
Andre Arnet-Zargarian

Much attention is paid to the fact that, like its predecessors, the Paris Agreement is "toothless" because it isn't backed up by an enforcement mechanism. This pessimism is understandable. Without clear and binding targets, how can any of the signatories be assured that their sacrifices will lead to meaningful emissions reductions? How can they know that the potentially difficult transition towards renewable energy will be a shared burden? The bad news is that the Paris Agreement is unlikely to introduce strict targets or develop an enforcement mechanism in the foreseeable future.

Americans Won't Know Where Meat Comes From .. Because Of Canada

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - It's now harder for Americans to find out where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrang...

Canada Averts Trade War With U.S.

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

Repeal of country-of-origin labelling a victory for Canadian meat exporters.

Liberals Hand U.S. Ultimatum Over Meat-Labelling Laws

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- The United States must immediately repeal its discriminatory meat labelling provisions or face Canadian retaliation, two Liberal cabinet min...

Not Good Enough: Canada Displeased With U.S. Move In Trade Spat

CP | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — The Canadian government isn't satisfied by the latest step taken by U.S. lawmakers to avoid a continental trade war.The government said...

Global Trade Deal Ends Tariffs On Hundreds Of Tech Products

CP | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices,...

Ag Minister Threatens Tariffs On U.S. Over Meat Labeling Laws

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's agriculture minister says time is running short for the U.S. to avoid trade tariffs over its discriminatory meat labelling laws.Gerry Ritz sa...

Food Prices May Jump If Canada Makes Good On U.S. Trade War Threat

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Business

Controversial U.S. rules that requires meats’ country of origin to be labelled are behind the Canadian government’s threats of a trade war that co...

Victory For Canada In Meat Labelling Dispute With U.S.

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Business

Canada has won a battle in an ongoing trade dispute with the United States over meat-labelling laws that have hurt the beef and pork industries. Th...

Selling Europe On The Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business

GENEVA - Canada's northern development minister says it was wrong for the World Trade Organization to uphold a European Union ban on seal products bas...

On Seal Hunt, it's Canada vs. WTO

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Ottawa will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that says aspects of Europe's ban on imported seal products undermine fair trade but can ...

Why Are We Bullying The World's Poorest Countries?

Mark Fried | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada
Mark Fried

We haven't heard much out of the World Trade Organization since 2005, when the US government decided to continue subsidizing corporate farms rather than forge a global trade deal. Yet the WTO machinery keeps grinding on -- and grinding poor countries down.

Fix a Law for Life: Canada's "Medicines for All" Campaign

Richard Elliott | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Richard Elliott

In the lead up to World AIDS Day 2012 on December 1, Canada's Parliament has the chance to repair Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR) and finally get the job done. Members of Parliament must make the all-important decision to end partisan political squabbling and vote "yes" for Bill C-398, the bill that will fix CAMR once and for all. Millions of lives hang in the balance.

Will Proposed U.S. Law Spark A Trade War With China?

CP | Scott McDonald, The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - China stepped up its criticism Tuesday of a proposed U.S. law to punish countries with artificially low currencies, saying there woul...

Green Energy Act Sufferers Seeing Red

John Laforet | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

Dalton McGuinty's Green Energy Act has failed to provide the thousands of high value jobs he has spent the last two years claiming it would and Canada's reputation as a free trader is being challenged by important members of the global community. But sadly, it's Ontarians who will clean up the mess.

Obama's Jobs Plan Strains Relations With Canada

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Call it Buy American, The Sequel.U.S. President Barack Obama's proposed new $447 billion American Jobs Act is aimed at creating much-need...

UN: U.S., European Austerity Leading To Disaster

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Business

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The pursuit of austerity measures and deficit cuts is pushing the world economy toward disaster in a mi...