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Finding the Hidden Dragon

A new report on Canada-Taiwan relations by Dawson Strategic and Ciuriak Consulting argues that closer economic engagement with Taiwan makes Canada more prosperous.  Taiwan is Canada’s fourth largest trading partner in Asia. It is a springboard to Asian markets and provides  lucrative opportunities to commercialize Canadian R&D for global markets.  But despite robust informal trade relationships, […]

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Spotlight on New Talent

Have you ever heard of cabotage laws? Familiar with the term “trade infrastructure”? What are your thoughts on the implications of the U.S midterm elections for Canada? These are some of the topics that the students and interns connected to Dawson Strategic have been thinking and writing about.  In place of our regular fall newsletter, […]

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Mexico’s Energy Reforms

  The landmark energy reforms in Mexico are an important development that will transform Mexico’s energy sector and broader economy and, in the longer term, have important implications for the North American energy supply picture. The reforms Bill was signed into law in December 2013 and in August 2014 the all-important secondary legislation received final […]

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Dawson Quoted in The Economist

Laura Dawson was quoted in The Economist, August 9th, on the topic of Canada-Mexico trade relations in “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Why America’s two neighbours don’t get along.” The article refers to Dawson’s recent report for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives in making the case for greater trilateral integration.

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De-fragmenting Rules of Origin

Rules of origin have many uses in the global economy, including whether a product qualifies for preferential treatment in a free trade agreement, but, the complexity of these rules can undermine their  effective use within cross-border supply chains. A recent report, authored by Laura Dawson and Brian Staples, commissioned by the Canadian Council of Chief […]

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Dawson at Council of Foreign Relations

On Friday, June 13, Laura Dawson spoke at the Council of Foreign Relations Conference in New York City on NAFTA’s past and future. Other panelists ncluded Shannon O’Neill, Edward Alden, and Robert Zoellick.  It was great to hear from so many Canada-watchers and supporters of smart, open North American trade.  In October, the Council is set to […]

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BC poised for vibrant LNG market despite lingering labour and environmental concerns

The atmosphere at the 2014 International LNG in B.C. Conference (May 21-23), was nothing short of electric. The optimism in the room was palpable as participants from across Canada and the world met to discuss the prospects for B.C.s liquefied natural gas development and export prospects. Premier Christy Clark’s keynote address set the tone for […]

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Special Report: Mexican Energy Sector Reform

  The government of Mexico recently initiated a comprehensive reform package to open up and restore the profitability of its energy sector through an influx of foreign capital and technology. The landmark reforms to the hydrocarbons and electricity sectors effectively end a 75-year monopoly held by the state oil and gas company PEMEX and are […]

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Dawson To-Date

The 20th anniversary of the NAFTA has kept us very busy. Thanks to the great team at Dawson Strategic for keeping us on track during a hectic time. In support of the North American Vision report, I travelled to Mexico City, Tijuana, Washington, and San Diego.  Now that we have added two more papers on […]

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Did You Know?

Canada’s #1 cultural export is romance. Writing and published works are Canada’s most significant cultural exports, and Toronto-based Harlequin publishing and its famous romances lead the pack. The company publishes 110 titles per month in 34 languages, reaching 110 international markets across six continents! With half its books sold overseas and nearly 95% international sales, […]

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