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CETA matters

  By Anna Barrera (Research Associate, Dawson Strategic) November 3, 2016   After a bumpy road, the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was signed in Brussels on October 30, 2016. While we are still several steps away from ratification, this is an important development not only for Canada and […]

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The future is bright for Norway-Canada trade

Forecast growth rates for services trade and investment between Norway and Canada for 2013-2018 are expected to increase at a much higher rate than trade in goods according to a recent report by Dawson Strategic.  Despite a decline in Canada-Norway two-way trade in goods during the 2008 to 2012 period, services and investment provide opportunities […]

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Intellectual Property Issues in Canada’s Trade Agreements

In two recently released papers by the Fraser Institute and the Macdonald Laurier Institute, we examine the issue of Canada’s intellectual property commitments for pharmaceutical products in free trade agreements. In “Strong Medicine: Can Free Trade Agreements Cure Canada’s Pharmaceutical Ills?” published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, we argue that, as a condition of accepting IP […]

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The Problem of Patent Protection

As negotiations progress, members are drawing lines in the TPP sand box that will determine the dynamics of future negotiating rounds. When it comes to patent protection for pharmaceuticals, these lines are deep and divisive.. Although patent issues for pharmaceuticals were not discussed in the recently-concluded Auckland round, they are likely to be on the […]

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