Tag Archives: cross-border issues

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 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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The Contraband Tobacco Trade

On March 4, 2014, the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC convened representatives from federal government departments on both sides of the border, media, think tanks, First Nations leaders, the business community and subject-matter experts for a panel discussion on the problem of cross-border smuggling and border vulnerabilities on tribal lands […]

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Canada’s Trade with Mexico: Why it Matters

  A new report  by Laura Dawson for the Canadian Council of Chief Executives  identifies a visa requirement for Mexican travelers as a major impediment to Canada-Mexico relations. The 2009 visa, put in place to combat bogus refugee claims, has seriously affected travel, investment and Canada’s reputation in Mexico. With Mexico poised to become the […]

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