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Staking Out Sensitive Territory in the TPP

 For more than a year, TPP partners have been holding their breath in hopes that the world’s fifth largest economy would join the negotiations.  Except for its membership in the WTO, Japan has been a reluctant player in regional and bilateral FTA fora. It has held back because of a number of domestic protectionist measures, […]

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TPP: A fair shake for Canada and Mexico?

What’s next for Canada in the TPP? Join Amb. Demetrios Marantis and Laura Dawson as they  discuss the big issues and challenges of the TPP at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC  on Wednesday, August 8th. Please see here for more details. Can’t make it to DC? You can catch the panel by live webcast, here.  

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Canada needs to be at the Pacific Table

In an OpEd published in the National Post on March 14, Daniel Schwanen and I argue that only by being present at the TPP table can Canada influence the shape of the final agreement.  At the same time, negotiating an agreement is not the same as accepting an agreement. In the end, we can walk […]

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Dawson Strategic Submission on TPP

In our submission to DFAIT’s request for comments on Canada’s prospective membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we argue that the TPP is an opportunity for Canada to get a foot in the Asia-Pacific door. More importantly, Canada’s exclusion from the TPP could disadvantage Canadian businesses.  Read Dawson Strategic’s full submission here.

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