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The future of the Canada-Mexico relationship in a renegotiated NAFTA

    By Anna Barrera (Research Associate, Dawson Strategic) April 28, 2017 Canada and Mexico have had a strong relationship spanning more than 70 years. Their trade relationship grew with the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994 but has decreased in recent years. Within that relationship, the majority of Canada’s trade is […]






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Dawson Strategic discusses what Trump Presidency means for North America

  With the surprising win of Donald Trump last week, many questions have been circling about what this means for Canada and Mexico. With this in mind, Jeffrey Phillips and Anna Barrera were interviewed by Isabel Inclán of NOTIMEX to discuss where North America should go from here. According to Phillips “It is too early […]






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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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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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