Tag Archives: trade

Biden on China’s detention of two Michaels: ‘Human beings are not bartering chips’

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden granted Justin Trudeau at least one of the items atop his wish list Tuesday as they met for the first time as president and prime minister: a pledge to help get two Canadians out of a

Screen-shared vision: Biden-Trudeau meeting to feature common ground, old irritants

WASHINGTON — Call it the Screen-Shared Summit.  Tuesday's bilateral meeting of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Joe Biden — a strictly virtual affair, thanks to COVID-19 — offers hope of a new start for Canada-U. S. relations. It will be the...

How Canada can capitalize on U.S. auto sector’s abrupt pivot to electric vehicles

WASHINGTON — The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada's high-tensile trade ties with the United States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn. But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era...

How Canada can capitalize on U.S. auto sector’s abrupt pivot to electric vehicles

WASHINGTON — The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada's high-tensile trade ties with the United States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn.But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era,...

Former Obama adviser Podesta on Biden’s Keystone XL decision: ‘He’s not going back’

WASHINGTON — A senior adviser to two former U.S. presidents delivered a stark message Friday to Canadians hoping for the resurrection of the Keystone XL pipeline: get over it.  The project is gone and not coming back, said John Podesta, who

Canadian blueberries pose no peril to American producers, U.S. trade commission says

WASHINGTON — The panel that evaluates international trade disputes in the United States has squashed a complaint about Canadian blueberries.  Recent spikes in blueberry imports from countries including Canada, Mexico, Peru and Chile pose no threat to A...

Canada prepping trade options in case EU breaks promise to keep vaccines flowing

OTTAWA — Canada is putting together options to retaliate if Europe breaks its promise not to cut off Canada's shipments of COVID-19 vaccines, though Europe appears to be keeping that promise at least for now. Procurement Minister Anita Anand told the

Opposition urges Liberal government to push back against Biden’s Buy American plan

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The Opposition Conservatives are urging the federal government to push back on President Joe Biden's protectionist Buy American plan.  B.C. MP Tracy Gray, the party's international trade critic, says expressions of disappointment...

If Canada can survive four years of Trump, it can navigate the new Buy American: PM

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — If Canada was able to navigate Donald Trump's four years of bilateral bluster, it can surely find safe harbour from the protectionist measures of his Democratic successor, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Tuesday.  Joe Bid...

U.S. president signs executive order instituting stringent new Buy American regimen

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden imposed stringent new made-in-America rules for U.S. government spending Monday, adding a caveat likely troubling to Canada: exceptions to those rules will be allowed only under "very limited circumstances."  Monday's B...