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Reassessing Canadian Trade in Asia

by Randolph Mank

January 2018

With the political and media frenzy fading, China probably did us a favour when it rejected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's efforts to launch negotiations on a free trade deal in December. Now, at least, we know what they don't want - an ambitious and progressive set of trade and economic commitments and disciplines, along the lines of our Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the EU. They have also give us time to pause and think carefully about the emerging new world order into which we may be inadvertently stumbling. It's worth taking the opportunity to look at the broader geopolitical context, examine the current state of Canada-China trade, consider our respective objectives, and from that basis, recalibrate our trade priorities in Asia and elsewhere.

Read the full article on the Canadian Global Affairs Institute website.