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Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves B.C. Supreme Court following her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada January 23, 2020. Jennifer Gauthier/Reuters

Smaller Countries Lose in the U.S.–China Trade Deal

Since the phase one trade deal between China and the United States was inked on 15 January, much of the commentary has focused on the overly ambitious targets for Chinese purchases of US goods. Critics charge that the deal amounts to ‘managed trade’ or ‘central planning’ that substitutes government diktats for market forces. Read More

February 2, 2020

Homeland Security
Crackdown by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Likely to Drive a Deeper Wedge Between Canada and U.S.

Those entering the United States at Peace Arch and other western border ports of entry are facing a stepped up enforcement regime that creates significant risks for all southbound travelers.

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January 14, 2020

Trade
What to Look for in the “Phase One” U.S.-China Trade Deal

On Wednesday, January 15, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald J. Trump will sign the “phase one” trade agreement that has been in the works since the March 22, 2018, determination under Section 301 that China’s policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce.

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December 13, 2019

Trade
Congress Should Use the USMCA Ratification Process to Restore Congressional Authority Over Trade

With the signing of the Protocol of Amendment to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on December 10, 2019, the battle over USMCA now moves to the Congress.

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