(Andy Blatchford – Canadian Press)
Dozens of experts are urging Canada to choose a surgical, sector-by-sector approach when it comes to expanding its trading relationship with China rather than a sweeping free trade deal that could risk provoking the United States, says a new report.
The Public Policy Forum paper, to be released Thursday, lays out a suggested blueprint for Canadian policy-makers at a time when Ottawa has struggled in its efforts to deepen business ties with the Asian superpower.
The study will also arrive after Canada recently agreed to a free trade pact with the U.S. and Mexico, a deal that includes a controversial new clause requiring the countries to notify each other if they enter into trade talks with a "non-market" economy. Click here to read more.
- Diversification not Dependence: A Made-in-Canada China Strategy (PPF)
- How Canada Can Trade With China Without Setting Off the U.S. Tripwire (National Post)
- Canada Should Choose Free Trade With China, Not U.S. Protectionism – Beijing (SCMP)