Trade Agreements

December 17, 2019

As US-China relations reset, a new floor must be created between the two sides that sets the rules and expectations that will govern future ties.

September 23, 2019

This piece looks back at the fifteen years of Polish membership in the European Union to evaluate how the participation in the Single Market is changing the biggest economy to have joined the EU in the 21st century.

July 25, 2019

This study develops a quantitative analysis of the impact of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), as signed on 30 November 2018. The CUSMA represents a major overhaul of the now-dated 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is based largely on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text, signed in 2016, from which the Trump administration withdrew in January 2017.

July 3, 2019

The new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) sets out rules of origin for auto products that need greater clarity to provide certainty for the businesses who must apply them, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

July 1, 2019

This paper presents how the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has evolved as an institution, the changes it has undergone, and the challenges it has faced for the past decades. More importantly, this paper tries to enumerate the roles of APEC in positioning the Philippines in the global economy.

June 25, 2019

The Trump administration has pursued a sharply different – and for its trade partners unsettling – trade policy from that followed by all previous American administrations in the postwar period. Is this a good shift?

June 1, 2019

As parties to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Canada and Mexico have agreed to adopt important intellectual property protections for biologic medicines.

May 3, 2019

This study discusses pros and cons of the Swedish international investment agreements from an economic perspective.

May 3, 2019

Following a long period of unprecedented growth in international trade, the world trading system is currently facing considerable headwinds.

May 1, 2019

In particular, this paper focuses on Chapter 20 of USMCA, which contains the intellectual property (IP) provisions. Vocal critics in Canada have claimed that Chapter 20 will add billions of dollars to our health care costs, limit creativity, and unfairly constrain online platforms. The paper addresses each of these.