Trade Agreements

April 1, 2017

Political debate and the anxiety it has fueled have created an unfortunate—and inaccurate—impression that trade agreements have destroyed manufacturing and are killing US jobs. A look at the facts reveals a more complex story and points to a different conclusion.

January 1, 2017

This C. D. Howe Institute report examines the possible implications of Trump administration trade policy on trade among the three NAFTA partner countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

April 21, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to have a modest impact on Canada, according to ground breaking research from the C.D. Howe Institute.

November 14, 2015

MLI writes that Canada stands to benefit from changes to intellectual property protections that a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement can bring.

August 11, 2015

The EU-U.S. T-TIP Agreement will only be fully successful if it fully maximizes innovation.

April 20, 2015

Expanding the Information Technology Agreement can bring significant benefits to Korea's economy.

January 15, 2015

Canadians will likely enjoy $2.1 billion in additional household income by 2035 as a result of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Deal (CKFTA), which entered into force January 1, 2015, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report.

July 1, 2014

This ICRIER report assesses the impact of the India-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on trade in services between the two countries, with the objective of identifying potential areas for harnessing services trade between the two countries. It concludes that there are strong complementarities for services trade in sectors such as IT, transportation, construction and audiovisual services. By collaborating in these areas, India and Korea can not only strengthen their trade ties but can also gain a competitive advantage in the global market.

July 1, 2014

This ICRIER report identifies the barriers to investment flows between India and Germany and suggests measures to address these barriers through bilateral trade negotiations and domestic reforms. The paper found that policy uncertainty, rigid regulations, and differences in technical and product standards are key barriers to bilateral investment flows between India and Germany and that addressing these issues can help improve trade and investment flows between the two nations.

April 11, 2014

Comprehensively expanding the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) will significantly benefit China's economy and global IT innovation.