Trade Agreements

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.

December 1, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will only be worth it if it concludes with an innovation-maximizing trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals for the U.S.

September 2, 2013

This ICRIER report marks the first exhaustive study on the possibilities of comprehensive economic partnership between India and Taiwan. It focuses on how Asian countries can leverage their mutual complementarities, develop production networks and efficient supply chains, and enhance investment flows.

September 1, 2013

This ICRIER report estimates the economic potential of liberalized trade and investment between India and Pakistan. The study finds that this trade potential remains unrealized largely due to impediments in transport and transit facilities, a restrictive visa regime, continuation of large informal trade flows, and the presence of ‘perceived’ non-tariff barriers to trade between India and Pakistan.

August 15, 2013

Canada’s potential trade deal with the European Union, if it is ambitious, could generate far more opportunities than risks, according to this report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

March 14, 2013

An EU-US FTA would signal to the world the seriousness with which both parties take true free trade, and that more than anything else would animate the global dialogue in favor or more serious multilateral trade liberalization.

January 1, 2013

This ICRIER paper examines the ground covered so far by India and the challenges that remain for it to realize the benefits of the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA). Resolving issues such as the liberalization of tariffs (including trimming sensitive lists), non-tariff barriers, transport and transit barriers, and customs reforms can maximize the impact of SAFTA for South Asian nations.