Harmonizing Canada-U.S. trade regulations back on front burner

White House officials will be at the Canadian embassy on Thursday to discuss a joint Canada-United States initiative feared to be on life support in recent months — the Regulatory Co-operation Council, aimed at harmonizing trade regulations to ease cross-border trade between the world’s two biggest trading partners. Both Canadian and American stakeholders and business representatives, have been complaining for […]

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North American free trade agreement with Europe needed, says ex-Mexican diplomat – From The Wires –

Canadian and U.S. efforts to strike free trade deals with Europe must eventually be harmonized into a North American agreement involving Mexico, a former Mexican diplomat said Wednesday. “I know this creates a lot of heartburn in…Washington, but eventually that has to be the step forward,” Arturo Sarukhan told an economic conference in Montreal. The former ambassador to the United […]

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