Nov 22, 2008

A new FTA for Canada


"L'entente prévoit de retirer les tarifs douaniers imposés à 98 pour cent des exportations canadiennes en Colombie, y compris pour le blé, l'orge, les lentilles, les pois, le boeuf, les produits de papier ainsi que la machinerie et l'équipement." ... read all

Does it have anything to do with trade or simply two conservative presidents getting along well?

1 comment:

Laura said...

perhaps there's something to do with legal immigration...canada needs skilled labor, and this agreement entails diploma recognition (of engineers) and labor standards. and canada may want closer relations with colombia because of drug fighting, like the US? just guessing...in any case I think the non-trade objectives (or "public goods")seem to be more important in this FTA.