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NAFTA's Mixed Record | Foreign Affairs

NAFTA's Mixed Record | Foreign Affairs | CETA | Scoop.it
When the North American Free Trade Agreement was proposed, it set off a vigorous debate across the continent about its benefits and drawbacks.
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NAFTA Helped North America, Now it is Time to Open Up to Others | Foreign Affairs

NAFTA Helped North America, Now it is Time to Open Up to Others | Foreign Affairs | CETA | Scoop.it
In the 20 years since it entered into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been both lauded and attacked in the United States. But to properly assess NAFTA’s record, it is important to first be clear about what the agreement has actually done. Economically speaking, the answer is a lot.
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5 ways the Canada-EU trade deal will impact Canadians

5 ways the Canada-EU trade deal will impact Canadians | CETA | Scoop.it
Once the Canada-EU trade agreement comes into force, Canadians may pay less for a range of products coming from Europe, while tariffs will also be eliminated for many Canadian exports to Europe. Here are five ways CETA will affect Canadians.
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Parliament backs strong EU stance on 2030 clean energy goals

Parliament backs strong EU stance on 2030 clean energy goals | CETA | Scoop.it
The European Parliament sent a “strong message” yesterday (5 February) in
favour of an ambitious EU energy and climate policy for 2030, backing
legally-binding goals for CO2 emissions, renewables and energy efficiency.
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Strange bedfellows unite to defend Fuel Quality Directive

Strange bedfellows unite to defend Fuel Quality Directive | CETA | Scoop.it
Environmental pressure groups and biofuels trade associations have joined
forces to call on the European Commission to save the Fuel Quality Directive,
as rumours grow that it will be terminated by a passage in the 2030 White
Paper. 
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Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A 'Corporate Bill of Rights'

Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement (CETA): A 'Corporate Bill of Rights' | CETA | Scoop.it
What would a trade agreement intended to benefit all Canadians look like? This is of more than academic concern right now as the Harper Conservative government will eventually unveil the full detai...
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Ottawa challenges EU fuel quality directive that targets oil sands | Canadian Manufacturing

Ottawa challenges EU fuel quality directive that targets oil sands | Canadian Manufacturing | CETA | Scoop.it
The science behind an EU fuel-quality directive that slams Canada's oil sands is being targeted by Ottawa, which is seeking an independent review of the findings.
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EU trade deal could cost Canadian drug plans billions

EU trade deal could cost Canadian drug plans billions | CETA | Scoop.it
Europeans asking for regulations to delay arrival of cheaper generic drugs on market
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NAFTA's Unfinished Business

NAFTA's Unfinished Business | CETA | Scoop.it
Although the North American Free Trade Agreement succeeded in liberalizing trade, over the 20 years since the treaty entered into force, it has failed to deepen links between the Canadian, U.S., and Mexican economies. It’s not too late to play catch-up, so policymakers should tear down the remaining barriers to complete economic integration.
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Why Did it Take So Long to (Sort of) Finalize the CETA?

In the fall of 2013 the Government of Canada finally announced that it had finalized (sort of) an agreement with the European Union for a comprehensive trade and economic agreement. I say “sort of” since all that was released was a general overview of the agreement. While a number of questions still remain about the agreement, one of the most puzzling (at least for some of us) is why it took so long for Canada and the European Union to come to an agreement. We believe that one of the reasons it took so long to finalize an agreement is that Ottawa and the provinces did not put in place a formal process for securing provincial approval of the final shape of an agreement. Negotiations began in the spring of 2009 and the Government of Canada began hinting that a deal was imminent as early as 2011. The fact that the two sides disagreed on some key issues like patent ...more
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Canada threatens EU over tar sands

Canada threatens EU over tar sands | CETA | Scoop.it
Canada is threatening trade retaliation if the EU tries to tighten
regulations on oil from its highly polluting tar sands in a Fuel Quality
Directive, according to documents seen by EurActiv.
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The review of the EU's Fuel Quality Directive

The review of the EU's Fuel Quality Directive | CETA | Scoop.it
Petrol and diesel specifications are being reviewed in order to lower their
environmental and health impact as well as to take into account new EU-wide
targets on biofuels and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
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EU tar sands law would cost oil firms ‘less than a euro cent a litre’

EU tar sands law would cost oil firms ‘less than a euro cent a litre’ | CETA | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE / A stalled internal EU report has found that draft proposals to
apply a high-polluting tag to unconventional fuels such as tar sands would
have an effect on oil prices too minimal to be felt at filling stations.
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Elizabeth Kolbert: Obama’s Keystone Decision

Elizabeth Kolbert: Obama’s Keystone Decision | CETA | Scoop.it
Carbon-dioxide levels have increased every year, and earlier this month they reached the milestone of four hundred parts per million. No one knows exactly when levels were last this high; the best guess is the mid-Pliocene, about three million years ago, when sea levels were some seventy-five feet higher. President Obama will make a decision in the next few months about whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The latest figures reveal what’s at stake.
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The problem with that other EU deal

The problem with that other EU deal | CETA | Scoop.it
While sensitive issues like beef are being blamed for delaying a European Union trade deal, Foreign Minister John Baird has confirmed there’s also a snag stalling a political deal tha
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