FACE OFF: Obama VS Sanders, Trump and Clinton on the TPP

As the debates rage on and the U.S. gets ever closer to selecting a new President, it’s time once again to look at the opposing viewpoints on the TPP.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

FACE OFF: Two sides of the TPP – Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

In getting to the bottom of the issues that matter, we bring you the main arguments for and against one of the most controversial provisions in the agreement – the Investor State Dispute Settlement and Investment Chapter.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

FACE OFF: Two sides of the TPP

We believe it’s important to look at this dense, far-reaching document from all applicable angles and engage in a healthy back and forth on the key issues that will affect Canadians if and when it comes into law.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

The TPP: What does it mean for Canadian international trade professionals?

For Canada, the agreement will likely result in an increase in both imports and exports, including products such as machinery, canola, beef, pork, minerals and seafood. Canadian companies will gain a competitive advantage over exporters from non-TPP countries who must still face the existing tariffs, while the same will be true for organizations importing goods to Canada.

Janice Bandick

Janice Bandick

Janice Bandick is the Communications Assistant at Ashton College, a private college in Vancouver. Founded in 1998, Ashton College has since become a national and international force in the field of education. Ashton College's International Trade diploma and certificate programs endow students with the skills, knowledge and preparation necessary to succeed in this career.

Environmental groups are unhappy about TPP’s failure to address climate change

As environmental groups and analysts make headway with reading through and analyzing the agreement, some groups have come out resolutely against the agreement, arguing that tying these economies together more tightly will make it harder to pass more stringent environmental relations in the future and expressing concern about the TPP’s failure to address climate change.

Jacqueline Côté

I am a working journalist, with experience as SNL Financial’s Canadian correspondent for its Mining and Metals vertical. I also served as the Managing Editor for Central Asia Newswire – covering daily economic and investment news in the region – as well as Features Editor for the Washington-based Magharebia.com, which covers developments in the North Africa region. I have been published in The Montreal Gazette, The Guardian (UK), The New Statesman (UK), Red Pepper (UK), Geopolitical Monitor and CNN.com.

Secret TPP negotiations irk many, but is secrecy necessary to securing an agreement?

Though coverage of the top-level talks has been dominating the headlines, the actual meat of the negotiations remain shrouded in secrecy, only hinting at the issues that may be holding countries back from signing the deal (though Wikileaks has also leaked drafted sections of the deal). These secret TPP negotiations are starting to irk some of those involved.

Jacqueline Côté

I am a working journalist, with experience as SNL Financial’s Canadian correspondent for its Mining and Metals vertical. I also served as the Managing Editor for Central Asia Newswire – covering daily economic and investment news in the region – as well as Features Editor for the Washington-based Magharebia.com, which covers developments in the North Africa region. I have been published in The Montreal Gazette, The Guardian (UK), The New Statesman (UK), Red Pepper (UK), Geopolitical Monitor and CNN.com.

Is the TPP deal another “Giant Sucking Sound” or a path to 21st century shared prosperity?

Despite their loss in Congress this week, the vigorous opposition to TPP will continue when the actual treaty is finalized and presented to Congress for ratification. Is the TPP deal another giant sucking sound as former presidential candidate Ross Perot called the NAFTA agreement?

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susan (“Susie”) Yovic Hoeller has been practicing international business and regulatory law for over three decades. Susie was born in Chicago and raised in Montreal. She has represented Fortune 100 companies, middle market companies, and start ups while living in Chicago, Dallas and NW Arkansas. She is currently located in Tampa, Florida.

Passing of the trade promotion authority legislation in the US could fast-track the TPP

In the hopes of avoiding a drawn out or failed negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the U.S. Congress is negotiating legislation that would allow trade deals to be put on the fast track with few delays and even fewer amendments, also referred to as a trade promotion authority (TPA).

Jacqueline Côté

I am a working journalist, with experience as SNL Financial’s Canadian correspondent for its Mining and Metals vertical. I also served as the Managing Editor for Central Asia Newswire – covering daily economic and investment news in the region – as well as Features Editor for the Washington-based Magharebia.com, which covers developments in the North Africa region. I have been published in The Montreal Gazette, The Guardian (UK), The New Statesman (UK), Red Pepper (UK), Geopolitical Monitor and CNN.com.

FACEOFF: How does a new U.S. Trade Representative shift the country’s approach to trade?

To get a sense of the types of changes to expect we can look at the contrasting the viewpoints held by incoming U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer with those of his predecessor, Michael Froman.

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.

Will there really be a China-U.S. trade war?

Trump’s attacks on China’s economic policies, and his threats against Chinese imports, have led to widespread speculation of a China US trade war.

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.