The U.S. Department of Commerce released the results of investigations into the impact on U.S. national security from the current levels of imports of steel mill products and of imports of wrought and unwrought aluminum.

The Department of Commerce found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports “threaten to impair the national security.”

For steel imports, …


 

According to several media reports, Canada and the South American trading bloc Mercosur are expected to announce the formal launch of trade talks, during a meeting on March 9 between Canadian trade minister François-Philippe Champagne and his Mercosur counterparts in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Government of Canada held consultations last year on the scope of potential negotiations regarding a possible …


 

After translation and legal review in the eleven member countries, the full text of the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been published. According to Global Affairs Canada the full text of the bilateral side-letters are expected to follow as soon as possible.

Ministers of all 11 member countries will officially sign the CPTPP on …