China says US ‘spoiled’ APEC party as trade war truce hopes fade

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NAFTA talks forced Canada to pick a side in U.S.-China trade war

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

NAFTA talks forced Canada to pick a side in U.S.-China trade war

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When Justin Trudeau's government agreed to a revised North American free trade deal, the Americans said Canada also agreed to something else: joining Donald Trump's trade war on China.  The story is here.

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The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

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The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25. Source: asia.nikkei.com

The new TPP could create a new force for treatymaking unaligned with either China or the United States, according to new analysis from Bannon’s.

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China’s Weak Hand in Potential Trade War With U.S.

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China’s Weak Hand in Potential Trade War With U.S.

A Chinese flag in Beijing’s central business district. While China has many options with which to retaliate against potential United States tariffs, it has few good ones. Credit Jason Lee/Reuters

Christopher Bedoor argues in the New York Times that China’s stockpiles of U.S. Treasuries makes a trade war with the United States improbable.

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Canada launches case against US at WTO

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Canada launches case against US at WTO

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A flock of Canada geese flies over cargo ships at anchor in English Bay, outside the Port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

An important development in North American trade matters not involving NAFTA happened this week.  According to Reuters, Canada launched a complaint against the US last week, challenging Washington’s use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties.  Nearly 200 examples of alleged U.S. wrongdoing were reportedly alleged, though interestingly, the examples did not concern China, but other trading partners including China, India, Brazil and the European Union.

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