Canada

Canada – China FIPA: Just the Facts, Please

October 22, 2014 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #313 By Matthew Levine – matthew.a.j.levine [at] gmail.com Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China (China FIPA), which entered into force October 1, 2014, is a laudable step towards norms-based economic relations in […]

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China’s Liberalizing Impact on Global Commodity Markets

December 4, 2012 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #195 – China played a key part in the recent collapse of the iron ore pricing regime. This was an unintended consequence of a mix of bold negotiating tactics and competing domestic interests, which made it difficult to implement a consistent international procurement policy. Chinese actions destabilized global market institutions and paradoxically caused their liberalization. […]

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