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Canadian exports at risk when America is first to free trade agreements

By Brian Innes      

To keep thriving, we need a plan for competitive access to Asia-Pacific markets, and we need it now.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, pictured in China in November 2016, where he led a 10-day agricultural delegation to Qingdao, Beijing, and Guangzhou. Photograph courtesy of Flickr

OTTAWA—News that the U.S. is poised to launch a bilateral trade deal with Japan after bowing out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership should be a wake-up call for Canada to implement trade agreements with Asia-Pacific economies or we’ll be left behind. The Trump administration is working at breakneck speed on a number of files, and trade agreements will be no different. They’re charging towards new free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific—starting with the lucrative Japanese market. For Canada, this

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