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Baking or on the back burner: Taking the temperature of Canada’s trade deals

By Shruti Shekar      

Canada is in the middle of various trade talks including with China, Mercosur, ASEAN, India, and NAFTA. Trade experts say it's a key time for Canada to take advantage of talks before the opportunity is lost to gain access to valuable and attractive markets.

International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne has been tackling several trade deals lately but has placed others on the back burner. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Trade experts say Canada needs to focus on ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and should begin to look into securing trade opportunities with growing markets in South America and Southeast Asia to diversify its trade portfolio at a time when its largest trading partner is being difficult. Here are some of the deals Canada is pursuing, and if they're on the back burner or freshly baked. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

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