Don’t hold your breath for TPP, or China-led trade deal

Lourdes Casanova, academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University, says that the APEC meeting this week has become more relevant in the current anti-globalization climate, but also cautions people that free trade deals will take time. Bio: Casanova says: “Discussions initiated at the APEC summit in Beijing two years ago about […]

U.S. dairy could flood Canada under new trade deal

Andrew Novakovic, professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership represents a new opportunity for the U.S. to develop marketing relationships with Canadian processing and marketing companies, but at a high cost for Canadian farmers.   Novakovic says:   “The outlines of the dairy agreement contained […]

Monumental trade deal perpetuates double standards of certain laws

Chantal Thomas, an attorney and expert on international law and the political economy, says the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new trade agreement between the U.S. and other Pacific Rim countries, creates an international architecture that places investor rights at the top of a pyramid. Bio:   Thomas says:   “The TPP continues the trend of ‘double-standardization’ of investment […]