February 19, 2019 | 8:30am - 6:00pm | TwentyTwo, The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON
Table of Contents
Always a trading nation, especially since the negotiation of the Canada-US FTA in 1988, Canada has become a nation of traders. Trade in goods and services, as well as investment has expanded throughout the world. But now Donald Trump and his America First policies put the recent gains at risk.
How should Canada respond?
The day-long State of Trade conference, drawing together parliamentarians, government practitioners, trade policy experts, business executives, diplomats, and other key stakeholders will look at these themes:
- Positioning Canada against Protectionist Forces at home and abroad
- Making Trade Deals – CETA, CPTPP, China, India, et al
- The China Challenge
- Breaking Down Internal Trade Barriers
- ‘America First’: How do we Manage?
- Getting Goods to Market: What we need to do
- Positioning Canada against Protectionist Forces (Panel 1)
- Making Trade Deals (Panel 2)
- The China Challenge (Panel 3)
- Conversation with Ambassador David MacNaughton (Armchair Discussion)
- The USMCA: Managing North America (Panel 4)
08:30 - 09:00: Overview of Facts & Figures of Trade: Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist, EDC
09:00 - 09:15: Canadian Trade Overview: John Hannaford, Deputy Minister, International Trade, Global Affair Canada
12:45 - 01:00: G20 Overview: Jonathan Fried, G20 Sherpa