Trade expert explores implications of globalized production for Canadian policy


Montreal – Companies in Canada and abroad are increasingly restructuring their operations internationally through outsourcing and offshoring. Will increased integration into global value chains provide economic benefits for Canada? In an advance chapter from the forthcoming volume Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, IRPP research fellow and trade expert Ari Van Assche examines how firms are changing their international business practices and the implications for Canadian trade policy.

The chapter will be available on the IRPP’s website ( on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities, edited by Stephen Tapp, Ari Van Assche and Robert Wolfe, is the sixth volume of The Art of the State. Thirty leading academics, government researchers, practitioners and stakeholders, from Canada and abroad, analyze how changes in global commerce, technology, and economic and geopolitical power are affecting Canada and its policy.


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Shirley Cardenas joined the IRPP as the communications officer in 2013. Prior to this she worked as a Webmaster and graphic designer for the Canadian Coast Guard. She also lent support for the day-to-day management of communication activities at the Public Policy Forum. She holds an honours bachelor's degree in communications and political science from the University of Ottawa.

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