Redesigning Canadian Trade Policies for New Global Realities

Editors: Stephen Tapp, Ari Van Assche and Robert Wolfe
Thirty one leading academics, government researchers and practitioners from Canada and abroad analyze how changes in global commerce, technology, and economic and geopolitical power are affecting Canada, and what this means for policy. To purchase a copy, please visit the IRPP store. Some chapters are available online.


Editors' Chapters

Overview of the Research Findings

Stephen Tapp (IRPP), Ari Van Assche (HEC MontrĂ©al) and Robert Wolfe (Queen’s)

A Road Map for More Inclusive Canadian Trade Policy

Stephen Tapp (IRPP), Ari Van Assche (HEC MontrĂ©al) and Robert Wolfe (Queen’s)

Firm-level Views of Canadian Trade

International Trade with Firm Heterogeneity: Theoretical Developments and Policy Implications

Beverly Lapham (Queen’s)

Trade and Productivity: Insights from Canadian Firm-Level Data

John Baldwin and Beiling Yan (Statistics Canada)

Going Global: Canadian SME Trade and Emerging Markets

Sui Sui (Ryerson) and Stephen Tapp (IRPP)

Technology-Enabled Small Business Trade in Canada: New Evidence from eBay Marketplaces

Usman Ahmed and Hanne Melin (eBay Inc.)

Global Value Chain Participation and the Productivity of Canadian Manufacturing Firms

John Baldwin and Beiling Yan (Statistics Canada)

Canadian Commerce Policies in an Interconnected World

Canadian Trade Policy in a G-Zero World

Robert Wolfe (Queen’s)

International Regulatory Cooperation in a Supply Chain World

Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute)

Navigating the Maze: Canada, Rules of Origin and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Andrew (Sandy) Moroz

The Restrictiveness of Canada’s Services Trade Policy in an International Context

SĂ©bastien Miroudot (OECD)

The Potential to Enhance Canada’s Services Trade in CETA, TPP and TiSA

Erik van der Marel (European Centre for International Political Economy)

Canadian Investment Treaty Policy: Stay the Course on Progressive Developments

Andrew Newcombe (University of Victoria)

Canada’s Integration into Global Value Chains

Global Value Chains and the Rise of a Supply Chain Mindset

Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal)

Leveraging Global Supply Chains in Canadian Trade Policy

Emily Blanchard (Dartmouth College)

Chasing the Chain: Canada’s Pursuit of Global Value Chains

Dan Koldyk, Lewis M. Quinn and Todd Evans (Export Development Canada)

New International Evidence on Canada’s Participation in Global Value Chains

Koen De Backer and SĂ©bastien Miroudot (OECD)

By Road, Rail, Sea and Air: The Role of Transportation Networks in Moving Canada’s Merchandise Trade

Jacques Roy (HEC Montréal)

Perspectives on Canadian Trade

How Business Can Help Free Trade

Perrin Beatty and Cam Vidler (Canadian Chamber of Commerce)

How to Promote Smart Exporting among Canadian Companies

Bill Currie (Deloitte)

Canada’s Global Firms and the Future of Trade Policy

John Manley and Brian Kingston (Business Council of Canada)

Is More Trade Liberalization the Remedy for Canada’s Trade Woes?

Jim Stanford (Unifor)

The Supply Chain Echo and Its Effects on Canadian Businesses

Joy Nott (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters)

Small Business Traders in Canada

Ted Mallett (Canadian Federation of Independent Business)

Trade and Sustainable Development

Scott Vaughan (International Institute for Sustainable Development)

Inclusive Trade, Inclusive Development: Opportunities for Canadian Leadership

Margaret Biggs (Queen’s)

How Gender Affects SMEs’ Participation in International Trade

Arancha GonzĂĄlez




Featured Chapters

Canadian Investment Treaty Policy: Stay the Course on Progressive Developments

Andrew Newcombe
Canada is on the right track after recent reforms to foreign investment rules.

Inclusive Trade, Inclusive Development: Opportunities for Canadian Leadership

Margaret Biggs
Inclusive trade and development are central to advancing a more progressive trade agenda for Canada.

How Gender Affects SMEs’ Participation in International Trade

Arancha GonzĂĄlez
Connecting more women-owned businesses to global markets is smart economics.


Trade Policy for Uncertain Times

July 19, 2017

Canadian trade policy at a risky crossroads

May 17, 2017

Which way forward for Canada’s international investment treaty policy?

Stephen Tapp, January 18, 2016

Becoming a leader in inclusive trade and development

Stephen Tapp, December 19, 2016

Removing the barriers to women traders

Stephen Tapp, November 3, 2016

Encouraging Canadian SME exports to emerging markets

Stephen Tapp, October 13, 2016

Bypassing the trade-rule maze through the TPP

Stephen Tapp, September 29, 2016

Canadian trade policy in a G-Zero world

Stephen Tapp, September 13, 2016

The growing importance of services in Canadian trade

Stephen Tapp, August 3, 2016

Canadian exporters and eBay: How technology is changing trade

Stephen Tapp, July 26, 2016

Seven ways to encourage small business trade in Canada

Stephen Tapp, May 12, 2016

What if trade agreements are doing us more harm than good?

Stephen Tapp, April 14, 2016

Updating trade policy for the firms that drive Canadian trade

Stephen Tapp, March 21, 2016

Global value chain participation improves firm-level productivity

Stephen Tapp, March 17, 2016

Canada needs simpler, more consistent customs procedures

Stephen Tapp, March 1, 2016

The role of transportation networks in moving Canadian trade

Stephen Tapp, February 29, 2016

Canada lags behind as production becomes more global

Stephen Tapp, February 17, 2016

How business can help free trade

Stephen Tapp, November 16, 2015

How can we encourage more Canadian companies to export?

Stephen Tapp, November 10, 2015

How Canada can improve regulatory cooperation

Stephen Tapp, August 31, 2015

How trade changes when firms matter

Stephen Tapp, June 6, 2015

How trade can help (or hinder) Canada’s productivity

Stephen Tapp, June 4, 2015

Canada’s changing links to the global economy

Stephen Tapp, May 22, 2015

New opportunities and challenges for Canadian trade policy

Stephen Tapp, May 7, 2015

The IRPP launches a new research initiative on Canadian trade

Stephen Tapp, April 28, 2015

Multiple trade negotiations offer tantalizing possibilities

Robert Wolfe, December 2013, Globe and Mail

The Canada-EU trade deal: A job creator – and a job killer

Stephen Tapp, October 2013, Globe and Mail

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