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Canadian Green Trade and Value Chains: Defining the Opportunities report coverCanadian Green Trade and Value Chains: Defining the Opportunities

Published August 2017
The Conference Board of Canada expects that actively engaging in green trade would allow Canadian clean-tech firms to capture the benefits of both the green economy and of international trade and investment. This briefing proposes that a steady low-carbon transition and the formation of a lower-carbon economy could allow these firms to reach global customers for sales of “green and clean” products and services.

Briefing coverClean Trade: Global Opportunities in Climate-Friendly Technologies

Published July 2017
This briefing identifies the opportunity for Canada to enhance its global commerce by exporting climate-friendly technologies, such as renewable energy, energy-efficiency technologies, and waste management products.

Future Trade

Canada’s New Trade and Technology Paradigm: Finding the Right Policy Mix report coverCanada’s New Trade and Technology Paradigm: Finding the Right Policy Mix

Published July 2016
This briefing examines the dramatic changes in the global economy in recent decades, the forces behind them, and the policy response that would best position Canadian firms and the entire economy to take advantage of the opportunities presented.

What Might Canada’s Future Exports Look Like? report coverWhat Might Canada’s Future Exports Look Like?

Published November 2012
This study examines the long-term growth path for Canadian exports to our major trading partners: the United States, the United Kingdom, the eurozone, Japan, China, India, Mexico, and Brazil.

Canada’s Trade in a Digital World (website)

Published April 2011
Digitization opens up new trade and investment possibilities, changes the nature of trade, and poses new challenges for Canadian businesses. This briefing aims to help leaders address these issues.

Succeeding in Global Markets

Competing Globally: Canada’s Hidden Success Stories” report coverCompeting Globally: Canada’s Hidden Success Stories

Published May 2014
Canada's competitive advantage at exporting oil and wheat, for example, is well recognized. But what about the lesser-known products? Read about five globally competitive Canadian products that also stand out.

Canada’s “Next Top Markets” report coverCanada’s “Next Top Markets”

Published May 2013
This briefing assesses which non-traditional markets represent the best long-term potential for Canadian companies. It is part of the Conference Board Global Commerce Centre’s Tool Kit for Growth Markets.

Canada’s “Next Top Markets” report coverCanada’s Most Important Future Global Markets

Published October 2012
This report identifies Canada’s top 25 most important future global markets by developing two indexes—Country Potential Index and Canadian Engagement Index—and determining the countries that rank highest on both.

Regulatory Cooperation: A Practical Action Plan

Published April 2011
Canada has much to gain from regulatory coordination with its trading partners, yet there has been little progress made to date. This briefing proposes a pragmatic action strategy for Canada.

Some Plain Talk About Canada’s International Trade

Published May 2010
This briefing summarizes key trends in Canada’s international trade, and it underscores the need to recognize the ways in which Canada’s trade realities are changing.

International Financial Policy Reform and Options for Canada: Think Globally, Act Locally

Published February 2009
This report analyses the causes of the global financial crisis and argues that national financial regulators can do more to ensure that such a crisis is never repeated.

Provide Fair Tax Treatment for Canadian International Business

Published August 2008
This briefing argues that when it comes to tax treatment, Canadian businesses need at least a level playing field for investment abroad.

Adopt a More Strategic Approach to International Trade

Published April 2007
The ideas in this briefing have been drawn from Volume I of the final report of The Canada Project, Mission Possible: Sustainable Prosperity for Canada.

Identifying the Next Generation of Canadian Priority Markets, Preliminary Analysis Summary | Résumé

If We Can Fix It Here, We Can Make It Anywhere: Effective Policies at Home to Boost Canada’s Global Success

The Financial Crisis, Regulatory Reform, and International Coordination: What Remains to Be Done

Re-energizing Canada’s International Trade: Strategies for Post-Recession Success | Redynamiser le commerce extérieur au Canada: Stratégies pour réussir la reprise (CanCompete)

The Perfect (Anti-Trade) Storm? Recession, the November U.S. Elections, and What It All Means for Canada

Canada’s Multicultural Population and Trade Connections

Videos

 

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Danielle Goldfarb discusses the impact that tariff elimination under CETA could have on Canada’s key goods exports.

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Danielle Goldfarb discusses the characteristics and strategies that have led to past success for Canadian companies in the EU.

 

Impact

We were invited to participate to an IP roundtable with Hon. Chrystia Freeland in advance of the 4th round of  NAFTA negotiations, on October 6, 2017 in Toronto. We were pleased to contribute to the discussion.Photo of the Conference Board of Canada's Jacqueline Palladini and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs

Canada–Mexico Business Insights, On September 25, 2017, we hosted a delegation of Mexican business people who were in Ottawa for the third round of NAFTA negotiations. We were happy to have an impact by sharing the results of our NAFTA 2.0 paper and other relevant research.

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