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EU-U.S. Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Spell…OPPORTUNITY

Posted in Congress, Trade

By Ambassador Alan Wolff, Tom Howell, and Joe Dowley On June 17, 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced the launch of sweeping negotiations for a U.S.-EU free trade agreement on goods, services and investment called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) agreement. Negotiations began this week; if… Continue Reading

Can Beyond the Border help the 21st Century be the “North American Century?”

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Trade

By Andrew Shaw Last week, the Congressional Northern Borders Caucus held its kick-off event for the 113th Congress on the Beyond the Border (BTB) and Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) bilateral initiatives between the U.S. and Canada. The forum featured a diverse group of speakers, including Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, Department of Homeland… Continue Reading

Aligning Standards: U.S., Canada Improve Regulatory Cooperation

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Trade

By Emma Rigby Late last month, the U.S. and Canadian governments delivered on a promise to publish a progress report on efforts made to date to reform cross-border regulations. As part of the joint initiative, “Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council,” (RCC), launched in 2011 by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the report… Continue Reading

Promoting U.S.-Canada Trade: Georgia Takes the Lead

Posted in Canada-U.S. Relations, Cross-border Investment, Governors, Trade

By Scotty Greenwood This week, the Governor of Georgia is promoting the state to its best customer and supplier –  Canada. Rollin Downs from our Canada-U.S. team is helping the Governor’s team with aspects of the trade mission, which is still underway, starting in Montreal and heading west each day, until finally reaching Alberta’s oil… Continue Reading

The Ambitious Agenda of U.S. Mayors

Posted in 2012 Elections, Energy Policy, Health Policy, Infrastructure, Mayors, Trade, Transportation

By Rosalind Rubens Newell and Bandele McQueen The U.S. Conference of Mayors gathered recently in Orlando, Florida for its 80th Annual Meeting, hosted by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. This bipartisan organization serves as a bellwether for rising issues that are of importance to cities of varying sizes across the country. The programmatic theme for this year’s year’s annual… Continue Reading

DOHA is Dead. Long Live DOHA.

Posted in Trade

By Scotty Greenwood This morning, when many in Washington, DC were on spring break or otherwise off to make Easter or Passover plans, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted its annual “Conversation with Former U.S. Trade Representatives.” John Hamre, President of CSIS, joked that he thought nobody would show up on such a… Continue Reading