Bilateral trade deals rise from the ashes

Doha was mostly stalled, leaving Canada to negotiate smaller bilateral agreements.

Laura Payton
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2009 12:00 am EST

The decade we'll soon bid farewell to saw major Canadian attempts at reaching a global trade agreement through the World Trade Organization's Doha Development Round and a regional agreement through the Free Trade Area of the Americas. But the first decade of the millenium will largely go down as an era of bilateral agreements with small economies and significant efforts to diversify the economy beyond the US—with limited results.

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