Chasing China: Why an Economic Agreement with China Is Necessary for Canada's Continued Prosperity

Research Report, Dawson Strategic and Ciuriak Consulting, 2016

36 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2016

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Laura Ritchie Dawson

Carleton University - Centre for Trade Policy and Law

Dan Ciuriak

Ciuriak Consulting Inc.; Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); C.D. Howe Institute; Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH

Date Written: January 19, 2016

Abstract

Although Canada has been building its economic relationship with China, its approach has been inconsistent, even as China is aggressively securing partnerships with other western countries. Canada risks being left out of China’s economic growth plans, to the detriment of Canadian manufacturers and exporters. The analysis in this study suggests that a free trade agreement between Canada and China would generate significant economic gains for Canada, help diversify its export markets, and make it a more attractive location in North America for globally oriented investment.

Keywords: Canada, China, FTA, trade liberalization, computable general equilibrium modelling, CGE

JEL Classification: F14

Suggested Citation

Dawson, Laura Ritchie and Ciuriak, Dan, Chasing China: Why an Economic Agreement with China Is Necessary for Canada's Continued Prosperity (January 19, 2016). Research Report, Dawson Strategic and Ciuriak Consulting, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2720048

Laura Ritchie Dawson

Carleton University - Centre for Trade Policy and Law ( email )

Ottawa, Ontario
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