Former Trade Official Warns Against Major IP Changes in EU Trade Deal

Embassy reports on the Canada – EU Trade Agreement, which concluded the second round of talks last week (Cyndee Todgham Cherniak notes the government's "failure to communicate" on the latest round of talks).  Dan Ciuriak, a former deputy chief economist at the International Trade department, expresses concern with the agreement's approach on intellectual property, arguing "the process is not a sound one. In a hotly contested area, to have fundamental business regulation made in this fashion is not sound."

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