‘We want an open market’: Why it’s time for Canada to tear down its (dry)walls – Financial Post

Riyaz Dattu

Jan 20, 2017

Having anti-dumping measures in place between Canada and the United States is “one of the failures of” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Osler international trade law expert Riyaz Dattu tells Financial Post. In an article, author Terence Corcoran explores U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to renegotiate NAFTA and how Canada could respond to any such changes. The article also argues the antiquities of anti-dumping measures as they relate to free trade in North America. Riyaz, a partner in Osler’s International Trade and Investment Law Group, says having such measures in place in North America is counter-productive.

“It’s anomalous and bizarre,” Riyaz tells Financial Post. “It does not make sense economically, and from a perspective of free trade, to have dumping laws between Canada and the United States, or for that matter between Mexico and Canada.”

For more information on anti-dumping measures and free trade, read Terence Corcoran’s article “’We want an open market’: Why it’s time for Canada to tear down its (dry)walls” in Financial Post.