Canada and International Trade


Contains Bibliography
ISBN 0-88645-015-2




Reviewed by Stephen J. Kees

Stephen J. Kees was Chief Librarian, Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Welland, Ontario.


These volumes contain the papers given at a conference sponsored by the UBC Institute of International Relations and the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Vancouver in the summer of 1983. Volume One deals with the major issues in our trade policy while Volume Two deals specifically with our trade relations with the countries of the Pacific Rim.

As a major trading nation, this country has a need to examine its trade policy to ensure that it remains attuned to the changing problems of trade in the world as a whole. These papers analyze our policy from that point of view, not only with the United States but also with that area of growing importance, the countries of the Pacific Rim.

Now that we have committed ourselves (1985) to formal discussions with the United States, the need for such policy analysis is even more pressing and desirable. The papers are well annotated and a lengthy summary is also provided.

At this time, when we are looking to international trade to improve our economic situation, these papers provide an important resource to be considered.


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