Les Affaires mentions Raymond Chrétien in an article about China and its dozen agreements negotiated with several countries.
[Translation] In any event, Ottawa won’t launch discussions with Beijing in the short term, according to former ambassador Raymond Chrétien, partner and strategic advisor with Fasken Martineau. “The top priority is the Trans-Pacific Partnership.”
He considers it unlikely that there will be an agreement in 2014, and that US President Barack Obama will obtain the Trade Promotion Authority, the procedure for adopting an entire trade agreement in the United States without having to negotiate chapter by chapter, needed for Congressional approal.
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