Behind the traderoom door — a one-on-one with Steve Verheul

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Steve Verheul, now principal with GT Canada, served as Canada’s chief trade negotiator for several large trade deals, including what eventually became the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement, or USMCA/CUSMA. This week, he joined Shaun Haney on RealAg Radio, recorded live at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s AGM in Ottawa.

They spoke about:

  • Multi-lateral vs bi-lateral trade deals in the Canadian context
  • The state of the WTO
  • USMCA/CUSMA review/renegotiation
  • Bill C-282
  • Carbon border adjustments

After the show, Haney caught up with Verheul to discuss further. Below, hear about what happened behind the scenes on the NAFTA renegotiation, reasons why beef is not moving to the UK, and why some trade talks are far more difficult that others.

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