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New to the CEIM website (Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation)

The latest news section of the Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation (CEIM) website of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) currently offers a collection of documents addressing trade agreements and international trade.

Among other things, we would like to draw your attention to a special section prepared by Christian Deblock and Sylvain Zini on free trade agreements with Peru and Colombia: the United States–Peru Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement, the United States–Colombia Free Trade Agreement, and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The authors provide hyperlinks to the texts of these agreements as well as a range of documents issued by government bodies, think tanks, research centers, associations, and more. You will also find a list of CEIM texts regarding the agreements.

CEIM also has a section prepared and directed by Mehdi Abbas, entitled “L’Organisation mondiale du commerce et la gouvernance du système commercial multilatéral” (Global organization of trade and governance of the multilateral trade system). As well as providing key CEIM texts on the matter, the section also suggests a series of websites from government bodies, think tanks, international institutions, and more.

We would also like to invite you to read the last two issues of the CEIM newsletter (available in French only), “Accords bilatéraux et diversité culturelle.” The headlines for the June 1, 2008 edition:

  • Colombia, Panama, and Korea: bilateral agreements called into question
  • Scant progress at the European Union–Latin America Summit
  • Intellectual property rights central to American trade strategy
  • Latest news:
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity: Where things stand
  • Cultural Diversity and Free Trade on the Big Screen

And here are the headlines for the May 1, 2008 edition:

  • Free trade dominates the United States presidential debate
  • Europe repudiates France in its fight against online piracy
  • La Francophonie faces up to cultural globalization
  • Latest news:
  • Controversy in Egypt over quotas imposed on Arab actors
  • Free trade agreement comes into effect between EFTA and SACU