News

2017


July 17-19 – Peter Clark presented at a workshop for the Canada-Indonesia Trade and Private Sector Assistance Project in Bogor, Indonesia.

July 18, 2017 – Peter Clark quoted in The Canadian Press, “Sixteen pages of NAFTA demands signal tough negotiations ahead

July 13, 2017 – Peter Clark quoted in Global News, “Trudeau aims to make friends in Rhode Island, not bypass Trump: PMO

May 19, 2017 – Peter Clark on Business News Network (BNN), “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid when it comes to benefits of NAFTA modernization: Trade expert – (Video)

May 18, 2017 – Peter Clark quoted in The Canadian Press, “Little baloney in Carr’s assertion that Canada has won softwood challenges

April 5, 2017 – Peter Clark with James Anderson in National Newswatch, “Tweaking the Eagle’s Tail Feathers

March 2, 2017 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Mutually Assured Trade Devastation

February 16, 2017 – Peter Clark quoted in The Canadian Press, “NAFTA: Trump’s ‘tweak’ talk just empty talk? That’s what trade experts say

January 26, 2017 – Peter Clark in iPolitics Insights, “What happens next with Trump and trade

January 23, 2017 – Peter Clark in iPolitics – Opinion, “NAFTA 2.0: Buy American, Hire American

January 18, 2017

Peter Clark in iPolitics – Opinion, “WTO wine challenge shows up U.S. double-standard on trade

Peter Clark quoted in The Globe and Mail, “U.S. angry over B.C. policy allowing only local wine to be sold in grocery stores

January 9, 2017 – Peter Clark quoted in The Hill Times, “ ‘I think 2017 will be her true test as a minister,’ Freeland moves into the spotlight

2016


May 25, 2016 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Donald the destroyer

May 15, 2016 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “No matter how you slice it, we’re headed toward a lumber fight

April 8, 2016 – Peter Clark on Business News Network (BNN), “U.S likely to challenge Canada on Bombardier: Clark – (Video)

November 17, 2016 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Trumpian Trade Policy – Welcome to the Twilight Zone

January 22, 2016 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The devil, the deep and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

2015


November 5, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Released

October 23, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Understanding Canada’s Trade Agenda

October 16, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “On TPP, it’s all about the devils we don’t know

October 6, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Will the TPP survive Congress?

October 4, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Chile and Peru balk at TPP’s treatment of intellectual property

October 3, 2015

Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP talks bogging down, meltdown alert

Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP all done but done for the shouting

October 1, 2015

Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP talks land a deal on auto – could a final deal be far behind?

Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Shake Hands with the Devil

September 30, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “A TPP by Friday? Don’t bet the farm

September 26, 2015 – Peter  Clark in iPolitics, “TPP – Gone with the Wind?

September 21, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Sayonara NAFTA: Canada must compromise to stay in TPP talks

September 4, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Carmageddon: Why the TPP probably won’t be an election issue

August 11, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Is the TPP work having without Japan?

August 9, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Trouble in Paradise

August 6, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “TPP success will require more give, less take

August 4, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “TPP Ministers Gob-Smacked in Maui

July 31, 2015

Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP: Maui Madness

Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “TPP negotiations update: It isn’t over until it’s over

July 30, 2015

Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Moving Day at the Maui TPP Ministerial

Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Trans Pacific Partnership talks might go into overtime as negotiators pursue deal

July 28, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: what’s in it for us?

July 27, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The TPP talks: Things happen slowly — when they happen at all

July 22, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership talks enter the ‘threats’ stage

July 8, 2015 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Trans-Pacific Partnership – Show us the money

July 6, 2015 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Globe and Mail, “Trans-Pacific Partnership building momentum for deal this summer

May 7, 2015 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Trans-Pacific Partnership Summits: Groundhog Day

2014


December 12, 2014 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Outing” the Global Agricultural Trade Cheats

December 11, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Trans-Pacific Partnership — state of play

November 10, 2014 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Globe and Mail, “Canada faces a familiar pressure in Trans-Pacific trade talks

August 14, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The Canada-EU trade deal is headed for choppy waters

July 27, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Germany throws down gauntlet in CETA investor-state negotiations

July 26, 2014 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Globe and Mail, “Canada and EU may have to return to bargaining table, experts suggest

July 10, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Trans Pacific Partnership: Alive and treading water in Ottawa

June 29, 2014 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Canadian Press, “Questions surround Canada’s free trade agenda

June 11, 2014 – Peter Clark in Embassy, “The TPP: Doomed to fail?

June 4, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Winning battles and losing wars at the WTO

June 2, 2014 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Globe and Mail, “Harper grilled on EU trade deal announced last October

May 27, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership — state of play

May 13, 2014 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership is spinning its wheels

April 28, 2014 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Focussing on trade with Japan is better for Canada than waiting for the TPP

February 18-19, 2014 – Peter Clark attends WTO Country-of-Origin-Labeling (US – COOL) WTO Compliance Panel hearings in Geneva, Switzerland.

January 14, 2014 – Peter Clark mentioned in The Globe and Mail, “Canada-South Korea free trade pact moving closer

2013


December 10, 2013 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP state of play: America alone

December 8, 2013 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “WTO at Bali: ‘It always seems impossible, until it is done.

August 21, 2013 – Peter Clark in Embassy, “Trans-Pacific Trade: End Game or Photo Op?

July 15-24, 2013 – Peter Clark attends TPP 18th Round at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

July 9, 2013 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Trans-Atlantic Free Trade: light at the end of the tunnel?

June 7, 2013 – James Anderson in National Newswatch, “COOL battle heats up: federal government takes first step toward retaliation against US

May 24, 2013 – James Anderson in National Newswatch, “USDA move not COOL, say Canadians

April 27, 2013 – Peter Clark in National Newswatch, “Unscrambling the CETA Impasse: The Blackfly Chronicles

April 26, 2013 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Canada-EU trade deal: What the heck is taking so long?

January 25, 2013 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “EU trade talks: Not dead, not exactly sleeping

2012


December 3-12, 2012 – Peter Clark attends Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) 15th Round at Auckland, New Zealand

November 29, 2012 – Peter Clark today released a comprehensive report on Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations as they could impact Canada.

October 23, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Promises, promises: a look at the final presidential debate of 2012

October 22, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Expect China-bashing at the third presidential debate

October 22, 2012 – James Anderson in iPolitics, “The planning and execution of a presidential debate

October 12, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “TPP negotiations present far more questions than answers

October 7, 2012 – James Anderson in iPolitics, “Liberals need a contested leadership, then a (genuine) downing of arms

October 4, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Don’t drink the TPP Kool-Aid

June 19, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Will invitation to join TPP talks lead to NAFTA 2.0?

June 4, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Canada-Korea scrapping FTA talks? Not bloody likely!

May 31, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Imminent breakthroughs in trade negotiations

April 10, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Smokes, ire, the WTO and a ruling on flavored cigarettes

March 26, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Harper’s free trade express picking up steam

February 15, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Defending the right to be wrong

February 13, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Free trade with China – what the doctor ordered?

February 9, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Truth is the best weapon to combat the CETA paranoia pandemic

February 3, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Exporting the TPP Melting Pot: Americanizing Japan

February 2, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Bursting the CETA water scare balloon

January 28, 2012 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Trans Pacific Partnership: A one-sided love affair

January 11, 2012 – Peter Clark quoted in Embassy, “March meeting should shed light on TPP fate

2011


December 22, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Is China-Japan-Korea deal an alternative to the TPP?

December 16, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “At the WTO: Herding Cats in Geneva

December 15, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Exceeding low expectations: WTO MC8 succeeds before it starts

December 9, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “The win-win border security deal

November 19, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Canada wins a major victory in WTO country-of-origin case

November 14, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Trade across the Pacific: testing the TPP waters

October 19, 2011 – Peter Clark in Embassy, “No quick end to the Canada-EU trade deal

September 23, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Tweaking the eagle’s tail feathers

September 21, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Tweaking the eagle’s tail feathers

September 19, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Is it time for Lamy to step aside at the WTO?

September 13, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Is it time for Lamy to step aside at the WTO?

September 9, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “If the WTO did not exist, it would need to be invented

March 21, 2011 – Peter Clark in iPolitics, “Can G-11 rescue the Doha Round?

2010


July 14, 2010 – Peter Clark in the Financial Post, “Truth in trade talks

November 9, 2010 – Peter Clark in the Financial Post, “Canada frozen out; U.S. keeping Ottawa out of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

January 20, 2010 – Peter Clark in Embassy, “The real reason Canada is lagging on free trade

2009


July 3, 2009 – Peter Clark in the Financial Post, “U.S. Climate Bill Threatens Canada

2007


May 8, 2007

Peter Clark and Gordon LaFortune began conducting a two week series of Canada – E.U. sponsored workshops in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The objective of this project was to provide technical assistance to the Vietnamese authorities in dealing with WTO and regional Dispute Settlement.

May 1, 2007

Peter Clark appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade on behalf of the Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports. Mr. Clark presented the Committee with the Coalitions concerns regarding Canada’s administering of Softwood Lumber agreement.

April 24, 2007

Peter Clark met with the Constitution Drafting Assembly Delegation of Thailand during their study visit to Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss referendums in the Canadian Experience.

April 23, 2007

Peter Clark spoke to the Food Processors of Canada (FPC) at their Annual Business conference at Montebello Quebec. Peter gave FPC memebers a look at Ottawa Inside Out.

April 19, 2007

Peter Clark was invited by Her Excellency Evadne Coye, High Commissioner for Jamaica on behalf of the Commonwealth Group of High Commissioners to be their Special Gueat Speaker. Peter provided the group with details on the current political situation and election timing prospects.

March 21, 2007

Peter Clark Spoke at the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency’s (CBHEMA) Annual General Meeting. Mr. Clark’s presentation assessed perspectives of the Doha Round and where Canada’s interest fit into the picture.

March, 2007

Peter Clark and Chris Hines conducted a review of workshops in Manilla in the final component of Phase 1 of the “Philippines AD/CVD Technical Assistance Program”. In this round the focus was on case study analysis, verification practices and a roundtable discussion to facilitate the compilation of an Administrative Practices Manual. Participants were engaged in a thorough analysis combining  real cases and over fifty years experience from the Grey Clark Shih team.

February 22, 2007

Peter Clark appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade to discuss Canada’s trade relations with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Mr. Clark proposed Canada movefarther and faster to negotiate a free trade agreement as Canada’s manufacturers are ideally suited to integrate with ASEAN supply lines.

February 1, 2007

Grey Clark Shih & Associates moved to its new offices, located at #4, 340 MacLaren Street.

2005


September 14, 2005

Peter Clark’s Spoke at Newsmaker Breakfast at the National Press Club of Canada on Undelivered Promises of the Uruguay Round and the Impasse of the Doha Round Agriculture Negotiations.

June 16, 2005

GCS Laminate Flooring client found not to be dumping. The President of the Canada Border Services Agency terminated the investigation regarding the dumping of laminate flooring in thickness ranging from 5.5 mm to 13 mm (other than laminate hardwood flooring where the hardwood component exceeds 2 mm in thickness) originating in or exported from Austria, GCS represented Kaindl Flooring GmbH of Salzburg, Austria.

April 21, 2005

Peter Clark’s Speaks to WTO Symposium on Agriculture Subsidies, Geneva, Switzerland.

January 18 – 25, 2005

Peter Clark represented Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited in Prime Minister Paul Martin and International Trade Minister Jim Peterson’s largest ever Canada Trade Mission to China. He explored bilateral commercial opportunities and further developed commercial ties in China. Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong were visited. Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited was also the primary sponsor of the China Trade Mission.

2004


November 21 – 25, 2004

Peter Clark represented Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited in International Trade Minister Jim Peterson’s Canada Trade Mission to Brazil to explore bilateral commercial opportunities in various sectors, create new business relationships, and build on existing ones. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro were visited. Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited was also the primary sponsor of the Brazil Trade Mission.

September 17, 2004

Peter Clark provides private sector view on Doha Development Round. On September 17, 2004, Mr. Clark spoke to WTO Agriculture Trade Forum in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island on Farmer-Friendly Trade Strategies.

September 1, 2004

Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, Limited retained to analyze agricultural subsidies. Peter, Clark, President, Grey, Clark, Shih is pleased to announce that Dairy Farmers of Canada has retained GCS to analyze a broad range of foreign agricultural support problems in the context of WTO rules and the August 2004 WTO Framework Agreement. The initial phase of the report addressing U.S. programs will be completed by early November, 2004.

August 31, 2004

Grey, Clark, Shih secures important changes in administration of anti-dumping finding on bicycles from People’s Republic of China. Peter Clark and Chris Hines represented Liyang Machinery (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd and A. Mordo and Son, Ltd. Normal values from China have been reduced substantially as Clark and Hines helped persuade the Canada Borders Services Agency the Chinese bicycle exporters operated on a market economy basis.

August 26, 2004

Grey, Clark, Shih was successful in sunset review of cold-rolled steel sheet. Peter Clark led the GCS team representing United States Steel Košice, s.r.o. This was the third successful challenge of sunset reviews for Grey, Clark, Shih in 2004. (RR-2003-004)

July 27, 2004

Grey, Clark, Shih receives rescission of corrosion-resistant steel anti-dumping finding. Chris Hines and Gilles Laberge represented U.S. Steel Corporation, International Steel Group (ISG) and Pro-Tec Coating Company. Peter Clark and Gordon LaFortune represented Brazilian mills Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. (USIMINAS). (RR-2003-003)

April 30, 2004

Grey, Clark, Shih obtains rescission of hot-rolled steel sheet anti-dumping finding. Peter Clark, President of Grey, Clark, Shih represented United States Steel Košice, s.r.o. (RR-2003-002)

April 22, 2004

Peter Clark participates in Atlantic Farmers Council – Trade Policy Session on WTO Doha negotiation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spoke about Strategies to Combat Other Countries’ Unfair Agriculture Trade Practices – Some Options for Canada.

April 16, 2004

Peter Clark analyses implications of possible election outcomes. On April 16, 2004, Peter Clark spoke to the Food Processors of Canada Annual Business Conference in Kelowna, British Colombia about “Ottawa – Inside Out.”