Darrel Pearson on Duty-Free Threshold and E-Commerce in NAFTA
August 29, 2017
Darrel Pearson comments in the Globe and Mail on whether the duty-free threshold for e-commerce purchases could provide some negotiating leverage for Canada in NAFTA negotiations. He says it won't provide as much of an opportunity as some may think. "It does give Canada a chance to trade this ask off of something else but I don't think it has that much weight, in the dollar sense. The currency exchange rate has a much bigger impact than duties do when talking about cross border e-shopping. People are just generally moving from brick and mortar to e-shopping."