Jessica Horwitz is featured in Law Times look at the coming into force of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership. She explains the effect of the shortened year-one phase out in the CPTPP, tariff elimination under the agreement, the impact of CPTPP for Canadian exporters to Mexico, and the overall advantages of free trade for the Canadian economy. Her comments include:
Horwitz says the effect of the shortened year-one phase out in the CPTPP means that companies will have access to the tariff lines that are still restricted essentially a year earlier than they might otherwise. “The CPTPP is quite a complex agreement when it comes to the specific tariff elimination, because each country has its own schedule, and each schedule is basically item by item,” says Horwitz. “It depends on the political sensitivity of those sectors to a particular country.”
The interview is available here.