Gateways, global value chains and trade corridors – the three models of Canada’s international trade and the integration of its economy with the world.

In September 2007, the Work Research Foundation brought together leaders from business, trade associations and public policy institutes to examine each of these tradescapes.

This report is “an overview of each tradescape, including strengths and weaknesses of each and how each serves the Canadian economy. The focus of this paper shifts to the ability of Trade Corridors to account for the strengths of the other meaphors, and how Canada’s largest export sectors or Trade Corridors are focused on the US market.”

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