Managing Canada-Japan-U.S. Trade Relations in a Multi-Polar, Post-Multilateral World: Phase One Deals, Trans-Pacific Partnerships and What Comes Next?

  • 09 Mar 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP (181 Bay Street, 21st Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)

Mr. Eric Miller, President of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group

Japan, Canada and the United States are each facing competing challenges in navigating the breakdown of the post-World War II, American-led economic order. The rise of China and the paralysis at the World Trade Organization coupled with the fulcrum of global growth shifting increasingly toward East and South Asia have pushed Canada, Japan and the United States to reassess their trade strategies with each other and more broadly. This talk will provide an overview of recent trade developments among Canada, Japan and the United States and assess what will (and should) come next. It will also assess how Japanese, Canadian and U.S. globally active companies are adjusting to these shifting trade patterns and offer some guideposts for navigating this brave new world of trade.

About the speaker:

Eric Miller is President of Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, a consultancy that advises private and public sector clients on North America, Asia and Latin America trade, government affairs and business matters. He also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Deputy Minister of International Trade where he has offered advice on Canada’s trade strategies with respect to the new NAFTA, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, and trade diversification. In addition, Mr. Miller is co-owner of Origin Experts Group, a trade technology firm that is building tools to optimize the utilization of free trade agreements. From 2013-2016, he served as Vice President for North America and Cybersecurity at the Business Council of Canada. From 2008-2013, he was the first representative of Canada’s Department of Industry in the United States. Mr. Miller has extensive international experience, having advised more than 40 governments around the world on trade and economic matters. He is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington and a Fellow with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. He is a frequent media commentator on matters of North American trade, Asian trade, shifting supply chains, technology trends and geo-political developments. 

Date: Monday, March 9th, 2020
Time: Noon to 2:00 pm (ET) Registration opens at 11:45 am
Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP (181 Bay Street, 21st Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)
Cost: Member $50 and Non-member $60
Please pay your fee at the door. Payment methods: Cash, cheque, or credit card
Buffet lunch and drinks will be served.

How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to by Monday, March 2nd, 2020.



This event is a part of the Harrison Cook speaker series, sponsored by the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

We are very pleased to advise that this presentation is being hosted by The Japan Society and Baker McKenzie with the cooperation from the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, the Japan External Trade Organization, Toronto (JETRO), the Japan Foundation, Toronto, the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai), and the Canada–Japan Society.

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