OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - As the October 1 NAFTA deadline approaches, Pedro Antunes, Deputy Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada, is available to comment on the impact of a NAFTA dissolution on Canada's economy.
In a recent study, the Conference Board estimates a collapse of NAFTA would likely subtract 0.5 per cent from Canada's economic growth. However, there is a broader risk if the U.S. imposes significant tariffs on autos and other products and Canada retaliates. This could subtract as much as 1.3 per cent from Canada's economic growth over a two-year period.
Pedro Antunes is responsible for managing and producing the Conference Board's medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
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