Jean-Frédéric Morin

Jean-Frédéric Morin

Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada) and chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy.

  The 2016 Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) and the 2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are two recent trade agreements that include several environmental provisions. Moreover, both CETA  and the TPP  were innovative in that they include new provisions not found in previous agreements. CETA is the very first […]

  What drives the inclusion of environmental provisions in trade agreements? One might suspect that environmentally friendly rhetoric hides economic motives, such as ensuring that foreign regulations do not restrict trade, investors are not attracted by a country’s lower standards, and producers are shielded from foreign competitors. Are environmental provisions merely window-dressing, covering up protectionist […]