The Free Trade Agreement and Working on Each Other's Turf

by Roland H. Nicholls, Milne & Nicholls Ltd, Don Mills, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States is a catalyst for increased cross border construction work. The impact on the Canadian economy is considered. Somes negative trends that have appeared in Canadian-U.S. economic relations recently are discussed from the Canadian point of view. Differences in legal matters are also pointed out. Thus, the real challenge for construction executives is in learning about each other's differences.

Subject Headings: Agreements and treaties | Construction management | Economic factors | Business administration | Legal affairs | Construction industry | Legislation | Investments | United States | Canada

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