At CMX Partnerships, we offer research services on business and public policy issues, including elaboration of market studies, analytic reports on business topics, benchmarking studies, analyses on public policy and regulatory issues, and customized studies according to our clients’ needs.
Some topics where we have developed research and analytic reports are: international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), electronic commerce, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), global value chains (GVCs), cross border trade in services, entrepreneurship, education, State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). We have made extensive analyses on provisions of Free Trade Agreements, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Pacific Alliance agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Canada-United States-Mexico agreement (CUSMA), the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
Our research services include the design and implementation of surveys and/or interviews to clients, businesspeople, stakeholders, and officials from private and public sectors. CMX Partnerships can prepare customized analyses and deliver presentations according to your need for your business events (e.g. conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.).
We thrive on conducting and delivering research and analytic reports useful for the decision-making process of our clients. Research is supported by high quality data, analyses and strategic recommendations. If you need a business or policy analysis or research on a particular topic of interest, local or international, please let us know, and we will be pleased to support you with our professional services.
CMX research projects, Analyses and Presentations
Navarro, J. (2022, March). How the Pacific Alliance can revamp Canada’s global trade strategy. A report completed to Open Canada which is an online magazine published by the Canadian International Council: https://opencanada.org/how-the-pacific-alliance-can-revamp-canadas-global-trade-strategy/
Navarro, J. (2021, Dec). Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions. An analysis completed to Trade Ready which is a blog for international trade experts powered by the Forum for International Trade Training: https://www.tradeready.ca/2021/topics/global-value-chains-from-fruitful-discussions-to-meaningful-actions/
Navarro, J. (2021, May). Comparative stock-take of BITs and investment-related provisions in FTAs/EPAs. Keynote speech delivered to senior officials, business leaders, academics and experts during the virtual workshop titled “Toward building resilient supply chains – a possible role of investment policy” organized by The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): https://www.apec.org/publications/2021/12/toward-building-resilient-supply-chains-a-possible-role-of-investment-policy
● Navarro, J. (2021, May). FTAAP: Investment Policy. A research completed to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC): https://www2.abaconline.org/assets/FTAAP_Investment_Policy_by_Juan_Navarro_final_version.pdf
Navarro, J. (2021, February). How an Indo-Pacific approach could support Canada’s economic recovery strategy. Trade Ready Blog powered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT): https://www.tradeready.ca/2021/topics/how-an-indo-pacific-approach-could-support-canadas-economic-recovery-strategy/
Navarro, J. (2020, December). Canada and the Indo-Pacific – what next and where next for Canada’s global trading interests?. Panel organized by the Canadian International Council as part of its Global Economy agenda: https://thecic.org/event/cic-victoria-under-the-spotlight-canada-and-the-indo-pacific-what-next-and-where-next-for-canadas-global-trading-interests/
Summary of the APEC policy dialogue held on 17-18 Sep 2020 where Mr. Juan Navarro, CMX Partnerships Director, was invited as the keynote speaker and also as a panelist during this international event: https://www.apec.org/Publications/2020/12/CTI-EC-FTAAP-Policy-Dialogue-on-Competition-Related-Provisions
Navarro, J. (2020, September). Comparative research on competition policy: challenges and obstacles. Keynote speech delivered to senior officials, business leaders, academics and experts during the APEC Policy Dialogue on Competition Related Provisions from a Business Perspective. http://mddb.apec.org/Documents/2020/CTI/CTI-EC-DIA/20_cti-ec_dia_003.pdf
Navarro, J. (2020, September). Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equal Opportunity for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Through Competition Related Provisions of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Presentation delivered during the APEC Policy Dialogue on Competition Related Provisions from a Business Perspective. http://mddb.apec.org/Documents/2020/CTI/CTI-EC-DIA/20_cti-ec_dia_012.pdf
Navarro, J. (2020, August). Review of the Manufacturing Related Services Action Plan in the Context of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Presentation delivered to authorities and business leaders during the APEC Workshop on Manufacturing-Related Services and Environmental Services. http://mddb.apec.org/Documents/2020/GOS/WKSP3/20_gos_wksp3_004.pdf
Navarro, J. (2020, February). FTAAP: Competition Policy. Report completed to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). https://www2.abaconline.org/assets/FTAAP_Competition_Policy_by_Juan_Navarro.pdf
Navarro, J. (2020, February). FTAAP: Competition Policy. Presentation delivered to the members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) during their meeting held in Sydney, Australia. https://www.royalroads.ca/current- students/news/navarro-presented-report-business-leaders
Navarro, J. (2019, October). Five things to Consider to Take Your Business to the Next Level. Article written to Futurpreneur Canada. https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/2019/5-things-to-consider-for-taking-your-business-to-the-next-level/
Navarro, J. (2019, October). Panelist in the panel titled The New Trading Order across the Pacific. Panel in the International PECC Symposium hosted by the French Pacific Territories Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (FPTPEC), in cooperation with the Canadian National Committee on Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC), Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Navarro, J. (2019, May). Panelist in the panel titled The Evolving Trade System and the Role of APEC. Panel in the “Multistakeholder Dialogue on APEC Towards 2020 and Beyond” Organized by APEC Chile 2019 with the support of the Center of International Studies of the Catholic University of Chile, and the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), Viña del Mar, Chile.
Navarro, J. (2019, May). FTAAP: Next Generation Trade and Investments Issues – A Business Perspective. Presentation delivered to the APEC Senior Officials at the Second Senior Official Meeting (SOM2) held in Viña del Mar, Chile.
Navarro, J. (2019, March). FTAAP: Next Generation Trade and Investments Issues – A Business Perspective. Report completed the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). https://www2.abaconline.org/assets/2019/Research/Next_Generation_Trade_and_Investment_Issues_NGeTi_Busi ness_Perspective_paper_final2.pdf
Stephens, H. & Navarro, J. (2018, Jan). Canada and Associate Membership in the Pacific Alliance: An Important Part of a Global Trade Strategy. A study completed for the School of Public Policy of the University of Calgary. https://www.policyschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Pacific-Alliance-Stephens-Navarro-Jan2018.pdf
Navarro, J. (2016, November). The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance: Complementary Agreements toward higher Regional Economic Integration in the Asia Pacific Region. A report completed for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335173251_THE_TRANS-PACIFIC_PARTNERSHIPS_AND_THE_PACIFIC_ALLIANCE_COMPLEMENTARY_AGREEMENTS_TOWARD_HIGHER_REGI ONAL_ECONOMIC_INTEGRATION_IN_THE_ASIA_PACIFIC_REGION
Navarro, J. (2016, June). International trade is a tool at our fingertips to promote local prosperity. Article written to the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). http://www.tradeready.ca/2016/topics/import-export-trade-management/international-trade-is-a-tool-at-our-fingertips-to-promote-local-prosperity/
Navarro, J. (2016, March). Could the TPP boost Canada-Mexico relations?. A report completed to Open Canada. https://opencanada.org/could-tpp-boost-canada-mexico-relations/