The term «poison pill» refers to a defence strategy used by a target company to prevent or prevent a possible hostile takeover by an absorption company. Potential targets use this tactic to make them less attractive to the potential acquirer. Although they are not always the first and best way to defend a business, poison pills are generally very effective. The second is the pharmacy. The agreement provides that U.S. pharmaceutical companies sell their products in Canada for an additional two years (8 to 10 years) before being exposed to generic competition. While it is too early to make a definitive assessment, we argue that the inclusion of the «poison pill» may not be effective in transforming China into a more open market or influencing its behaviour in international economic relations. It is also likely that its impact on Chinese trade with North America will be modest. Some now believe that even if Canada wanted to, it could not pursue further trade negotiations with China. That is why the provision in Canada has sparked a debate and controversy between the left and the right.
Left-wing politician Tracey Ramsey called the provision a «severe restriction on Canadian independence» and a «severe restriction on Canadian independence» and «taken hostage by Americans if we decide to trade with another country.» Conservative MP Michael Chong said the agreement made us «literally a vassal state of the Americans.» China`s «non-market» status in the WTO was due to end in December 2016 under its terms of membership, but both the UNITED States and the EU ignored this deadline, saying that 16 years of China`s wto membership had not ended its trade practices. Canada sends 75 per cent of its exports to the United States and is desperate to diversify from its close but unpredictable neighbour. The ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement that will extend Canada`s reach to Asia, will give a first boost to the diversification strategy. But Canada needs more and has wanted an agreement with China for some time. This text simply recognizes China`s status quo with USMCA members:  The North American trio has long regarded And regarded China as a non-market economy. Recently, the United States and the European Union have made a concerted effort to ensure that China is not seen as a market economy within the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to maintain trade defence.  As well documented, China`s WTO accession protocol (2001) provided for a gradual shift in the Chinese economy towards free markets, with a 2016 deadline.  In the West, it is generally accepted that this transition has failed. Poison pills are officially known as shareholder rights plans A similar trend is observed in China`s behaviour towards free trade agreements.
At present, China has no more than 15 trade agreements, some of which have been concluded with rather small economies such as Chile, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Singapore.  However, the absence of a large network has not overshadowed China`s dynamism as a trading power.