Today in Brussels, Canada and the European Union (EU) announced
an agreement in principle on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade
Agreement (CETA) that will give Canada access to the world's
largest economy, with 28 member states, 500 million people and
annual economic activity of almost $17 trillion.
The negotiations are not completed but an agreement has been
reached on all substantive issues. CETA is broader than the North
American Free Trade Agreement and will cover all sectors of
Canada-EU trade. The Government of Canada has issued the document,
Opening New Markets in Europe, which
provides some details of the content of CETA in trade in goods,
investment, services, government procurement, intellectual property
and dispute settlement.
Once a final text has been agreed to it will go through a
"legal scrub", be translated into 28 languages and then
ratified by Canada and the EU. The ratification process could take
By signing this agreement, in combination with the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada will now have
guaranteed preferential access to more than 800 million consumers
in the world's two largest economies, the EU and the United
States. How CETA will benefit Canada's key economic sectors is
set out in the government's Key Economic Sectors document.
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