Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

By Robert Robillard - 3 mars 2016

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Recently, Global Affairs Canada indicated that:

[« o]n February 29, 2016, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, Chrystia Freeland, and the European Union’s Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström announced the completion of the legal review of CETA. As part of the legal review, Canada and the EU agreed on modifications related to investment protection and investment dispute resolution provisions. The Agreement is currently undergoing translation into French, and the other 21 EU Treaty languages. Following translation, the process required to approve the agreement in Canada and the EU along with the steps necessary to bring policies, regulations and legislation into conformity with the obligations under CETA will begin. »

Learn more about the CETA by reviewing the FAQ here.

An overview is available here.

A technical summary is available here.

The complete text of the CETA is extensive (this is a 1,598 pages document!). It is available here.

Robert Robillard, Ph.D., CPA, CGA, Adm.A., MBA, M.Sc. Econ., M.A.P.
Senior Partner, RBRT Inc.
514-742-8086; robertrobillard « at »

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