Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada was signed in October 2016 and on January 24, 2017, the deal moved closer to reality after the European Parliament’s Trade Committee approved it. On February 15, the European Parliament adopted the trade deal, which will lead to the provisional application of the agreement as early as April 2017.
The agreement is seen as a test of the EU and Canada’s ability to forge future trade accords and as a counterweight to anticipated protectionism under the new US Administration. CETA is more than a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada: it is about shaping the political, economic, social and cultural values that our countries share and it is also about deepening transatlantic partnership.
Speakers from the EU and Canada will discuss some of these issues and will touch on the following:
- The political impact of CETA and the future of the EU/Canada partnership;
- Engaging with the world through free trade agreements;
- Boosting the economies of the EU and Canada;
- Challenges to CETA moving forward.
Recap of the CETA debate!
- Debate Summary.
- Click here for the debate podcast.
- Click here to view the debate.
- Click here to view photos from the debate.
- Published articles
Ambassador of France in Canada
Senior Economist at the Canadian Labour Congress
Minister of State for Security Policy and International Cooperation, Hungary
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, North America, Livingston International
JAKOB VON WEIZSÄCKER
Member of the European Parliament for Thuringia, Germany
Executive Editor, The Globe and Mail,
Editor, Report on Business
EU Consulates in Toronto