Eu-Canada Trade Agreement Enters Into Force

The agreement provides for stricter enforcement of intellectual property, including the liability of internet service providers, the prohibition of technologies that can be used to circumvent copyright. [35] Following the failure of ACTA, the language of copyright was heavily diluted in CETA. [36] The following provisions remain: it can be said with certainty that CETA – one of Canada`s most ambitious and advanced trade agreements – has benefited Canadian businesses coast by coast to coast by improving access to diverse and lucrative European markets. 1. Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement. See also European External Action, `EU-Ukraine ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT: start of provisional application`, 1. November 2014,↩ Today more than ever, critical supply chains must remain open. Trade agreements such as CETA help Canadian businesses protect themselves from shocks by diversifying their markets and creating new opportunities. Following a vote by the European Parliament on 15 February 2017, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA or “Agreement”) between the European Union and Canada will be able to enter into force as early as April 2017 for provisional provisions.

In accordance with Article 30(7) of CETA, the provisional entry into force of the Agreement may take place in one month following ratification by the European Parliament and the Canadian Parliament. Ratification by the Canadian Parliament is expected by March 2017 and CETA is therefore expected to enter into provisional application from April 2017. CETA is Canada`s largest bilateral initiative since NAFTA. It was launched following a joint study entitled “Assessing the Costs and Benefits of a Closer EU-Canada Economic Partnership”[22], published in October 2008. Officials announced the opening of negotiations on May 6, 2009 at the Canada-EU Summit in Prague [4] [23] Following the Canada-EU Summit held in Ottawa on March 18, 2004, at which Heads of State or Government agreed on a new framework for a new Canada-EU Trade and Investment Promotion Agreement (TIEA). The TIEA should go beyond traditional market access issues and cover areas such as trade and investment facilitation, competition, mutual recognition of professional qualifications, financial services, e-commerce, temporary entry, small and medium-sized enterprises, sustainable development and exchange of science and technology. The TIEA should also build on a framework for regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU to promote bilateral cooperation on regulatory governance, promote best regulatory practices, and facilitate trade and investment. .

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