The 21st of September 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement,or CETA. In celebration, the European Union* is organising the hybrid public event Five years of CETA: sustainable and reliable trade in uncertain times.
This event will showcase how CETA delivers both in economic terms and as a comprehensive agreement encompassing a broad range of relations between the EU and Canada and facilitating the digital and green transitions in both economies. The keynote interview with EU TradeDirector General Sabine Weyand will be an opportunity to discuss how CETA fits into the EU’s trade policy and how it responds to the challenges of today’s world.
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a trade agreement between the EU and Canada. It entered into force provisionally in 2017, meaning that most of the agreement now applies. All national (and in some cases regional) parliaments in EU Member States need to approve CETA before it can take full effect.
The Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) between the EU and Canada, which provisionally entered into force on 1st April 2017, seeks to deepen political dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Canada and to strengthen relations in fields such as human rights, international peace and security, economic and sustainable development, justice, freedom and security.
Register here to attend on-line or on-site at the Marriott Hotel (Grand Place) in Brussels. Deadline: 19 September 2022.
* The event is organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Canada and the Directorate-General for Trade, in collaboration with the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) of the European Commission.
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The European Union is organising a hybrid public event celebrating the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.