October 31, 2016

Canada Signs Trade Agreement With The European Union

Yesterday in Brussels, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.

According to the Canadian government, CETA will provide Canada exporters with access to the EU’s more than 500 million consumers and will benefit the advanced manufacturing and metal products industries by eliminating certain tariffs. Click here for more detailed information. 

Prime Minister Trudeau said, “The signing of CETA is a historic occasion. This modern and progressive agreement will reinforce the strong links between Canada and the EU, and create vast new opportunities for Canadians and Europeans alike—opening new markets for our exporters, offering more choices and better prices to consumers, and forging stronger ties between our economies.”