European Union and Canada sign CETA


The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada was signed at an EU-Canada Summit in Brussels in October 2016, following on to the conclusion of negotiations in 2014, subsequent translation into all official languages of the EU and Canada, the legal verification of the texts and the preparation of an additional Joint Interpretative Instrument. After approval in the European Parliament in February 2017, CETA received parliamentary approval in both chambers of the Canadian Parliament and Royal Assent was granted by the Governor General on the 16th of May 2017. CETA will take full effect once all EU [...]