European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
EU, Japan Trade Negotiators Ramp Up Efforts to Conclude "Political Agreement"
Thursday, June 29, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Negotiators from the EU and Japan are ramping up their work to clinch a bilateral trade agreement, with reports suggesting that the two sides are tentatively hoping to have a political deal in place by this year’s G20 leaders’ summit.



Canadian Senate Approves CETA Implementation Bill
Thursday, May 18, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The Canadian Senate approved legislation last week for implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. The move is one of the final stages before the two trading partners can begin the provisional application of the accord.

EU-Canada Trade Agreement Wins European Parliament Green Light
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The European Parliament approved a landmark free-trade agreement with Canada, shoring up Europe’s market-opening clout in the face of a populist surge across the continent and U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.

CETA Clears Ratification Hurdle with EU Parliament Trade Committee Backing
Thursday, January 26, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement negotiated between Canada and the EU, acquired the support of the European Parliament’s trade committee (INTA) on Tuesday 24 January, advancing one step closer towards ratification of the deal. The recommendati

Eyes on CETA Ratification Ahead of EU Trade Committee Vote
Thursday, January 19, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Efforts to ratify an EU-Canada trade deal have seen progress in Europe, with the agreement receiving the backing of the European Parliament's environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) committee last week.

National parliaments should ratify EU trade deals, says ECJ judge
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Financial Times

A top judge in the European courts has said that national parliaments should ratify key aspects of future EU trade deals, throwing a potential spanner into the workings of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the bloc.

Lawmakers in EU, Canada Begin Consideration of CETA Trade Deal
Thursday, December 1, 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The next stage in the approval process for the EU-Canada trade pact is now getting underway, officials say, with parliamentary committees in Europe preparing to vote on the accord in the coming weeks.

Brussels ‘close’ to free-trade deal with Japan
Monday, December 5, 2016
Financial Times

Brussels is “very close” to a free-trade deal with Japan as negotiators seek to ease anxiety in Tokyo that an agreement could run into the same kind of political trouble that nearly took down the EU-Canada trade pact.

Globalisation by stealth: the quiet success of EU-Japan trade talks
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Financial Times

Much horror and perturbation among the Asia-Pacific countries meeting earlier this month in Lima at Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the proposed regional trade agreement of twelve countries.

Revised Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: New and Improved?
Anna Jerzewska
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In this paper Dr. Jerzewska reviews the key criticism of ISDS in the context of new FTA negotiations taking place, the recent changes to the ISDS mechanism and the future of ISDS in FTAs.