European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
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.




EU-Canada Trade Deal Signed, Overcoming Hurdles in Belgium
Thursday, November 3, 2016
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Leaders from the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Sunday, following several weeks of talks to win the required backing of all 28 EU member states. 



What the Canada-EU Deal Means for the Future of Trade
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Last Sunday, after seven years of negotiations, the European Union (EU) and Canada signed a free trade agreement known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).