The changes joint committees are allowed to make to the CETA-text are in effect very far-reaching and at the same time binding, so they take up the role of legislator.
The EU-UK trade talks begin with the UK objective to use the corporate-friendly EU-Canada agreement CETA as a template. This is not a good start for democracy nor the public interest.
The UK and the European Union begin their battle over a future trade deal, setting up 11 months of negotiations that risk ending in economically damaging failure at the end of the year.
CETA strengthens the legal position of North American companies in the EU and exposes European governments and taxpayers to potential claims.
Canada’s minority Liberal government kicked off the ratification process for a new continental trade pact and urged opposition lawmakers to formally approve the deal as quickly as possible.
In Canada, farmers criticise the non-tariff barriers imposed by the EU and say the win-win deal that was promised is taking too long to materialise.
The dispute is related to Canada-based company Montero Mining’s investment in the Wigu Hill rare earth element project.
The dispute arises out of certain acts and omissions of the United Republic of Tanzania, relating to the SMP Gold Project, says the company.
Many requirements of the original USMCA have already been met by recent changes in Canadian IP legislation, but more amendments will be required to implement the USMCA.
Canada’s intellectual protection rights system was also slammed for being too clement.
The dispute is related to the Invicta gold mine project and the blockade erected by the community of Parán in October 2018 wherein it prevented any access to the mining site.
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
A free trade agreement between Turkey and Canada should start as soon as possible, the deputy trade minister of Turkey, said.
Questions and answers with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß, Chair of Public Law, University Speyer.
The European Commission today presented to the Council four proposals for specific rules putting in place the Investment Court System provisions in the EU-Canada trade deal.
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
The expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement took effect, eliminating or reducing tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada.
A modernized and expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) entered into force following ratification by both governments, widening the sectors of trade cooperation between the countries.
Quebec dairy farmers continue to struggle as international trade agreements have hit their bottom line hard.
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.