'We are ready': Canada-Europe trade deal set to kick in, mostly, by July 1
Mar 27 2017

After many delays as the EU ratified CETA, Europe is waiting for Canada to implement the agreement

 By Janyce McGregor, CBC News Posted: Mar 27, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017 5:07 AM ET


Proponents of Canada's trade deal with the European Union will soon find out if eight years of negotiations and lobbying were worth it.

Canada is preparing to provisionally apply the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) by July 1.

"We are ready on the European side," the EU's trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on a visit to Ottawa last Tuesday to promote the deal. 

Now it's the EU's turn to wait for Canada.


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