In 2008, an EU-Australia partnership framework was adopted, which removes trade barriers but is not a free trade agreement. On 15 February 2017, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed by Canada and the European Union on 30 October 2016, after seven years of negotiations. The agreement was approved by 408 members of the European Parliament and rejected by 254 abstentions. As stated in ITN, this authorization lowers the […] What is the controversial EU-Canada free trade agreement? The EU agreement with Canada is referred to as a comprehensive economic and trade agreement, short for Ceta. In response to EU requests, representatives from Canada and the EU resumed negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) concluded in 2014 to reformulate the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDR) clause. CETA, which ended on 29 February, now includes a permanent tribunal and an appeal mechanism, in line with the European UNION`s proposal in […] Is Canada losing the end of CETA with the EU? On December 13 and 14, 2016, the European Commission and the Canadian government jointly held exploratory discussions on the creation of a multilateral investment tribunal. Representatives of governments from several countries attended the closed-door meeting in Geneva. After cetA concluded, the two hosts praised working “quickly” to create a permanent investment tribunal, based on the ICS mechanism contained in the agreement. The goal of […] On 5 December 2016, the Belgian Walloon region published Namur`s declaration proposing to change EU trade policy and negotiations.
The document was originally signed by 40 scientists from several countries, including Paul Magnette, Minister-President of Wallonia. The region announced the news in October 2016, when its Parliament temporarily blocked the approval of CETA by Belgium […] The fight against corruption is a decisive step towards achieving the goals of peace, justice and strong institutions set out in SDG 16 and achieving the SDGs as a whole. Canada`s investment contracts could play a valuable role in the fight against corruption. The exhibit is based on examples such as the Canadian Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Program (FIPA) and examines some of the asymmetries inherent in the current IGE regime. The author analyzes some of the language language used in Canada`s recent treaties, such as CETA and IPF with Moldova and Kosovo, and what lessons can be learned from these and other agreements.