Have you any views on EU-Canada Trade Agreement?

Have you any views on EU-Canada Trade Agreement?

A new EU-Canada trade deal, called CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) was provisionally implemented last September.

The EU Commission’s Trade Department, which is responsible for EU policy on trade with countries beyond the EU’s borders, put together an expert group to discuss trade matters earlier this year. Chambers Ireland is represented by Eurochambres on this working group, which will discuss the CETA deal next week.

Emma Kerins, EU and International Affairs Manager with Chambers Ireland, is urgently seeking feedback from Chamber members on this agreement, at the request of the EU.

Members are asked in particular if they have any views/inputs on:

  • How can we better promote CETA to make sure that EU exporters and consumers are benefiting from CETA?
  • Are you aware of the practical tools such as the MARKET Access Database CETA space? Are there other tools that could be created that could help EU businesses to better take advantage of CETA?
  • Are there areas of implementation to which we should be paying particular attention when monitoring and reporting?
  • Would you have examples of member companies making use of CETA?

Due to the immediacy of the meeting next week, Emma has requested any feedback to be given to her by lunchtime next Monday, July 9 – Email: emma.kerins@chambers.ie  Tel: 01 400 4303