CETA

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was concluded in 2014 between the European Union and Canada. It is currently in the process of being ratified.

The agreement covers most aspects of new generation trade deals, including intellectual property, public procurements, regulatory cooperation, services and elimination of tariffs.

It also includes an investment chapter with a revised investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, dubbed investment court system, which enables foreign corporations to sue states if they deem their profits or investment potentials affected by new laws or changes in policy.

(March 2015)

IISD | 9-May-2018
A decision by the Federal Court of Canada should spell the end of the NAFTA renegotiation on the investment Chapter of NAFTA, and ignite a renegotiation of the investment chapters of the Canada-EU trade agreement and the CPATPP.
EU Observer | 6-May-2018
Keeping the European project alive requires EU members to abide by the principle of loyalty to European institutions.
EU Law Analysis | 13-Mar-2018
My prediction for CETA and TTIP is that an opinion would be a death sentence for the investment protection provisions, since they are capable of being applied to various aspects of EU law.
La Libre | 7-Mar-2018
Un arrêt de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) donne de nombreux espoirs aux opposants du traité de libre-échange entre l’UE et le Canada (Ceta).
Asia Times | 6-Feb-2018
A new battle is taking shape on the world scene. It sees China and the West compete in affirming their respective investment standards around the globe.
Regards | 28-Nov-2017
Le CETA, comme tous les traités de libre-échange nouvelle génération, échappe au débat public et à tout processus démocratique. En jeu : la capacité à mener des politiques publiques soucieuses de protection sociale et environnementale.
CNCD 11.11.11 | 17-Nov-2017
Au-delà du CETA, signé en octobre 2017 par l’Union européenne et le Canada et très médiatisé, l’Europe négocie une kyrielle de traités commerciaux à travers toute la planète.
L’Orient le Jour | 15-Nov-2017
Une grande partie du problème tient aux traités bilatéraux et aux dispositions sur l’investissement inscrites dans les accords commerciaux plus généraux.
Project Syndicate | 9-Nov-2017
Much of the problem can be traced to bilateral investment treaties and investment rules embedded within broader trade pacts.

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