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CETA: MEPs back EU-Canada trade agreement

Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal.

Tuesday 21 February 2017 (1 years 6 months 30 days ago)
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The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017.

The deal was approved by 408 votes to 254, with 33 abstentions.

In talks, the EU secured protection for over 140 European geographical indications for food and drinks sold on the Canadian market. Sustainable development clauses were included to safeguard environmental and social standards and ensure that trade and investment enhance both.

Wednesday February 15, 2017/ EP/ European Union.
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