The EU and Canada meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in the implementation of the agreement. The committees meet regularly. CETA is Canada`s largest bilateral initiative since NAFTA. It was launched following a joint study entitled “Assessing the Costs and Benefits of a Closer EU-Canada Economic Partnership”, published in October 2008. Officials announced the opening of negotiations on May 6, 2009 at the Canada-EU Summit in Prague   Following the Canada-EU Summit held in Ottawa on March 18, 2004, at which Heads of State or Government agreed on a new framework for a new Canada-EU Trade and Investment Promotion Agreement (TIEA). The TIEA should go beyond traditional market access issues and cover areas such as trade and investment facilitation, competition, mutual recognition of professional qualifications, financial services, e-commerce, temporary entry, small and medium-sized enterprises, sustainable development and exchange of science and technology. The TIEA should also build on a framework for regulatory cooperation between Canada and the EU to promote bilateral cooperation on regulatory approaches, promote best regulatory practices, and facilitate trade and investment. In addition to removing barriers, the TIEA is expected to increase Canadian and European interest in other`s markets.  The TIEA lasted until 2006, when Canada and the EU decided to halt negotiations. This led to negotiations for a Canada-European Union trade agreement (later renamed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA) and this agreement will lead, beyond the TIEA, to an agreement whose scope is much broader and more ambitious. CETA entered into force provisionally on 21 September 2017, so most of the agreement now applies. The EU does not have a free trade agreement with Australia. They are in negotiations, but they are currently working mainly according to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Which country gives you access to 1.5 billion consumers in 51 countries? Canada. When it comes to global market access, things are not getting better. With 14 free trade agreements covering 60% of global GDP, Canada is opening doors to cross-border growth. Brexit: Boris Johnson says the UK is not obliged to comply with EU trade rules In the consolidated text of CETA, a long section on “intellectual property rights”, IPR, (pp. 339-375) deals with copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs, trade secrets and licenses. Reference is made to the TRIPS Agreement (p. 339 f). In addition to the interests of the pharmaceutical and software industry, CETA promotes the pursuit of “camcording” (Article 5.6, p. 343). In particular, negotiations on food exports have taken a long time. Interests related to European cheese exports and the export of Canadian beef have led to the protection of this type of intellectual property and to long lists of “geographical indications identifying a product originating in the European Union” (p.
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