We are writing to you with regards to the publication of certain statements you recently made
( TPC notes / EU trade policy ‘close to death’ if Canada deal fails / EU Members unsure how
to apply CETA, 2 months from signing) , linking the very existence of European trade policy to
the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The agreement with Canada marks a crossroads for European trade policy, shifting the focus far
beyond traditional tariff-linked areas, and venturing into new issues such as regulatory
cooperation and investment. These new provisions are the main reason why the Council, the
European and national Parliaments need to be politically involved through thoughtful and
progressive debates, and a final vote.
|Published||August 31, 2016|
|Found in||Rule of lawTrade|