Canada European Union Free Trade Agreement

2. The Services and Investment Committee is no longer bound by EU contracts with third countries, including CETA, after the approval of the parties and the expiry of the transitional period of 31 December 2020. Bilateral trade between Canada and the United Kingdom would no longer benefit from CETA preferences and would be based on World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, including the rights of the most favoured nation (MFN) on goods until the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement came into force. (a) The Goods Trade Committee, which deals with trade in goods and customs, made a joint statement at the Canada-EU summit in Ottawa in December 2002 to develop a large-scale bilateral agreement on trade and investment. On March 18, 2004, at the Canada-EU Summit in Ottawa, the Heads of State and Government agreed on a framework for a Trade and Investment Improvement Agreement (TIEA). In December 2004, the Government of Canada and the European Commission adopted a voluntary regulatory cooperation framework. The first round of TIEA negotiations took place in Brussels in May 2005. In 2006, Canada and the EU decided to suspend negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “We want a comprehensive free trade agreement, similar to Canada`s” on trade with the EU after Brexit. as part of a comprehensive approach to trade and sustainable development.

Accordingly, the parties agree that the duties and obligations arising from Chapters 23 (Commerce and Labour) and 11. (a) The provisions of this subsection do not infringe on a person`s right to register in Canada a trademark containing or consisting of any of the terms listed in Schedule 20-B A; and (d) any biotechnology-related measures that may affect trade between the parties, including measures that ensure, by other means, that proceedings under another international agreement are taken into account in their decision, order or attribution. The beverage agreements contained in the amended agreement and incorporated in this agreement are given priority if there is an inconsistency between the provisions of these agreements and other provisions of this agreement. Protect and protect working conditions that respect the health and safety of workers, including policies that promote fundamental principles of preventing accidents and injuries resulting from or during work, and aim to develop a preventive culture of safety and health that places the highest priority on the principle of prevention.