Canada Has Other Fish to Fry Between NAFTA Negotiation Rounds: CETA Provisionally Effective September 21, 2017
October 11, 2017
By Daniel Watt, Partner at McInnes Cooper,
David Wallace, Lawyer at McInnes Cooper
The fourth round of NAFTA negotiations is set to start on October 11, 2017. But in the meantime, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) took provisional effect on September 21, 2017. CETA is Canada’s largest trade initiative since NAFTA. And though the U.S. is Canada’s top fish and seafood export market, the EU is the world’s second-largest market – and its largest fish and seafood products importer. CETA gives Canadians far deeper access to this market, one into which Canadian fish and seafood exporters have only dipped their toes. And Atlantic Canadian fisheries are well-positioned to dive in.
Here’s a reminder of what CETA means for Atlantic Canadian Fisheries.
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