The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union is arguably the most ambitious free trade agreement that Canada has negotiated since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and it has the potential to dramatically influence the way Canadian businesses operate. It's key for lawyers advising those businesses to have a thorough understanding of this agreement as well as the ramifications it could have once implemented. This book provides that insight. Written by expert international trade lawyers Xavier Van Overmeire and Nadiya Nychay, The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU: An Overview is currently the only publication to examine the various aspects of the agreement and its impact.
A comprehensive review
This title offers readers a concise analysis of the draft CETA, offering explanations of the pre- and post-CETA landscape in key areas affected by the agreement, such as automotive, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.
Each chapter is dedicated to a specific topic or industry and includes a brief summary of the subject followed by a review of its status prior to the implementation of the CETA. The authors then provide an examination of the potential implications of the agreement on the area, as well as a comparison to other trade agreements, and then concluding remarks.
Ultimately, readers benefit from an easy-to-understand overview of the key changes that CETA will introduce and Van Overmeire and Nychay's expert commentary and perspective, grounded in their years of practice and experience.
An important resource
This timely publication will be an invaluable reference for:
- International trade and international business lawyers who have clients seeking advice about trading a product or service with a European country
- In-house lawyers who work at companies that sell or trade products or services with European nations and need to know how the CETA will alter that landscape
- Students studying international business law, international trade or in MBA programs who need to stay current on the latest developments in trade agreements
- Government employees working for Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development Canada and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service as well as Ambassadors in Canada and EU countries and trade commissioners who are relied upon to provide up-to-date export guidance and advice to Canadians seeking to increase international business
Table of contents
Chapter 1 – Customs Duties
Chapter 2 – The Use of Non-Tariff Barriers
Chapter 3 – Public Procurement
Chapter 4 – Geographical Indications
Chapter 5 – Trade in Services
Chapter 6 – The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Labour Mobility
Chapter 7 – Foreign Investments
Chapter 8 – The Modes of Dispute Settlement
Chapter 9 – The Automobile Industry
Chapter 10 – The Agricultural and Agri-Food Industry
Chapter 11 – The Effect of Bilateral Agreements on the Pharmaceutical Industry