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Important step forward for CETA and Canadian manufacturers: CME

Published by Marie Morden on October 27, 2016

The announcement today that the Belgian government has reached a deal to back the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is an important step forward for CETA and Canadian manufacturers and exporters.
CETA, the most progressive trade agreement ever negotiated by the European Union (EU) and Canada, is critical in allowing Canada to reach its goal of doubling Canadian manufacturing output and value-added exports within 15 years as outlined in Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Industrie 2030 Action Plan.
“CME commends the Government of Canada for its efforts to move the CETA negotiations forward and for standing up for Canadian manufacturers,” said Mathew Wilson, Senior Vice President, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.
CETA is the product of more than seven years of negotiations, including thoughtful revisions to the agreement that were based on feedback from stakeholders in civil society.

"This deal is critical for several reasons," added Wilson. "First, it provides access to one of the largest and wealthiest markets in the world for Canadian manufactured products. Second, it creates a template for all future trade agreements that support meaningful market access through the elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers, including procurement, labour mobility and regulatory cooperation."

“CETA illustrates that together we can manufacture change,” added Wilson. “Now it's time for all governments to quickly ratify and sign this historic agreement.”

For more information, contact:
Marie Morden
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Tel: (613) 355-8819

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