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Canada | Brussels, 26 September 2018

Commissioner Malmström visits Canada to take stock of progress with EU-Canada trade agreement

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada celebrated its first anniversary on 21 September 2018. European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström is in Montreal in order to assess how the agreement is doing so far.

On Wednesday 26 September, the Commissioner met with the Canadian Minister of International Trade Diversification, James Gordon Carr. Together, they attended the first EU-Canada Joint Committee, which is the highest body for the two partners to discuss issues of interest related to the agreement. After the Joint Committee, Minister Carr and Commissioner Malmström released a joint communiqué about the agreed results.

Commissioner Malmström will visit two businesses that are already making use of the trade agreement. The first is PBSC Urban Solutions, a Canadian company that provides bike-sharing systems for cities around the world. On Thursday 27 September, she will visit Piano Vertu, a Canadian importer of European pianos, such as those made by ‘Estonia Pianos’, one of our exporter stories highlighted last week.

After a public event on CETA and progressive trade at the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal, the Trade Commissioner will give a speech at the Jean Monnet Centre for European studies at the University of Montréal, entitled: “Old Bonds, New Opportunities”.

Photos and videos from the visit will be online here as they become available. The speech at the University of Montreal will also be published here soon.

More on CETA

Press release: One year on: EU-Canada trade agreement delivers positive results

Joint Communique in FR and EN