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Part II Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements, Ch.10 Trans-Atlantic Trade: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States

Sylvie Tabet, Colin M. Brown

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (2e) (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2024

Subject(s):
European Union — Intellectual property — Investment — Services

bstract: The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States (CETA) is the only modern instrument governing trans-Atlantic trade that bridges differences between European and North American approaches in trade agreements. This Chapter analyses that agreement, looking at the innovative approaches that are taken and how they interact with and the effect they have had on Canadian and EU policy more generally. The chapter also examines the procedure for the implementation and ratification of CETA. The conclusion and ratification of CETA raised a number of legal issues, in particular with respect to the scope of the European Union’s powers to conclude broad and comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs) including investment protection provisions.

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