12 Oct 2016
FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL 18 OCTOBERBrussels Daily
Agenda highlights – read background brief here
The Council will be called on to adopt a package of decisions on the comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada (CETA). These include decisions on conclusion of the agreement, signature and provisional application.
CETA will remove more than 99% of tariffs that are currently imposed on trade between the EU and Canada. It includes provisions on market access for goods, services, investment and government procurement, as well as on intellectual property rights, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, sustainable development, regulatory cooperation, mutual recognition, trade facilitation, cooperation on raw materials, dispute settlement and technical barriers to trade.