In this regard, the EU and Canada are committed to ensuring the full and effective implementation of CETA and to continuing joint work, including on outreach, to increase the use of the agreement.
The EU and Canada will also intensify efforts to promote trade and investment in green goods and services, and will use CETA as a facilitator of both economies’ green and digital transition.
“Canada is one of the European Union’s closest and most reliable partners. As we mark the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement, we are working together more closely than ever to promote a rules-based international order based on common values and international law. This is reflected in our united response to Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine and our unwavering support for the Ukrainian people. The EU and Canada are also working together to address the global consequences of the war, in areas such as energy and food insecurity, as well as refugee support and reception. Thanks to a strong institutional framework-the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and the Comprehensive Economic Agreement (CETA)-cooperation between the EU and Canada is robust and brings tangible benefits to the citizens of both countries,” said EU High Representative Josep Borrel.
“Today, not only do Canada and the EU share a common history and strong cultural and trade ties, but we are closer than we have been in decades. And it is through strong partnerships, like ours, that we will be able to decisively address the complexities of the modern world in which we live” is Mélanie Joly’s comment.
After the institutional summit, another important moment of discussion and sharing on the ties between the European Union and Canada will come next June 22-23, with the first online edition of the CETA Business Forum. Direct protagonists on this occasion will be businesses, professionals, associations, educational institutions and institutions from EU member states and Canadian provinces, who will meet in a virtual platform to attend a series of thematic meetings, called CETA TALKS, and meet in a large exhibition area dedicated to B2B meetings, which will remain active until June 30, 2022.
Organized by Malta Business, the CETA Business Forum is supported by numerous institutional and associational partners from the various EU member states and major Canadian provinces.
Registration for the CETA Business Forum is open, via this link: https://www.cetabusinessforum.com/register-now