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The Canada-EU Economic Relationship: Episode 1 – A Geopolitical Perspective
January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET
Canada and the European Union share a robust economic and political relationship. At the heart of this steadily deepening partnership is the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a ground-breaking accord that came into provisional application in September 2017.
CETA has significantly enhanced bilateral trade by reducing or eliminating barriers, promoting regulatory cooperation and alignment where possible, and facilitating government procurement opportunities for Canadian and European businesses. Despite these benefits, there have been some challenges in fully realizing the potential of the Canada-EU economic and trade relationship. These include differences in regulations and other non-tariff barriers and issues that can impact the smooth flow of trade and investment.
Moreover, since the conclusion of CETA, a multitude of global challenges and threats have arisen, ranging from an erosion of the multilateral rules-based system of trade, a global pandemic and its aftereffects, increasing environmental challenges, and war.
Join senior political, governmental and business leaders from the Canada and the EU for this hybrid event examining the strategic importance of the Canada-EU economic partnership from a geopolitical perspective, including the role CETA and other trade agreements play in addressing global challenges.
- Dr. Ailish Campbell, Canadian Ambassador to the European Union
- Javier Moreno Sánchez, Vice-Chair Delegation for relations with Canada, European Parliament
- Sabine Weyand, Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
- Robert Asselin, Senior Vice President, Policy, Business Council of Canada
- Steve Verheul, former Chief Trade Negotiator, Government of Canada, currently, Principal, gt & co and Member of the Advisory Board, Canada EU Trade and Investment Association
[More speakers to be announced soon.]
SCHEDULE (all times in CET)
15.30 to 16.00 *Registration of in person participants
16.00 to 16.05 Welcome address, Mark Camilleri, President, Canada EU Trade and Investment Association
16.05 to 16.30 Panellist perspectives
16.30 to 17.25 Discussion and Q&A
17.25 to 17.30 Closing remarks
17.30 to 18.30 *Light networking reception for in person participants
FREE HYBRID EVENT
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