CETA: always in TTIP’s shadow

Here is a very helpful update on international trade agreements being negotiated by the EU. It comes from a very reliable source and so I thought I’d share it with you.

The QCEA Blog

In the wake of the recent TTIP leaks and their fallout, including Francois Hollande’s threat to block those negotiations, there is a risk that discussions at the European Council on the very similar deal between the European Union and Canada, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), will slip under the radar. This inconspicuousness is part of a wider lack of attention on CETA, particularly in comparison with the notorious TTIP.

CETA is one of the group of mega trade deals currently in negotiation globally, the most infamous of which is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the United States and the European Union. Compared to TTIP, CETA has garnered relatively little attention, despite the fact that it includes the same controversial measures for investor protection, although Canada and the EU recently agreed to include the EU’s reformed system, ICS.

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