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Canada - EU a "Free Trade Deal"?

November 2nd, 2012 - "The EU agreement is probably the most ambitious and advanced bilateral initiative currently under negotiation that also has the potential to provide a template for more bilateral agreements that could fill, at least partially, the void on the global level." says Dr. Kurt Huebner in the newest Policy Brief "Canada - Eu Trade deal" of "Embassy" . Furthermore Dr. Huebner explains why the "free trade deal" can be a chance for Canada with its "strong components of liberalization in the economic relations between the EU and Canada by minimizing tariffs, quotas, and other restrictions to negligible levels."

Contact Dr. Kurt Huebner to get more information. Dr. Kurt Huebner is Jean Monnet Chair at the University of British Columbia and expert on European integration issues. He is available for comments. Kurt Huebner is part of a cross-Canada network of experts working on European policy issues, the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue.

CETA and the (Anti)Free Trade Movement in Canada

October 26th, 2012 - The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Canada has had a very eventful life so far. While it is, still to this day, a non-issue in the EU, it has developed into a controversial issue in public debate in Canada. Where our EUCAnet experts have mainly seen huge and beneficial opportunities (see EUCAnet's CETA video feature), other organizations (The Council of Canadians, among others) see a threat to Canadian constitutional rights. However, these fears are not well founded and mainly based on leaked drafts that are still work in progress. With the negotiations still ongoing, these reactions are a vivid proof of a general fear of trade liberalization in Canada.

Anais Lenoir is a graduate student working under the supervision of Dr. Amy Verdun at the University of Victoria. Her expertise lies in the fields of International Relations, International Political Economy, as well as International Trade. You can contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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