CELCAA welcomes the Council signature of CETA and urges the European Parliament to give its consent for a swift implementation November 02, 2016

Meeting on 30th October 2016 in Brussels, the EU and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The European Parliament must now give its consent before many provisions of the agreement can be provisionally implemented, in January 2017. 

For the EU agricultural trade, the increased market access, the protection of many European GIs and a fast track process for SPS issues provided in CETA are key vectors to support the growth and employment in the agricultural sector in Europe. President of CELCAA, Paul Rooke declared: ‘The outcome of CETA is balanced and ambitious for agriculture and promises to be positive for the EU agricultural sector and the agri-food traders who are SMEs in great majority’.  

The press release is available here

CELCAA, the European Umbrella of the trade in agri-food and agri-commodities products welcomes the provisional application as it will increase market access for many EU agri-food products, protect the European GIs and provides a fast track process for SPS issues.
See the press release here and the infographic here.