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Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Comes into Effect

On September 21, 2017, after nearly a decade in the making, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union officially came into force.

The treaty eliminates 98% of tariffs between Canada and the EU while providing for a number of labour mobility provisions which will facilitate business travel and professional mobility between the signatories. There are also a number of provisions to make credential recognition for professionals a more straightforward process.

The agreement as proposed has been relatively popular  in Canada, while it has met with a number of protests by EU citizens over concerns with consumer rights and food safety.

For the full text of the agreement, visit Global Affairs Canada’s website.

Guelph-Wellington Local Immigration Partnership

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