Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
In October 2013, the Government of Canada announced that Canada and the European Union (EU) reached an agreement in principle on a comprehensive trade agreement.
See the statement by FCM President Claude Dauphin on the announcement of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
- Webinar recording: Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and Municipal Procurement
This Guide is intended to help municipalities deal with day-to-day questions that may arise regarding provisions in trade agreements relevant to areas of municipal activity, i.e., regulation (e.g., zoning and environmental regulation), government purchasing, financial assistance and public-private partnerships.
- Ministerial correspondence - Government of Canada Responds to concerns over the potential impact of CETA on municipalities
DFAIT has prepared responses to some ongoing sources of uncertainty surrounding the CETA negotiations.
- Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Negotiations
Learn more about the Government of Canada's ongoing negotiations on CETA
- Letter to the FCM President from the International Trade Minister Van Loan: our principles on sub-national procurement in CETA
The Government of Canada explains why intergovernmental cooperation and communication is critical to free and fair trade between Canada and the world.