On August 5, 2014, Canada and the European Union agreed on the final text of a free trade agreement. The text was obtained by EU Member States and Canadian provinces and territories. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) trade network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. On this page, you will find out about Canada`s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), Plurilateral Agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. Note: The texts of the Treaty on this page are for information purposes only; The official texts of the treaty are published in Canada`s Treaty Series. At the Canada-EU Summit in Ottawa in December 2002, Heads of State and Government made a joint statement on the development of a forward-looking bilateral trade and investment improvement agreement. On March 18, 2004, at the Canada-EU Summit in Ottawa, Heads of State and Government agreed on a framework for an Agreement on Improving Trade and Investment (TIEA). In December 2004, the Canadian government and the European Commission adopted a voluntary regulatory cooperation framework.
The first round of TIEA negotiations took place in Brussels in May 2005. In 2006, Canada and the EU jointly decided to halt negotiations. On 27 April 2009, EU Member States adopted a negotiating mandate for the implementation of a new economic free trade agreement between the EU and Canada: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). . . .