Commissioner Malmström in Canada to discuss CETA preparations and EU trade agenda
Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström is in Canada today for a two-day visit focused on the preparations for the upcoming entry into force of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, known as CETA , and the EU’s ambitious agenda for free and fair trade. The trip will kick off today in Toronto, where the Commissioner will visit EU-businesses who are preparing for the entry into force of CETA, including a Cypriot family-run fashion boutique and a Danish-run design showroom and shop. The Commissioner will also visit the construction site of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project, which is the largest transit expansion in the history of Toronto, and is being delivered by a Canadian-European consortium. Later today, at a conference on “EU trade policy in a more protectionist world” at the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Commissioner will set out the EU’s trade agenda in a keynote speech. The Commissioner will also speak today at an event with senior EU and Canadian business leaders. On Tuesday, the Commissioner will be in Ottawa, where she will meet the Canadian Minister for International Trade François-Philippe Champagne. The same day, she will also deliver a keynote speech on “The EU’s Trade Policy: Effective, transparent, and based on values” at an event hosted by the think-tank Canada 2020.
Source: European Commission – Press Releases europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-17-686_en.htm