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EU and Canada sign free trade accord, but has to clear 40 European parliaments

Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 17:19 UTC
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The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the treaty along with the heads of EU institutions, a step that should enable a provisional implementation of the pact early in 2017 with the removal of most import duties. Read full article

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  • David E.H. Smith

    What are Some of the Other HIDDEN LIABILITIES that the GLOBAL CORPORATE ECONOMY is SHIFTING to the 'harmless' TAXPAYERS & NON-SHAREHOLDERS?

    Do CORPORATE CANADA (EAST - TRUDEAU) & CORPORATE EUROPE Need the TAXPAYERS to FORGET that the CETA (EU- Canada) is the BACKDOOR for U.S. with its BRANCH PLANTS in CANADA, the EU, et al?

    During the 1980's the U.S. government declared that its Branch Plants in other countries would No Longer be 'Good Corporate Citizens of the Host Countries'. That is to say; if the U.S. wants to punish another country by an embargo, or, pressure another country for its business 'friends' in 3rd party countries, then, not only will American companies in the U.S. be not able to sell to the punished country, but, American Branch plants in Canada, Europe, et al, will also not be able to sell to the punished, or, pressured nation. Therefore, thousand upon thousands of workers in Canada, the EU, et al, would be thrown out of work to satisfy the capriciousness of 'American' foreign policy.
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    FULL Article, see; Google

    Nov 05th, 2016 - 08:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kanye

    ”Is corporate Canada’s funding pool and those of corporate China and corporate European Union, adequate to pay the aforementioned innocent, and/or, harmless taxpaying voters’, et al, for any and all of the aforementioned costs of
    1) “Pre-existing Challenges” to the Canada – China Investment Treaty C-CIT) and the Canada – EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the “After the Fact Challenges” if The Treaty and/or The Agreement are implemented/ratified?”

    http://www.radicalpress.com/?p=3177

    Nov 06th, 2016 - 02:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    “The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force.”

    There will be holdouts until Juncker (if he is still above ground and President) bribes them or blackmails them to sign.

    And the Remoaners want to keep a single market and all the immigration that goes with it.

    Hard Brexit or a general election (having repealed the LibDem Faustian Pact).

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 02:28 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Briton

    The Unmighty EU will almost certainly screw it up,
    Red tape , incompetence , corruption ,
    And yet again this year the EU has failed to be signed off.

    Still, lets await and see if it all unravels.

    Nov 07th, 2016 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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