CETA: The EU and Canada Sign Free Trade Agreement

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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker sign CETA free trade agreement

The EU and Canada signed Sunday in Brussels their free trade agreement (CETA), ending two weeks of psychodrama with Belgium and French-speaking region of Wallonie blocking this signature.

Canada and the EU signed in Brussels on Sunday CETA treaty of free trade, designed to boost trade and jobs, after weeks of uncertainty related to temporary rejection of the agreement by the parliament of Wallonie.

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has signed the treaty along with the leaders of the European institutions. The ceremony opens the way for the partial entry into force of the agreement beginning 2017, with the removal of most of the tariffs.

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