After the CETA vote by EU Trade ministers has been postponed, European Stop TTIP and CETA campaigns organised the Citizens’ CETA Summit on 20th of October, 2016 in Brussels. During this summit, international experts as well as local representatives expressed their opposition to CETA. Furthermore, a joint declaration was signed.
Veblen Institute, France published a fact sheet on public procurement. Here the paper’s key conclusions regarding CETA/TTIP & SMEs: → Better access to public procurement contracts in the USA for a very small number of European SMEs → Greater competition on the national and European public procurement markets given the
Regulatory cooperation in CETA potentially has profound implications. It is part of a broader international effort by the rich countries and their companies to control domestic regulation through international trade agreements that override domestic laws. In CETA, regulatory cooperation in principle covers a vast area, both goods and services, trade
Press Release Brussels, 10 October 2016 “American companies cannot use CETA as a backdoor” for claiming investor rights against European governments. This is the message Commissioner Malmström spreads in an attempt to overcome the widespread misgivings about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, which is due for signature.