Small and medium-sized enterprises from across Europe call on European governments to reject the CETA agreement
SME against CETA/TTIP initiatives from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands call on the EU’s trade ministers to reject the signature of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada. The trade ministers are gathering in Bratislava today to discuss the ratification of the CETA agreement.
The agreement is highly controversial and has met with criticism and resistance from a uniquely broad range of forces – besides citizens, municipalities, NGOs and others, several thousands of SMEs also oppose the trade deals. SMEs argue that CETA’s overall economic benefits will be minimal yet will cost Europe the freedom to regulate in favour of environmentally and socially sustainable production. They reject the notion that SMEs will be foremost amongst the beneficiaries of CETA.