CETA – The Canada-EU Trade Agreement, and What It Means For Local Companies
The Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is one of the most ambitious Canadian trade initiatives, reducing barriers for business between our country and the nations of the EU. It presents significant opportunities for the tech sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. As one of the largest and wealthiest markets in the world, the EU has an array of needs that Canadian companies can address, and many goods and services that can be offered here in return.
As trade relations with the United States, China and others enter a more challenging period, Europe and the benefits of CETA take on even more importance for Canada. We are pleased to be joined for the first TechTuesday of 2019 by a distinguished panel of guests who will speak to many of the realities of this new agreement:
- His Excellency Peteris Ustubs, Ambassador of the European Union
- His Excellency Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of Denmark
- His Excellency Enrique Ruiz Molero, Ambassador of Spain
- Steve Verheul, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Negotiator for CETA
- Andre Francois Giroux, Director of Trade Policy for CETA, Global Affairs Canada
This panel will be moderated by Peter Mantas, global head of procurement and a partner at leading Canadian law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. The focus for the evening will be on the opportunities CETA presents for the Ottawa tech sector. Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, and to meet with representatives of Global Affairs Canada and the EU who have expertise in assisting Canadian businesses seeking to enter or expand their activities in the European market.