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CETA Implementation and Implications

Unravelling the Puzzle

edited by Robert G. Finbow

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
General, Economic Conditions
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The Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is hailed as the gold standard for trade agreements. It addresses tariffs on traded goods, favoured status for EU and Canadian exporters, trade in services, and technical barriers to trade, while also seeking coordination between government agencies to promote regulatory cooperation, harmonization, and mutual recognition of standards.

As the world retreats towards populism and protectionism, CETA Implementation and Implications provides a vital examination of this contemporary economic collaboration between developed states, which serves as a model for other progressive regional trade agreements. This book offers the first in-depth, comprehensive assessment of CETA, covering many of its most important elements and exploring its obstacles, accomplishments, and early effects. Based on the European Commission-funded Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project on CETA Implementation and Implications, which linked scholars and stakeholders across Europe and North America to analyze and evaluate the implementation and impacts of the agreement, this book covers regulation, procurement, the environment, the innovative investment disputes system, labour mobility and labour relations, bilateral governance instruments, and the implications for EU trade policy of CETA’s contested ratification.

Uniquely interdisciplinary and featuring contributors from around the world, CETA Implementation and Implications provides a nuanced and balanced assessment of this landmark trade agreement and its effects on regional and global trade in turbulent times.

About the author

Robert Finbow is Eric Dennis Memorial Professor of Government and Political Science and deputy director of the Jean Monnet European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University.

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Editorial Reviews

“Robert Finbow successfully brings together authors from different backgrounds in an ambitious assessment of CETA’s impact on various parts of society and policy thus far. Any scholar or practitioner who is working in the area of CETA will find this a very valuable resource.” Valerie D’Erman, University of Victoria