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CME congratulates Canadian and EU governments for CETA provisional application

Published by Stefi Proulx on September 21, 2017

TORONTO (September 21, 2017) -- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) congratulate the Canadian and European Union (EU) governments for the provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) beginning today. We commend the Canadian government for standing up for manufacturers and successfully ratifying an agreement that will be instrumental in allowing Canada to reach its goal of doubling Canadian manufacturing output and value-added exports within 15 years as outlined in CME’s Industrie 2030 Action Plan. 

The CETA provides access for Canadian manufacturers to one of the largest and wealthiest markets in the world for Canadian manufactured products. And, the CETA is the most progressive trade agreement ever negotiated by both the EU and Canada. It creates a template for all future trade agreements, including the NAFTA re-negotiations, that support meaningful market access through the elimination of both tariff and non-tariff barriers, including procurement, labour mobility and regulatory cooperation

CME is committed to working with industry and the government to ensure that Canadian manufacturers can take advantage of this historic opportunity and strive on the European markets.

About the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and thrive around the world. In 2016, CME released Industrie 2030 - a roadmap for doubling Canadian manufacturing activity by 2030. Our focus is to ensure the sector is dynamic, profitable, productive, innovative and growing. We aim to do this by strengthening the labour force, accelerating the adoption of advanced technology, supporting product commercialization, expanding marketplaces and, most importantly, ensuring a globally-competitive business environment. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada's exports.

For more information, please contact:

Stefi Proulx
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters








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