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CETA Presentation - UBC April 16, 2012

CETA Presentation - UBC April 16, 2012

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UBC’s National Centre for Business Law hosted a Downtown Speaker Series with Anthony VanDuzer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa on Monday, April 16, 2012. Professor VanDuzer discussed The Canada-EU Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Redefining the Role of the Provinces in the Negotiation and Implementation of International Trade Commitments.
UBC’s National Centre for Business Law hosted a Downtown Speaker Series with Anthony VanDuzer, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa on Monday, April 16, 2012. Professor VanDuzer discussed The Canada-EU Negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement: Redefining the Role of the Provinces in the Negotiation and Implementation of International Trade Commitments.

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What are Implications of theExpanding Role of the Provinces in the Negotiationand Implementation of Canadian Trade Commitments?Lessons from the Canada-EUComprehensiveEconomic and Trade AgreementNegotiations
J. Anthony VanDuzer
 
Outline of Presentation
Background
 –
Canada-EU negotiations for a ComprehensiveEconomic and Trade Agreement (
CETA
)
A new role for the provinces
 –
The Constitutional Context: The Rules for Treaty Making andImplementation
Why provincial commitments are so central in CETAnegotiations
Implications of the increasing significance of trade treatyobligations affecting the provinces for
 –
the negotiation, content and implementation of treatyobligations in CETA and future agreements
Presentation to UBC National Centre for Business Law
 
CETA Negotiations are Significant
Trade Minister Ed Fast: “
the most ambitious plan of its kind in history 
.”
 
First trade agreement negotiated by EU with a developed country
 –Canada’s first since NAFTA
 
Substantial existing trade and investment relationship with EU
 –Canada’s 2
nd
most important trade and investment partner after the US
May produce substantial economic benefits
 –
One study shows
Increase in Canadian Annual GDP of more than ¾ of 1%
Canadian exports to EU to increase $10.8 billion
 –
more than 20%
Significant concerns expressed by various groups, including
 –
Municipalities, academic institutions, school boards and hospitals (MASH)regarding possible procurement commitments
 –
Impact on public water services
 –
Transparency of negotiation process
Presentation to UBC National Centre for Business Law

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Interesting to see the impact that CETA is doing also in how Canada deals with FTA's in the future.

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