#EU to push through #Canadian #trade deal despite #Belgium split

#CETA aims to boost trade between #Canada and the #European Union by eliminating tariffs on 98 percent of all goods and improving regulatory cooperation.

Opponents argue that the deal will lower EU's environmental, #health and food safety standards. The agreement will also introduce a secret #corporate court system, empowering big business to sue states for policies that threaten their #profits.

EU to push through Canadian trade deal despite Belgium split

The free trade pact between the European Union and Canada is likely to be sealed next week despite opposition from the Belgian region of Wallonia, according to European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom as quoted by AFP.
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