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EU-Canada Strategic Partnership Agreement

The "Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part" was signed in Brussels on 30 October 2016 and provisionally entered into force on 1 April 2017.

This agreement seeks to deepen political dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Canada and to strengthen relations in fields such as human rights, international peace and security, economic and sustainable development, justice, freedom and security.

Negotiations for the SPA launched in September 2011, alongside the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), with a view to replacing the outdated 1976 Framework Agreement for Commercial and Economic Cooperation. The Agreement was initialled in September 2014 and was adopted by the European Commission in April 2015.

EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

The "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part" was signed in Brussels on 30 October 2016. The European Parliament gave its consent to the Agreement on 15 February 2017, which meant that certain provisions could provisionally enter into force from April 2017. The remaining provisions will only apply once the Agreement is ratified by EU Member States.

The agreement includes provisions on market access for goods, services, investment and government procurement, as well as on intellectual property rights, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, sustainable development, regulatory cooperation, mutual recognition, trade facilitation, cooperation on raw materials, dispute settlement and technical barriers to trade.

Envisaged EU - Canada Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement

The Court of Justice in its Opinion of 26 July 2017 decided that the envisaged EU-Canada Agreement between the EU and Canada signed on 25 June 2014 may not be concluded in its current form. Further to the authorization received by the Commission from the Council in December 2017, new PNR negotiations with Canada were launched in June 2018.

EU-Canada Summit

On 30 October 2016, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada met in Brussels for the 16th EU-Canada summit. They signed the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and issued a joint declaration on the EU-Canada partnership.

Declaration by the Prime Minister of Canada and the Presidents of the European Council and European Commission 'A new era in Canada - EU relations, Ottawa 26 September 2014

G-7

Canada concludes G-7 Presidency : Press release