Mr. Robert W. Peck, Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic and Professor Constantine E. Passaris, Professor of Economics & Onassis Foundation Fellow Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick to talk on a presentation entitled: "The EU and Canada: Prospects for a new dynamic in business, trade and investment (CETA)".
The Hellenic American College in cooperation with Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH, USA) and the Embassy of Canada, host an event entitled “The EU and Canada: Prospects for a new dynamic in business, trade and investment (CETA)”. The event will be held on March 6th, 2014, at 18:30, in the Auditorium at 22 Massalias street, Kolonaki.
Canada and the Hellenic Republic recently celebrated a historic milestone of 70 years of diplomatic relations: 1942/2012.
On October 18, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Harper and EU Commission President Barroso reached an agreement in principle on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known as CETA. This marked a historic moment for both Canada and the EU, and a major milestone in the evolution of the relationship. CETA will create vast new opportunities between Canada and across the EU, including Greece as it emerges from recession, opening new markets for exporters, generating high-quality jobs for workers, and forging closer links between economies.
The CETA agreement, in principle, is also a watershed moment in the development of the 21st century framework for trade. Never before have two highly-developed economies reached an agreement encompassing the full range of factors that now shape trade in the global economy: liberalization in the trade of goods and services, comprehensive and balanced protection for intellectual property, access to procurement opportunities at all levels of government, cooperation on regulations and product standards, support for sustainable development, and the list goes on. As a result, CETA sets the new, gold standard for the trade agreements of the 21st century, including the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now under negotiation between the EU and the US.
CETA therefore represents a high watermark in the history of the Canadian-European relationship, and a major step forward in our shared effort to advance global prosperity through free trade and open markets. When CETA comes into force, it will be the most comprehensive agreement ever between the EU and an FTA-partner country. For Canada, the CETA is its most ambitious trade initiative ever, broader in scope than even the historic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and indicative of a shared commitment to strengthening trade and economic ties with key partners to advance stability, growth, and sustainable prosperity for the global economy.
Speaking at the event will be Mr. Robert W. Peck, Ambassador of Canada to the Hellenic Republic and Professor Constantine E. Passaris, Ph.D., Professor of Economics & Onassis Foundation Fellow Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick.
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