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The Energy Roundtable, a CERT initiative, organizes a series of conferences to increase European investment in Canadian energy markets. The events facilitate strategic discussion and networking amongst company representatives with investments in the two territories. In 2014 The Energy Roundtable will host events in Calgary, Toronto and London. For further information, consult www.energyroundtable.org

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The Canada Europe Roundtable for Business is dedicated to creating business opportunities between Canada and the European Union. Founded in 1999, CERT develops company-member interests by contributing recommendations on trade and investment to government officials and hosting thematic, high-level meetings focused on developing strategic relationships between company executives and with government officials.

CERT is a strong advocate for comprehensive bilateral free trade and investment and has organized a campaign to generate CEO-level support for a greater level of ambition for bilateral commercial liberalization.

The result is a
Declaration in support of a Canada-EU Trade and Investment Agreement has been signed by over 100 Canadian and European chief executives and submitted to heads of government. At the EU-Summit Summit on May 6, 2009 in Prague, the leaders of the European Union and Canada announced the launch of negotiations towards a comprehensive economic and trade agreement.

On August 5, 2014 the Government of Canada and the European Commission announced that they had concluded negotiations on CETA. The final consolidated text was announced at the Canada EU Summit in Ottawa on September 26, 2014. Following translation and legal review, the CETA treaty is expected to be tabled in the European Council in 2015 and for ratification in the Canadian and European Parliaments in late 2015 / early 2016.

To read the consolidated version of all chapters, annexes and declarations for CETA click here.

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Stephen Harper and Jose-Manuel Barroso announce the Canada-EU CETA agreement in principle in Brussels

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