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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 October 18, 2013 in Brussels, European Commission President Jose-Manuel Barroso and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally announced an ‘agreement in principle’ on the CETA. Following an extensive legal review, the treaty is expected to be tabled for ratification in the Canadian and European Parliaments in 2015.

For an overview of the negotiated outcomes, 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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