Canada-European Union Trade Agreement

Minister Van Loan with European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.

December 15, 2010

Minister Van Loan met with the European Union Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, in Ottawa on December 15 to discuss progress toward a Canada-European Union comprehensive economic and trade agreement. At a joint media availability, both sides declared that significant progress had been achieved and that negotiations are progressing ahead of expectations.

Since October 2009, Canada and the European Union have held five successful rounds of negotiations. A Canada-EU agreement will give Canada preferential access to one of the largest markets in the world.

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