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CETA governance and committees

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) established special committees between the EU and Canada to determine how to develop, supplement or implement the agreement.

CETA Joint Committee

The CETA Joint Committee is co-chaired by the Minister for International Trade of Canada and the Member of the European Commission responsible for trade, or their designate. The CETA Joint Committee will review any issue relating to the implementation and interpretation of the agreement, or any other issue concerning trade and investment between the Parties.

Decisions adopted by the CETA Joint Committee:

December 2, 2022 (Ottawa)
March 25, 2021 (by videoconference)
September 26, 2018 (Montreal)

Specialized committees

The following sub-committees have been established under CETA:

Agriculture:

Exporting Beef and Pork to the EU: Simplified Information for Canadian Stakeholders

October 6, 2022 (by videoconference)
November 15, 2021 (by videoconference)
September 21-22, 2020 (by videoconference)
September 23, 2019 (Ottawa)
September 19, 2018 (Brussels)

Bilateral Dialogue on Forest Products:

October 20, 2022 (by videoconference)
July 7, 2021 (by videoconference)
May 28, 2020 (by videoconference)
May 24, 2019 (by videoconference)
May 23, 2018 (by videoconference)

Bilateral Dialogue on Motor Vehicle Regulations:

November 23, 2022 (by videoconference)
November 26, 2021 (by videoconference)
September 30, 2020 (by videoconference)
June 20, 2019 (by videoconference)
October 5, 2018 (by videoconference)

Biotech Market Access Issues Dialogue:

December 3, 2021 (by videoconference)
October 21, 2020 (by videoconference)
March 4, 2019
April 26, 2018 (by videoconference)

Dialogue on Electronic Commerce:

Meeting date to be determined.

Dialogue on Raw Materials:

November 15, 2022 (Brussels)
June 21, 2021 (by videoconference)
November 17, 2020 (by videoconference)
March 6th, 2019 (Toronto)
November 16, 2018 (Brussels)

Financial Services:

October 27-28, 2022 (Brussels)
June 17 and 22, 2021 (by videoconference)
June 24-25, 2020 (by videoconference)
June 12, 2019 (Ottawa)
June 19, 2018 (Brussels)

Geographical Indications:

July 6, 2022 (by videconference)
October 22, 2020 (by videoconference)
November 26, 2019 (by videoconference)
May 17, 2018 (by videoconference)

Goods:

March 8, 2022 (by videoconference)
January 21, 2021 (by videoconference)
December 11, 2019 (by videoconference)
November 29, 2018 (by videoconference)

Government Procurement:

Decision on the Coverage of the Canadian Space Agency

October 3, 2022 (by videoconference)
December 14, 2021 (by videoconference)
November 25-26, 2020 (by videoconference)
February 22, 2019
March 15, 2018 (Brussels)

Joint Customs Cooperation Committee:

October 28, 2022 (by videoconference)
June 22, 2018 (Brussels)

Joint Sectoral Group on Pharmaceuticals:

December 15, 2022 (by videoconference)
November 18, 2021 (by videoconference)
December 1, 2020 (by videoconference)
November 21, 2019 (by videoconference)
Administrative Arrangements supporting Article 15.3 of the CETA Protocol on Pharmaceuticals
November 16, 2018 (by videoconference)

Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications:

Negotiations on an agreement between the EU and Canada on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications of architects
November 24, 2020 (by videoconference)
April 16, 2019 (Brussels)

Regulatory Cooperation Forum:

Work Plans:

Current RCF Work Plan (published January 3, 2023)

Items of Interest:

Cooperation on standardization topics of common interest to SCC and CEN-CENELEC (published January 3, 2023)

Certification of Small Solid Biomass Boilers in Canada (published January 3, 2023)

Joint statement by regulators on animal welfare

May 3-4, 2022 (by videoconference)
February 9-10, 2021 (by videoconference)
February 3-4, 2020 (Ottawa)
December 14, 2018 (Brussels)

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures:

October 25-27, 2022 (Ottawa and by videoconference)
November 16-19, 2021 (by videoconference)
November 16-20, 2020 (by videoconference)
February 25-27, 2019 (Brussels)
March 26-27, 2018 (Ottawa)

Services and Investment:

Decisions adopted by the Services and Investment Committee:

September 18, 2018 (Brussels)

Trade and Sustainable Development:

List of Panellists for Panels of Expert under Chapters 23 and 24

February 9-10, 2022 (by videoconference)
December 10-11, 2020 (by videoconference)
November 13, 2019 (Ottawa)
September 13, 2018 (Brussels)

Civil Society Forum: On the margins of the Trade and Sustainable Development Committee meeting

February 7-8, 2022 (by videoconference)
December 8-9, 2020 (by videoconference)
November 12, 2019 (Ottawa)
September 12, 2018 (Brussels)

Wines and Spirits:

Joint Progress Report - Outcome of the review process in Annex 30-C of CETA

January 25-26, 2022 (by videoconference)
October 5-6, 2020 (by videoconference)
September 24, 2019 (Ottawa)
July 5, 2018 (Brussels)

Recommendations

The following Recommendations were established at the inaugural meeting of the CETA Joint Committee:

Trade, Climate Action and the Paris Agreement :
Trade and Gender :
Trade and SMEs:
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