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(C) Wolf G Kroner 2016 - Pr Philippe CouillardCETA: “Of course, implementation!”

July, updated October 2016. Philippe Couillard, Québec’s Premier and Pierre-Marc-Johnson chief negotiator of the province for the EU-Canada free trade agreement offer for the readers of B2Bioworld an outlook on the ratification of CETA. That has been in July with nothing to add End of October.

Pros and cons of free trade between the EU and Canada have been on the table for long, whereas the open-ended nature of ratification has received much less attention. In the interview major issues are touched such as prospects to induce innovation into Quebéc’s traditional industries such as the forestry and woodworking sectors facing competion from Scandinavian companies (e.g. Metsä), public support to the aerospace industry (e.g. Bombardier), or provincial projects to use to the full Canada’s membership in NAFTA.

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