On September 1, 2017, the Trudeau Cabinet (Governor-in-Council) promulagated many of the regulations necessary for the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”) on September 21, 2017. The Canada-EU CETA regulati9nos were published in in the September 7, 2017 Canada Gazette.

The most important document is an Order-in-Council fixing September 21, 2017 as the day the Canada-EU CETA provisionally comes into effect. SI/2017-47 Order Fixing September 21, 2017 as the Day on Which the Canada-European Union CETA Comes into Force, Other Than Certain Provisions is very important – the day has been set.  This Order-in-Council indicates which provisions of the Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act come into effect provisionally and which will not.  Free trade agreements become law in Canada via domestic legislation.  The Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act has completed Canada’s legislative requirements having been passed by the House of Commons and the Senate.  The EU has determined that the Canada-EU CETA is a mixed agreement and, therefore, under EU Law, each EU member must pass certain Canada-EU CETA provisions.

Canada promulagated 21 regulations to supplement that Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act, which cover a range of issues from patent protection, the Investment Canada Act, rules of origin, import controls, export controls, government procurement, standards, etc.:

For more information about the Canada-EU CETA, please contact Cyndee Todgham Cherniak at 416-307-4168 or at cyndee@lexsage.com.  There are other articles on the LexSage website about the Canada-EU CETA.