The EU does not have a free trade agreement with Australia. They are negotiating for one, but they are currently working mainly under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Under CETA, 98% of EU tariff lines are duty-free for Canadian products. In 2018, Canada`s raw materials industry was the largest exporter to CETA member states. Which country gives you access to 1.5 billion consumers in 51 countries? Canada. In terms of access to the global market, things are not improving. With 14 free trade agreements covering 60% of global GDP, Canada is opening doors to cross-border growth. PROPONENTs of CETA point out that the agreement will boost trade between the EU and Canada, creating new jobs, facilitating trade by removing tariffs, physical controls and other levies, facilitating mutual recognition of diplomas and resolving investment disputes by creating a new judicial system.   Opponents argue that CETA would weaken the rights of European consumers, including high European food safety standards and criticise it as a blessing for large corporations and multinationals, while risking net losses, unemployment and environmental damage that affect citizens.   The agreement also includes a controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, which never lets critics sue national governments for billions of dollars if they believe government policy has had a negative effect on their business.  A February 2017 survey by the Angus Reid Institute found that 55 per cent of Canadians support CETA, while only 10 per cent oppose IT.
However, support has decreased compared to the 2014 survey.  On the other hand, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a 44 per cent approval rate among Canadians in February 2017.  Unlike Canada, the agreement has sparked protests in a number of European countries. These are just the copyright provisions. There are sections dealing with patents, trademarks, designs and geographical indications (shortly). Among them, „you can`t understand the current debates on free trade without understanding this conflict“ between the costs and benefits of trade liberalization, notes Daniel Trefler in The Long and Short of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (NBER Working Paper No. 8293). „This paper,“ he writes, „does not provide the sphere of money that stands for or against free trade.“ The central principle of the international economy is that free trade improves economic well-being. But the fact is that we have only one time to let the general public know, to an audience that is caught up in the weariness of free trade.
Estva, he writes, offers a unique window into the impact of trade liberalization, as it is an exceptionally clean trade measure, which is not grouped into a broader set of national economic policies or market reforms. Negotiations ended in August 2014. All 28 EU member states have approved the final text of CETA, with Belgium being the last country to give its approval.  Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, travelled to Brussels on October 30, 2016 to sign on behalf of Canada.  The European Parliament approved the agreement on 15 February 2017.  The agreement is subject to ratification by the EU and national lawmakers.   It could only come into force if, at Belgium`s request, the European Court of Justice had not issued a negative opinion on the dispute settlement mechanism.  In its opinion, the European Court of Justice found that the dispute settlement mechanism was in line with EU law.  Until it enters into formal force, the essential parts apply on an interim basis from 21 September 2017.  At first, it was not clear whether or not EU Member States should ratify the agreement, since the European Commission placed the treaty solely under the EU`s responsibility.  However, in July 2016, it was decided to qualify the