Making Sense of the CETA

An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement
September 25, 2014
3.57 MB128 pages

This report demonstrates in detail how the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal is unbalanced, favouring large multinational corporations at the expense of consumers, the environment, and the greater public interest.

This international study, involving experts from Canada and the EU, is the first independent analysis of the completed CETA text, which was leaked in August 2014. It analyzes some of the CETA’s most controversial chapters as exposed by a series of leaks in August. They include assessments of the agreement’s impacts on intellectual property rights for pharmaceutical products; investment protection, investor-state dispute settlement and financial services regulation; infrastructure procurement and buy-local food policies; public services, and many other areas.