European Parliament approves CETA

International Trade Negotiations
15 February 2017


After a debate in the Strasbourg Plenary the European Parliament voted in favour of CETA agreement with 408 positive votes, 254 objections and 33 abstentions. A provisional application starts from April while the full ratification is pending. As it is a mixed agreement, it will need to be approved also by national and regional parliaments.


CETA represents a potential for the European Ceramic industry which could have a better market access to Canada by removing the customs duties of up to 8 % on some of its products.


Source : European Parliament