Report: The potential dangers of CETA committees on Europe

Report

This report by the Council of Canadians and foodwatch uncovers new documents that show Canada is using CETA, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, to attack European food safety rules.

Under Canadian Access to Information laws, the Council of Canadians has obtained documents from the first meeting of the CETA Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee, held in Ottawa on March 27 and 28, 2018. This is one of many so-called regulatory cooperation committees designed to discuss regulations affecting bilateral trade between Canada and the EU.

These documents show that Canada has been challenging many European regulations, including animal and plant legislation, regulations covering certain pesticides and herbicides, and the precautionary principle.

The uncovered documents are available here. A highlight of the documents can be found here.

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