Canada Will Ship Lobsters and Scallops to Europe Duty Free as Early as May 1
The Canadian free trade agreement with the European Union (EU), called CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), has been in the works for years, but its first real fisheries effects are about to be felt on both sides of the border.
As early as May 1, the treaty will come into force. The final step is the final ratification by the Canadian Parliament which is likely to occur very soon. Most observers think May 1 is the most likely date.
As is usual in most trade agreements, many ...
European Court Upholds EU Seal Ban
A European Union ban on imports of seal products not derived from the traditional Inuit seal hunt has been upheld.
The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rejected an appeal brought by an association representing the interests of Canadian Inuits — Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami — and seal product manufacturers against a ruling from a lower court in 2013.
The court ruled that earlier judgement was correct in holding that the legality of the basic regulation must be assessed on the ...