In the consolidated text of CETA, a long section on “intellectual property rights”, IPRs (pp. 339-375) deals entirely with copyrights, trademarks, patents, designs, trade secrets and licenses. Reference is made to the TRIPS Agreement (p. 339 f). In addition to the interests of the pharmaceutical and software industry, CETA promotes the pursuit of “camcording” (Article 5.6, p. 343). In particular, negotiations on food exports have taken a long time. Interests related to European cheese exports and Canadian beef exports have helped to protect this type of intellectual property and to draw up long lists of “geographical indications identifying a product originating in the European Union” (pp. 363-347).  As the leading provider of express and air cargo services between Canada and the rest of the world, FedEx welcomes trade agreements that open markets and facilitate trade, such as CETA. We look forward to helping you take advantage of this important new agreement and grow your transatlantic business. When it comes to exporting to the EU, we offer shipping services with door-to-door deliveries cleared from Canada to the EU in just 1-3 business days.**1. The purpose of this Customs Communication is to inform you that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union will be implemented on September 21, 2017.
With the exception of a small number of agricultural products, CETA will essentially eliminate tariffs on all imports from a European Union (EU) country or other CETA beneficiary, either immediately after the implementation of the agreement or through an exit from tariffs. However, support has decreased compared to the 2014 survey.  In contrast, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a support rate of 44 per cent among Canadians as of February 2017.  Unlike Canada, the agreement has sparked protests in a number of European countries. Negotiations were concluded in August 2014. . .