Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis visits Canada to deepen EU-Canada relation and develop potential of CETA

Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade, is travelling to Canada today to meet his counterparts and discuss the transatlantic relations, support for Ukraine and the implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Today, the Executive-Vice President will meet the Canadian trade minister Mary Ng at Nano One, a tech company. Later, the EVP will meet Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland. On Friday, Executive-Vice President Dombrovskis will participate in the CETA Joint Committee together with Minister Ng. The ministers will discuss ways to deepen future cooperation under CETA, notably exploring how to cooperate even more in areas like energy security, green technologies, and raw materials. The Executive-Vice President will also meet Canadian and EU business associations. Executive-Vice President Dombrovskis and Minister Ng will have bilateral meeting followed by a press conference at 14:30ET (20:30 CET).

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of CETA, the backbone of the EU-Canada political, trade and economic partnership. Under CETA, bilateral trade has increased by more than one third.