EU, Canada Notch Free Trade Agreement

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT) -- The European Union and Canada said Friday their leaders have reached political agreement on a free trade pact, a deal expected to remove almost all tariffs between the two economies, open up Canada's government procurement market and increase intellectual property protections.

After meeting in Brussels, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that they had reached an agreement on the “key elements” of a comprehensive economic and trade pact that has been under negotiation for more than four years....
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