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Future EU Trade Commissioner May be Open to Dropping Controversial Investor Protection Rule

Posted September 29, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

Just days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with European officials in Ottawa last Friday to celebrate the conclusion of five years of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), press reports indicate that the woman likely to replace Karel De Gucht as the EU’s next trade chief is prepared to consider dropping the controversial investor protection rule, at least from future free trade agreements. Click here to read more.