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Province Announces MPRs Will be Maintained in CETA Fight

Posted May 29, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(James McLeod – The Telegram)

The provincial government has formally declared it will not drop minimum processing requirements to comply with the Canada-Europe free trade deal.

Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development Minister Darin King actually struck an upbeat tone about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as he announced to media that the government will renege on one of the negotiated provisions of the agreement.

“We unequivocally support CETA. We feel that CETA is a good deal for the province,” King said. “Whether the federal government runs into any complications as a result of not having to tell the European Union that they do not have the processing requirements removed from Newfoundland and Labrador, I mean, that’s really their issue to carry.” Click here to read more.

Related: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Position on CETA