OREANDA-NEWS. September 19, 2016. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, arrived in Europe today to promote the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and economic growth that benefits the middle class.

The Minister will address the party conference of Germany’s Social Democratic Party in Wolfsburg on September 19, 2016. She will also meet with leaders in Vienna, Austria, and then speak about CETA with all EU trade ministers during their meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia.

CETA reflects the desire of Canada and the EU to strengthen trade and commercial ties, while building on shared values. It will advance environmental protections, transparent investment rules, workers’ rights and world-class public services. This agreement is part of Canada’s commitment to help grow the middle class through a progressive trade agenda.