Canada Has Published Order-In-Council

And Regulations For Canada-EU CETA

Provisional Implementation

Written By: Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

Date: September 9, 2017

On September 1, 2017, Canada's Governor-in-Council promulagated many of the regulations necessary for the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“Canada-EU CETA”). The Canada-EU CETA regulations were published in in the September 7, 2017 Canada Gazette. The Canada-EU CETA will be implemented provisionally on September 21, 2017.

The most important document is an Order-in-Council fixing September 21, 2017 as the day the Canada-EU CETA provisionally comes into effect. SI/2017-47 Order Fixing September 21, 2017 as the Day on Which the Canada-European Union CETA Comes into Force, Other Than Certain Provisions is very important – the day has been set.  This Order-in-Council indicates which provisions of the Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act come into effect provisionally and which will not.  Free trade agreements become law in Canada via domestic legislation.  The Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act has completed Canada’s legislative requirements having been passed by the House of Commons and the Senate.  The EU has determined that the Canada-EU CETA is a mixed agreement and, therefore, under EU Law, each EU member must pass certain Canada-EU CETA provisions.

Canada promulagated 21 regulations to supplement that Canada-EU CETA Implementation Act, which cover a range of issues from patent protection, the Investment Canada Act, rules of origin, import controls, export controls, government procurement, standards, etc.:

These regulations compliment the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act that treceived Royal Asset on May 15, 2017.

For more information about the Canada-EU CETA, please contact Cyndee Todgham Cherniak at 416-307-4168 or at  There are other articles on the LexSage website about the Canada-EU CETA.

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