You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

AP  |  Paris 

Canadian and French have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries.

In a joint conference in Paris, praised the "benefits" of a trade deal between and the that came largely into effect last September.

said "we already see the results" of the new trade rules, called the Canada-Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA).

Canadian imports from have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in have jumped 23 per cent, he said.

Trudeau insists the deal included rules to protect workers' rights and the environment, but CETA had triggered many protests across Europe, with critics arguing it weakens European labour laws.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:50 IST