Webinar: Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and Municipal Procurement
Presented by FCM Policy and Government Relations and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Thursday, June 18, 2015
13:00–14:30 p.m. EDT
Municipal activities such as the purchasing of supplies, the contracting of infrastructure projects and the delivery of municipal services could be impacted by the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA).
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is Canada's most ambitious trade initiative since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). CETA is expected to come into force within the next two years.
Under CETA, Canadian municipalities will have international procurement obligations for the first time. What do CETA's procurement obligations entail? Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) can help provide some guidance.
Carlos Vanderloo is the Deputy Director responsible for Government Procurement trade policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development since 2013. With over 10 years of experience in international trade promotion and policy, Carlos has previously worked on Latin American trade policy issues, been posted to Canada's Mission to the European Union as well as helped organize Government of Canada-led trade missions.