EU and Canada sign free trade agreement

October 30, 2016 15:18

BRUSSELS - The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday designed to boost growth and jobs and following weeks of uncertainty due to opposition in part of Belgium.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the treaty along with the heads of EU institutions, which should pave the way for it partially to enter force early in 2017 with the removal of most import duties.

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