The EU & Canada: A cocktail for spirits sector success!
We would like to thank all those who have contributed directly or indirectly to make #CETANOW come true.
We are delighted with this approval. We believe it is correct, and a decision that will bring obvious benefits to both the European and Canada consumers and businesses. It has been a difficult debate for many, with many emotional arguments made, both for and against. The large majority voting in favour now sends the right message to the world, stressing a commitment of the European Union to sustainable trade as a source of growth and jobs.
We know the agreement now has to be ratified by the 30+ assemblies at local and national levels but in the meantime, our distillers – small and large – are looking forward to quick provisional implementation of the deal, to take advantage of the positive benefits of CETA. We will report back on www.cetanow.eu.
Paul Skehan, Director General*
*in his capacity as permanent representative of Skehan sprl