Trade Agreements - July 2016

CETA is a new business deal between the EU and Canada which is due to be signed in Brussels this October despite Brexit. It could have big ramifications for the environment and will come into force within months and implemented without ratification.

We have a campaign to lobby MEPs, probably in September. We also need to lobby Sheffield City Council to become a TTIP and CETA free zone. This is supported by Global Justice; there is a network meeting in August which Francois is going to attend.

TTIP is unpopular and therefore on hold for the time being.