Europeans are upset at how Canada will allocate import quota for new EU products.
Plans to bring most of Canada’s new trade deal with the European Union into effect by July 1st may be unraveling due to a new dispute over who gets to import EU cheese.
Under the terms of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada has agreed to allow nearly 18,000 additional tonnes of European cheese to be imported tariff free.
CBC News has learned that when Canadian officials briefed their European counterparts on how they would allocate the quota for importing this new cheese, not everyone around Europe’s cabinet table felt Canada’s approach lived up to the spirit of the negotiations.
This was excerpted from the 14 June 2017 edition of CBC News