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1/ Today #CETA comes into affect - let me just dispel a few myths before you hear them today
2/ #CETA does not mea lowering standards for consumers - all imports have to satisfy EU's famously high standards on food safety and GMOs
3/ Existing environmental agreements go ahead - there are even provisions on conservation/sustainable management of natural resources #CETA
4/ Over 140 European products, from Gouda cheese to Parma ham, will be protected from imitations and knock offs under #CETA
5/ The protection of 140 special products in Europe will help small rural communities to market their distinctive food and drink #CETA
6/ #CETA has a dispute system w independent judges & high ethical standards - firms can't sue governments just because profits are affected
7/ #CETA's investment court system will be highly transparent - hearings open to public and publication of documents submitted during cases
8/ #CETA has to be approved by Council (national ministers), European Parliament and each EU country according to constitutional rules
9/ EU uses its significant power in #EUtrade to project its values and standards in the world - and as a market of 500 mil, people listen
10/ And most importantly, #CETA eliminates the 8% tariff on Canadian maple syrup exported to EU countries. 🥞🍴

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