Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 7th July 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement will be considered an exclusive competence of the EU.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The European Commission has recently taken the decision to propose the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) as a “mixed agreement” consisting of both EU and Member State competence. This means that CETA can only take full effect once the UK has decided to ratify it. As part of that ratification process, the complete draft text of the agreement would be laid before Parliament for 21 sitting days. In addition, the Government will ensure the proposals for a Council decision on signature, and subsequent conclusion, will be subject to scrutiny in both Houses of the UK Parliament.

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