Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke today with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

The leaders discussed progress and next steps for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Noting the important role that CETA will serve in increasing jobs, strengthening economic relations and promoting new economic opportunities for Canadian and European businesses, Prime Minister Trudeau urged proceeding with the provisional application of the Agreement as soon as possible so that its benefits can be realized.

Both leaders shared their ongoing enthusiasm for CETA as a progressive free trade agreement that will address or eliminate barriers in virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU bilateral trade.