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Could CETA Lead to a NAFTA Complaint?

A new report by the Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy and Competitiveness Research Network finds that the Canada- EU Trade Agreement could lead to a NAFTA complaint by the U.S. if Canada caves to European pressure to include new protection for geographical indications. The paper notes that GI protection could lead a market access complaint by the U.S.

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  1. What was the impact again?
    What was the impact of geographical indications?

    Nothing mutch exept that you can’t call “Oka” cheese Oka cheese unless it comes from Oka I guess…

    I can see what the US would care, but I don’t see why I actually care… unless it affects Canada imports/exports or canadian economy, this is not the worst thing in CETA imo.

    IP protection problems are a worst problem here (exept ofcourse I’m missing the dangers of GI… well time to check Wikipedia I guess)…