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IFAT hosted a public lecture on the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada

On 3 September the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a public lecture of Muhammad Mohiuddin, PhD on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada (CETA) that entered into force provisionally in September 2017.

The public lecture focused on the business opportunities created by the agreement regarding Canada and the Visegrad countries.

Muhammad Mohiuddin, PhD pointed out the similarities of the economic structure of CEE countries and Canada, emphasizing the risks of export dependency on a few markets. As for CETA he underlined that in terms of trade of services the agreement is the most far reaching in its category signed by the EU so far. He is convinced that CETA will support small and medium sized enterprises in the V4 countries to increase exports to Canada.