– What does CETA mean for Trade ? –

Time: Tuesday, 29th November 2016 from 8:30 to 11:00 o’clock

Venue: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Press Hall

Kanavakatu 3c, 00160 Helsinki


Dear Madam/Sir,

CETA will create jobs and growth by boosting trade and strengthening economic relations. It will make business with Canada easier, remove customs duties, substantially improve access to public contracts, open up new sectors of the Canadian services market, offer predictable conditions for investors, and protect Geographical Indications. Companies in several sectors will also benefit from the gains derived from the elimination of double testing, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Embassy of Canada and the Finnish-Canadian Business Club

have a great pleasure of inviting you to attend the CETA Business Seminar on Tuesday 29th November 2016
starting at 8:30.

Preliminary program

08:30–09:00                                  Registration and coffee (Please allow time for security check – NB! Doors close, attendees to be seated by 08:55)

09:00–09:10                                  Opening remarks

09:10-10:00                                   Implications of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and

the European Union (CETA). Two presentations (tbc).

10:00–11:00                                  Panel discussion on what CETA means to the business community:

Moderated by: Dr. Risto E.J. Penttilä, CEO, Finland Chamber of Commerce

10:40-11:00                                   Questions and answers on CETA

11:00-11.30                                    Possibility for bilateral contacts with CETA experts (also in Finnish)


The seminar will be held in English

Moderator of the Seminar: Mr. Francis Uy Sr. Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada

Detailed program will be sent closer to the date.


Registration: Please register via this Link by Friday 25th November 2016: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/CETA_BUSINESS_SEMINAR_1607