CETA free trade agreement is ‘win-win’ deal for both sides, French PM says

The CETA free-trade agreement between the European Union and Canada is a ‘win-win deal’ for both sides and it has so far been particularly advantageous for French farmers, French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said during an official visit to Ottawa, according to Reuters

“CETA is a win-win deal,” Attal said on Thursday at a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, adding that the deal – struck on the EU level – still applied despite continued political disagreement in France. 

The deal suffered a setback last month when a large majority of French senators voted against the ratification of the free trade in a closely watched ballot after farmers slammed liberal trade policies in weeks of protests.