Statement by David Turnbull, President & CEO, Canadian Courier &
Logistics Association (CCLA) on the Agreement in Principal Reached
Between Canada and the EU on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Courier & Logistics
Association applauds the Canada - European Union agreement in principal
on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
We believe it will result in significantly strengthening Canada's
economic growth opportunities. When ratified, the agreement will give
Canadian companies preferential access to the EUs 28 states and a
market of more than 500 million consumers and to its annual $17
trillion in economic activity.
CCLA congratulates the Canadian government on this historic agreement.
It will diversify our markets for Canadian goods and expanded
employment opportunities for thousands of Canadians. Elimination of
tariffs and reducing red tape with the world's largest single market
will create favorable business conditions. It should also result in
greater choices for consumers.
CETA will be Europe's first comprehensive trade agreement with a western
developed nation. This provides Canadian companies with a significant
first mover advantage over other countries.
The Canadian Courier & Logistics Association (CCLA) is the trade
association representing time sensitive delivery service companies of
all types and sizes across Canada by providing professional, informed
and proactive representation and information on common issues. Our
members include: large firms with global logistics delivery networks,
overnight trans-border integration firms, mid size local and regional
delivery firms with strong area distribution networks and smaller local
firms such as same day and messenger companies maintaining an extensive
stake in the time sensitive shipping business.