The Canada Europe Roundtable for Business is dedicated to creating business opportunities between Canada and the European Union. Founded in 1999, CERT develops company-member interests by contributing recommendations on trade and investment to government officials and hosting thematic, high-level meetings focused on developing strategic relationships between company executives and with government officials.

CERT is a strong advocate for comprehensive bilateral free trade and investment and has organized the support of more than 100 Chief Executives for a greater level of ambition for bilateral commercial liberalization. The result included a Declaration in support of a Canada-EU Trade and Investment Agreement that was submitted to heads of government in late 2008. At the EU-Summit Summit on May 6, 2009 in Prague, the leaders of the European Union and Canada announced the launch of negotiations towards a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA). 

On February 29th the Government of Canada and the European Commission announced that they had formally concluded the CETA treaty. Following translation and legal review, the CETA was formally signed at a EU Canada Leaders Summit in Brussels on October 30th. The agreement in now scheduled for ratification in the Canadian and European Parliaments in February 2017.

To read the consolidated version of all chapters, annexes and declarations for CETA click here.

The Energy Roundtable, a CERT initiative, organizes a series of conferences to increase European investment in Canadian energy markets. The events facilitate strategic discussion and networking amongst company representatives with investments in the two territories. In 2016 The Energy Roundtable will host events in Calgary, Toronto and London. For further information, consult