CETA – achieving 2012 close is a big ask

This Reuters line, picked up by Yahoo News, demonstrates that the view you will get on the progress of CETA to its planned conclusion by the end of this year very much depends on who you talk to.

The official line is still that a 2012 close is anticipated. Groups opposing the deal, however, are ready to pick up on comments such as those reported in this piece – such as the observation that talks on key patent issues have not even begun yet – to suggest that there are major obstacles still to be overcome.


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