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One Step Closer to CETA Implementation – The CETA Bill Receives Royal Assent

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Bill C-30 Passes in the Canadian Senate on May 11 and Receives Royal Assent on May 17 2017-05-17

Yesterday (May 16, 2017), Milgram reported that the Canadian Senate completed the third Reading of Bill C-30, passing the Bill with no amendments.
See Milgram News Article – Dated May 16.
Today (May 17, 2017) our industry was notified by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) that Bill C-30, the bill to implement CETA, received Royal Assent earlier today.
The agreement provides for entering into force one month after the bill has passed, but an implementation date has not been confirmed. The CSCB has made inquiries regarding the date of provisional implementation (for goods and services only) and will advise as soon as a response is received.

Source: CSCB

As we mentioned in yesterday’s article, following Royal Assent, Canada will proceed with the process of modifying its regulations to implement CETA at the federal level. Milgram will be closely monitoring Part I and Part II of the Canada Gazette for any regulatory changes.
Once the foregoing steps are completed, Canada will be in a position to exchange notices with the European Union under Article 30.7 (Final provisions – Entry into force and provisional application) of CETA.
While it is technically possible for the provisional application of CETA to commence as early as the month of June, a start date in July seems more likely, providing additional lead time for completion of the required steps.
For additional information on CETA, please see Milgram’s April 24 – CETA Update.


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