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COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE AGREEMENT Will Canada-EU trade talks be  cowed by dairy farmers? Negotiation of major treaty between Canada, EU could be  bogged down by tiff over selling butter and cheese across  Atlantic DOUG SAUNDERS E-mail Doug Saunders   Read Bio   Latest Columns October 19, 2009 LONDON -- As 200 officials from Europe and Canada gather in an Ottawa  meeting room today to begin the most comprehensive trade talks in Canadian  history, there is great fear on both sides that the whole thing could become  bogged down over the price of butter. Negotiators will hold the first of five planned rounds of intensive talks this week to  negotiate the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, a major trans- Atlantic treaty between Canada and the 27-nation bloc that would extend far  beyond free trade and investment into the integration of manufacturing standards,  government contracting, food standards and possibly labour mobility. Officials hope to have all bargaining positions on the table by the end of this year  and the CETA deal fully negotiated within two years, with a major push at next 
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course ECON 101/102 taught by Professor Gateman&neary during the Spring '09 term at UBC.

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