In 2008, an EU-Australia partnership framework was adopted, which removes trade barriers but is not a free trade agreement. The EU and Canada meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the agreement. Committees meet regularly. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Canada-Europe Trade Agreement) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.    It was applied on an interim basis and thus eliminated 98% of the existing tariffs between the two parties. The announcement of the CETA was also the first time that people in Canada and Europe could see the official text of the agreement. The agreement was signed without public consultation. We are now told that no change is possible. On 27 April 2009, EU member states adopted a negotiating mandate for the implementation of a new economic free trade agreement between the EU and Canada: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Negotiations were officially launched at the EU-Canada Summit in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 May 2009. The first meeting on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union was held on June 10, 2009. The first round of negotiations took place in Ottawa from October 19 to 23, 2009. On January 18, 2010, Canada and the European Union met in Brussels for the second round of negotiations.
The third round of negotiations took place in Ottawa from April 19 to 23, 2010. The fourth took place in Brussels from 12 to 16 July, the fifth in Ottawa from 18 to 22 October 2010, and the sixth round of negotiations took place in Brussels from 17 to 21 January 2011. The two countries held a seventh round of talks in April 2011, while the eighth round took place on 15 July 2011. The ninth round of negotiations took place in Ottawa from October 17 to 21, 2011. The EU`s analysis of the economic impact of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement shows that it is possible to create new business opportunities for Canadian businesses across the EU. The EU analysed the social, environmental and economic impact of a potential trade agreement with Canada as part of a Sustainable Impact Assessment (OAS) in the consolidated CETA text, a long section on intellectual property rights (IPR) (P.