VDMA: The Bundestag now also has to ratify CETA quickly

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The French Parliament has ratified the CETA agreement. Now the Bundestag is called upon to follow suit quickly.

France has ratified the European-Canadian CETA agreement. Ulrich Ackermann, head of the VDMA foreign trade department, comments:

"With the approval of CETA, France has set an important trade signal. Germany has so far waited in vain for ratification of CETA. This is all the more incomprehensible as the German government sees itself as a European champion against the growing protectionism that is currently afflicting the German export industry. The federal government and parliament must therefore make up for what they have missed - not least for reasons of credibility."