Today marks the fourth anniversary of the provisional implementation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Compared with 2016 – the last full year before CETA entered into force – total trade flows between the EU and Canada witnessed an increase of 15.3% for goods in 2020 despite the pandemic. Similarly, trade in agricultural goods increased 34.7% in 2020 compared to 2016. These positive trends highlight the importance of CETA as a bedrock of our relationship with Canada.
Together with the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala, the European Union Delegation to Uganda hosted a public debate on the occasion to mark International Day of Democracy and discussed how strengthened democracy can produce better economic outcomes for Uganda.