3. Information on CETA and the text of the agreement is available on the Global Affairs Canada website. As the leading provider of express delivery and air cargo services between Canada and the rest of the world, FedEx welcomes trade agreements that open markets and facilitate trade such as CETA. We look forward to helping you take advantage of this important new agreement and expand your transatlantic activities. With regard to export to the European Union, we offer 1-3-day shipping services with detailed door-to-door deliveries from Canada to the EU. The agreement could only enter into force after the ECJ had issued its opinion, nor when the European Court of Justice found that CETA was incompatible with EU law.  On 30 April 2019, the European Court of Justice concluded that the CETA dispute settlement system was compatible with EU law.  1. The purpose of this customs release is to inform you that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union (CETA) will be implemented on September 21, 2017. With the exception of some agricultural products, CETA essentially eliminates tariffs on all imports from one EU country or another CETA beneficiary, either immediately after the implementation of the agreement or through a withdrawal of tariffs. The Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria had stated that they would not approve the agreement, which will, in effect, pass to the entire agreement until the visa requirement is lifted for their citizens entering Canada.
 All other EU countries have already been visa-exempt in Canada. The visa requirement for the Czech Republic was lifted on 14 November 2013.   Following Canada`s written commitment to cancel the visa requirement for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals visiting Canada for business and tourism by the end of 2017, Canada repealed the visa requirement for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens on December 1, 2017.   Proponents of CETA point out that the agreement will boost trade between the EU and Canada, thereby creating new jobs, facilitating trade activities by removing tariffs, physical controls and other levies, facilitating mutual recognition of diplomas and resolving investment disputes by creating a new court system.   Opponents argue that CETA would weaken the rights of European consumers, including high European food safety standards and criticise it as a blessing for large corporations and multinationals, while risking net losses, unemployment and environmental damage that affect citizens.   The agreement also includes a controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, which never lets critics sue national governments for billions of dollars if they believe government policy has had a negative effect on their business.  A February 2017 survey by the Angus Reid Institute found that 55 per cent of Canadians support CETA, while only 10 per cent oppose IT.