All 28 EU member states have approved the final text of CETA for signature, with Belgium being the latest country to agree. [7] Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, travelled to Brussels on October 30, 2016 to sign on behalf of Canada. [8] The European Parliament approved the agreement on 15 February 2017. [9] The agreement must be ratified by the EU and national legislators. [5] [10] It could only enter into force if the Court of Justice of the European Communities did not give a negative opinion on the dispute settlement procedure following a request for an opinion from Belgium. [11] In its opinion, the Court of Justice of the European Communities found that the dispute settlement mechanism was compatible with EU law. [12] Pending its formal entry into force, key parts will be applied provisionally as of September 21, 2017. [1] Ceta eliminates most tariffs (i.e. import taxes) on goods traded between the EU and Canada. Customs duties on poultry, meat and eggs are maintained. . . .