The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.    It was provisionally applied thus eliminating 98% of the duties already in force between the two parties. • Customs Tariff 2017 Q2017-5 Date of entry into force: 21.09.2017 (CETA) The Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria had declared that they would not approve the agreement, which would effectively cancel the entire agreement until the visa requirement for their citizens entering Canada is lifted.  All other EU countries already had visa-free travel to Canada. The visa requirement for the Czech Republic was lifted on 14 November 2013.    On December 1, 2017, Canada lifted the visa requirement for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals visiting business and tourism services in Canada by the end of 2017.   CETA is Canada`s largest bilateral initiative since NAFTA. It was launched following a joint study entitled “Assessing the Costs and Benefits of a Closer EU-Canada Economic Partnership”, published in October 2008. . . .