Transatlantic Cooperation in Space: Eu-Canada Free Trade Agreement

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Luise Weber-Steinhaus

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National governments are keenly aware of the need for investment in space. Canada, as a formal cooperating state in the European Space Agency (ESA), and Germany, as a leading member state of ESA, are interlinked in Europe’s space endeavours. Beyond ESA, Germany and Canada additionally have a strong history of bilateral cooperation on a range of space projects. This paper discusses the novel interdependencies between clear national and now supranational space policies, using the examples of the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The agreement covers most aspects of the EU-Canada bilateral economic relationship and includes space. The paper focuses on international space policies, strategic bilateral co-operation, and technical accomplishments. It takes a closer look at German-Canadian collaboration in space programs and offers some reflection on the effect of both the EU and ESA’S transatlantic involvement in space.

 

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Glossary

CCMEO - Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

CETA - Canada-European Union (EU)

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CSA - Canadian Space Agency

CSP - Canadian Space Program

DLR - German Aerospace Center

EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency

EEA - European Economic Area

ESA - European Space Agency

ESP - European Space Policy

EU - European Union

FTA - Free Trade Agreement

IAC - International Astronautical Conference

IRB - Industrial and Regional Benefits

ISDS - Investor-State-Dispute Settlement Clauses

ITAR - International Traffic in Arms Regulations

NAFTA - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NGO - Non Governmental Organization

OST - Outer Space Treaty

UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

UNOOSA - United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

TBT - Technical Barriers to Trade

TEFU - Treaty on the functioning of the European Union

TTIP - EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

WTO - World Trade Organization

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