1. The Parties shall approve this Agreement in accordance with their respective internal
requirements and procedures.
2. This Agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following
the date the Parties exchange written notifications certifying that they have
completed their respective internal requirements and procedures or on such other
date as the Parties may agree.
(a) The Parties may provisionally apply this Agreement from the first day of the
month following the date on which the Parties have notified each other that
their respective internal requirements and procedures necessary for the
provisional application of this Agreement have been completed or on such
other date as the Parties may agree.
(b) If a Party intends not to provisionally apply a provision of this Agreement, it
shall first notify the other Party of the provisions that it will not provisionally
apply and shall offer to enter into consultations promptly. Within 30 days of
the notification, the other Party may either object, in which case this
Agreement shall not be provisionally applied, or provide its own notification of
equivalent provisions of this Agreement, if any, that it does not intend to
provisionally apply. If within 30 days of the second notification, an objection is
made by the other Party, this Agreement shall not be provisionally applied.
The provisions that are not subject to a notification by a Party shall be
provisionally applied by that Party from the first day of the month following
the later notification, or on such other date as the Parties may agree, provided
the Parties have exchanged notifications under sub-paragraph(a).
(c) A Party may terminate the provisional application of this Agreement by written
notice to the other Party. Such termination shall take effect on the first day of
the second month following that notification.
(d) If this Agreement, or certain provisions of this Agreement, is provisionally
applied, the Parties shall understand the term “entry into force of this
Agreement” as meaning the date of provisional application. The CETA Joint
Committee and other bodies established under this Agreement may exercise
their functions during the provisional application of this Agreement. Any
decisions adopted in the exercise of their functions will cease to be effective if
the provisional application of this Agreement is terminated under subparagraph
4. Canada shall submit notifications under this Article to the General Secretariat of the
Council of the European Union or its successor. The European Union shall submit
notifications under this Article to Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade
and Development or its successor.