The free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada, known as CETA, will cease to apply if Italy does not ratify the document because of its reservations about the level of protection it offers to the appellations of origin of the transalpine country. “If it is not ratified, the treaty does not apply,” Margaritis Schinas, the main spokesperson for the European Commission, said at a press conference on Monday, when asked by the Italian Minister of Agriculture, Marco Centinaio.

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