From the Economist:
[CETA] also takes a crack at liberalising cross-border ... trade in services in ways that previous trade negotiations have rarely attempted.
The aim is to begin lowering barriers to trade in services just as past agreements removed obstacles to trade in goods: a worthy goal, since services generate about 70% of rich-world GDP.
But if CETA can work, it will be harder for protectionists to claim that services cannot be liberalised.
I'm puzzled by this. Does the CETA really go further on services trade than other agreements have? Or is this a case of the media not understanding how trade agreements work? Trade in services rules are not exactly new at this point, and plenty of service sectors have already been liberalized.