“We are bigger and closer than Canada, and we are making a hell of a lot more trade [with the EU],” said Anand Menon, director of the U.K. think tank in a changing Europe. “As far as the EU is concerned, we are much more of a potential threat to the EU for competition.” The eu-Canada Sustainability Impact Assessment (EID), a three-part study commissioned by the European Commission to independent experts and completed in September 2011, provided an overall forecast of the impact of CETA.    It foresees a number of macroeconomic and sectoral impacts, indicating that in the long run the EU could see real GDP growth of 0.02 to 0.03% as a result of CETA, while it could increase from 0.18 to 0.36% in Canada; The “Investments” section of the report suggests that these figures could be higher when investment increases are taken into account. At the sectoral level, the study predicts that the strongest growth in production and trade will be driven by the liberalization of services and the removal of tariffs on sensitive agricultural products; it also proposes that CETA could have a positive social impact if it contains provisions on the ILO`s core labour standards and the Decent Work Agenda. The study describes a large number of effects in various “cross-cutting” components of CETA: it opposes the controversial NAFTA-style provisions of ISDS; provides for potentially unbalanced benefits of a chapter on public procurement (GP); assuming that CETA will lead to upward harmonization of intellectual property rules, including changes to Canada`s intellectual property laws; and foresees effects on competition policy and several other areas. In a speech in London on Monday, the Prime Minister is expected to set out his demands for upcoming negotiations with Brussels and confirm that he wants to reflect the free trade agreement with Canada, according to the Times. It is not clear what a free trade agreement on the Canadian model between the UK and the EU would do with the Withdrawal Agreement (AV) and the Northern Ireland Protocol (PIN), which will automatically come into force at the end of the transition period. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) (Canada-Europe Trade Agreement) is a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.    It was applied on an interim basis and thus eliminated 98% of the existing tariffs between the two parties.