The Canadian PressMay 9, 2013 14:00
OTTAWA - A high-ranking European official says only agricultural issues stand in the way of a Canada-European Union trade deal.
Matthias Brinkmann, EU's ambassador to Canada, says most other issues are ready or close to ready for signing, but the two sides are still apart on agriculture.
He says the EU is ready to agree to allow 40,000 tonnes and more of beef imports, the minimum Canadian producers said would be required.
But he says Canada is insisting on more, without giving a specific figure.