10/18/2013 08:06 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 18:58 EST

Canada and Europe sign historic trade deal

Canada and the EU have signed a tentative deal to open up markets and drop nearly all import taxes on everything from food to cars. 

Under the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and NAFTA, Canada will have preferential access to more than half of the world’s economy.

"This is a big deal, this is the biggest deal our country has ever made," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in Brussels on Friday after signing the agreement. "This is a historic win for Canada."

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