1. The Parties hereby establish the CETA Joint Committee comprising representatives of the European Union and representatives of Canada. The CETA Joint Committee shall be co-chaired by the Minister for International Trade of Canada and the Member of the European Commission responsible for Trade, or their respective designees.
2. The CETA Joint Committee shall meet once a year or at the request of a Party. The CETA Joint Committee shall agree on its meeting schedule and its agenda.
3. The CETA Joint Committee is responsible for all questions concerning trade and investment between the Parties and the implementation and application of this Agreement. A Party may refer to the CETA Joint Committee any issue relating to the implementation and interpretation of this Agreement, or any other issue concerning trade and investment between the Parties.
4. The CETA Joint Committee shall:
(a) supervise and facilitate the implementation and application of this Agreement and further its general aims;
(b) supervise the work of all specialised committees and other bodies established under this Agreement;
(c) without prejudice to Chapters Eight (Investment), Twenty-Two (Trade and Sustainable Development), Twenty-Three (Trade and Labour), Twenty-Four (Trade and Environment), and Twenty-Nine (Dispute Settlement), seek appropriate ways and methods of preventing problems that might arise in areas covered by this Agreement, or of resolving disputes that may arise regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement;
(d) adopt its own rules of procedure;
(e) make decisions as set out in Article 26.3; and
(f) consider any matter of interest relating to an area covered by this Agreement.
5. The CETA Joint Committee may:
(a) delegate responsibilities to the specialised committees established pursuant to Article 26.2;
(b) communicate with all interested parties including private sector and civil society organisations;
(c) consider or agree on amendments as provided in this Agreement;
(d) study the development of trade between the Parties and consider ways to further enhance trade relations between the Parties;
(e) adopt interpretations of the provisions of this Agreement, which shall be binding on tribunals established under Section F of Chapter Eight (Resolution of investment disputes between investors and states) and Chapter Twenty-Nine (Dispute Settlement);
(f) make recommendations suitable for promoting the expansion of trade and investment as envisaged in this Agreement;
(g) change or undertake the tasks assigned to specialised committees established pursuant to Article 26.2 or dissolve any of these specialised committees;
(h) establish specialised committees and bilateral dialogues in order to assist it in the performance of its tasks; and
(i) take such other action in the exercise of its functions as decided by the Parties.