CETA is already creating new opportunities across Canada and Italy, opening new markets for our exporters, and building closer ties between our economies. Canada and Italy have signed several bilateral agreements, such as a Convention on the Prevention of Double Taxation of Taxes on Income and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion (1977) and a Convention on Social Security (1977).  In 1981, the two states signed an extradition treaty and in 1984, the two states signed a cultural cooperation agreement.  There are direct flights between the two countries with the following airlines: Air Canada, Air Transat and Alitalia. . . .