"The National Rally would not sign free trade treaties with the whole world, like with Canada. These treaties put our agricultural workers at a situation with unfair competition. We defend short channels [of distribution]," Bardella told the France Info broadcaster, according to RN.
The deal will fully enter into force after national parliaments of all EU member states ratify it. The process may take significant time and meet with obstacles stemming from domestic political issues.
In July, the deal was threatened by Rome's potential refusal to ratify. Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said the deal would be rejected by the Italian parliament.