Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Clean-Tech Exporters

Why export to the EU?

How will CETA benefit Canadian clean-tech exporters?

At a glance:  EU tariff elimination under CETA
 Current TariffTariff upon CETA’s provisional application
Electronic control equipment used in photovoltaic systems and wind turbines2.1%0%
Gas turbines and parts of gas turbinesUp to 4.1%0%
Wind turbine gearboxes3.7%0%
Clay-based soil stabilizersUp to 6.5%0%
UV disinfection and ozone generating equipment for water disinfectionUp to 3.7%0%
Solar heliostats and parts of solar heliostatsUp to 4.7%0%
Inverters3.3%0%
Enzymes for enzymatic CO2 captureUp to 6.3%0%
Industrial mufflers2.7%0%
Surveying and measuring instrumentsUp to 3.7%0%
Machines and appliances for environmental management (e.g. soil reclamation systems, cryogenic liquid CO2 injection systems)1.7%0%

Labour mobility

Government procurement

Regulatory cooperation and conformity assessment

Top 5 Suppliers of Clean-Tech Products to the EU% of Import Market Share
Source: Eurostat (2016)
China26.3%
United States22.5%
Japan8.5%
Switzerland8.5%
South Korea4.1%
Canada (12th)1.4%

Once CETA is provisionally applied, Canadian exporters of clean-tech products and services will enjoy the advantages created from the agreement over competitors based in countries that do not yet have a preferential trade agreement in force with the EU.

Non-CETA related factors to keep in mind when exporting clean-tech products to the EU

For more detail on how CETA benefits your company, contact a Trade Commissioner today.

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