Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Forestry Sector

Why export to the EU?

How will CETA benefit Canadian forestry exporters?

At a glance:  EU tariff elimination under CETA
ProductCurrent TariffTariff upon CETA’s 
provisional application
Components of wooden seats2.7%0%
Fiberboard7%0%
Maple wood2.5%0%
Plywood7 to 10%0%
Ash wood2.5%0%
Oriented strand board7%0%

Bilateral Dialogue on Forest Products

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures joint management committee

Opportunities in government procurement

Top 5 Suppliers of Forest Products to the EU% of Import Market Share
Source: Eurostat (2016)
China24.8%
United States13.4%
Brazil8.3%
Russia7.1%
Switzerland4.5%
Canada (11th)2.3%

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

Benefits for Canadian service exporters in the forestry sector

Temporary entry

CETA provisions will make it easier for short-term business visitors, intra-company transferees, investors, contract service suppliers, and independent professionals to conduct business in the EU.

Trade in services

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

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