Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Metal and Mineral Exporters

Why export to the EU?

How will CETA benefit Canadian mining exporters?

At a glance: EU tariff elimination under CETA
 Current tariffTariff upon CETA’s provisional application
Aluminum and aluminum productsup to 10%0%
Nickel and nickel productsup to 3.3%0%
Copper and copper productsup to 5.2%0%
Lead and lead productsup to 5.0%0%
Zinc and zinc productsup to 5.0%0%
Other non-ferrous metals (including tungsten, tin, titanium, zirconium, cobalt)up to 9.0%0%
Other mineral products (including sulfur, magnesia, lime)up to 3.0%0%

Temporary entry

Trade in services

Rules of origin and customs procedures

Top 5 Suppliers of Metals and Minerals to the EU% of Import Market Share
Source: Eurostat (2016)
Switzerland17.8%
Russia9.6%
United States8.9%
South Africa7.6%
Canada (5th)7.3%

Once CETA is provisionally applied, Canadian exporters of metals and minerals and mining 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.

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

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