March 11, 2013 - Boston - Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway, attends the International Boston Seafood Show, North America’s largest fish and seafood trade show.
Mr. Keddy met with Canadian stakeholders and highlighted the benefits a Canada-EU trade agreement would bring to Canada’s fish and seafood industry.
Canada’s fish and seafood exports to the EU were worth $404 million in 2012. These exports currently face average EU tariffs of 11 percent, with peaks up to 25 percent. Once implemented, a Canada-EU trade deal would immediately eliminate EU tariffs on most fish and seafood products.
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