Benefits for provinces and territories

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Across Canada, workers and businesses from a wide range of sectors will benefit from increased access to the EU’s lucrative market—the largest in the world. This enhanced access will give a competitive edge to Canadians in all 13 provinces and territories.

CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Canada’s key exports when it comes into force. Exporters will also benefit from other CETA provisions that will ease regulatory barriers, reinforce intellectual property rights, and ensure more transparent rules for market access.

Alberta

Alberta stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Alberta’s fourth-largest export destination and third-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Alberta’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

British Columbia

British Columbia stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already British Columbia’s fifth-largest export destination and fourth-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of British Columbia’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Manitoba

Manitoba stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Manitoba’s third-largest export destination and third-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Manitoba’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

New Brunswick

New Brunswick stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already New Brunswick’s second-largest export destination and third-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of New Brunswick’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Newfoundland and Labrador’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Newfoundland and Labrador’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories stand to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already the Northwest Territories largest export destination and trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of the Northwest Territories’ exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Nova Scotia’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Nova Scotia’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Nunavut

Nunavut stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Nunavut’s largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Nunavut’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Ontario

Ontario stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Ontario’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Ontario’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Prince Edward Island’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Prince Edward Island’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Quebec

Quebec stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Quebec’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Quebec’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Saskatchewan’s fourth-largest export destination and fourth-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Saskatchewan’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

Yukon

Yukon stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Yukon’s seventh-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Yukon’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export.

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