The EU’s aerospace industry is the second largest in the world, and the EU is the world’s largest importer of aerospace products. Canadian companies benefit from provisions in CETA related to temporary entry, government procurement, regulatory cooperation and conformity assessment – Find out more.
Agriculture and agri-food
CETA opens new agriculture and agri-food market opportunities for Canadian exporters in the EU. With almost 94 percent of EU agriculture tariffs duty free under CETA, Canadian exporters now have an advantage over competitors in countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the EU – Find out more.
The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of automotive goods, after the US and China. However, Canada has less than one percent of that business. Canadian companies providing services related to engineering, manufacturing, and information and communications technology now benefit from improved market access through CETA’s trade in services provisions – Find out more.
CETA removes all tariffs on clean-tech products. Canadian companies can also benefit from improved labour mobility provisions, expanded access to EU government procurement opportunities, and the eligibility to test products for European conformity in Canadian facilities – Find out more.
Fish and seafood
With CETA, Canada stands to increase sales for exports of fish and seafood, especially after tariffs as high as 25% are eliminated. The EU is the world’s largest importer of fish and seafood products, so Canadian companies now have an opportunity to increase their EU market share considerably – Find out more.
Forestry and wood products
After tariffs as high as 10% are cut, exporters of Canadian forestry products now have an opportunity to increase their EU market share – Find out more.
Information and communications technologies
CETA can result in gains for our information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The EU is the world’s largest importer of telecommunications, computer, and information services at $82 billion, and is the fourth-largest importer of ICT products – Find out more.
CETA paves the way for greater opportunities for Canadian infrastructure exports. The EU’s annual infrastructure outlays are estimated at $400 billion, larger than that of the United States and second only to China. What's more, the EU has earmarked hundreds of billions of Euros for transportation, energy, and broadband projects taking place by 2020 – Find out more.
The EU is the second-largest importer of medical devices in the world and its demand for these products has grown steadily over the last decade. With CETA now removing all tariffs on Canadian medical devices, our industry stands to gain market share, particularly in the area of innovative, high-value-added products – Find out more.
Metals, mining and minerals
The EU is our second-largest customer for metals and minerals. CETA has removed tariffs on aluminum, nickel, lead and zinc and other non-ferrous metals and products – Find out more.
Oil and Gas
The EU is the world’s largest importer of oil and gas products. Supplier diversification is one of the EU’s top energy priorities and Canadian exporters now have an advantage over competitors that don't have preferential access to the EU – Find out more.
The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of pharmaceutical products, with imports totalling $98 billion. With CETA, Canada's pharmaceutical sector is now on equal footing with their EU competitors and get better treatment than most of their non-EU competitors – Find out more.