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Creating economic opportunities for 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. For example, CETA includes provisions that ease regulatory barriers, reinforce intellectual property rights and ensure more transparent rules for market access. CETA will provide Alberta exporters with a competitive advantage over exporters from other countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the EU.

Merchandise exports from Alberta to the EU (2011-2015)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars1624.01377.81253.31484.91363.3
Principal merchandise exports from Alberta to the EU, by sector (annual average, 2013-2015)
Agriculture and agri-foodAdvanced manufacturingMetals and mineral productsOther (including chemicals and plastics, fishing and fish products, forest products, information and communications technologies)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars309.5244.0532.5111.3

Eliminating tariffs on exports

Opening new markets for service suppliers

Improving certainty for investments

Securing access to EU procurement opportunities

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