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Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Forestry Sector

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Why export to the EU?

How does CETA benefit Canadian forestry exporters?

At a glance:  EU tariff elimination under CETA
ProductPre-CETA Tariff tablenote *Under CETA
Components of wooden seats2.7%0%
Maple wood2.5%0%
Plywood7 to 10%0%
Ash wood2.5%0%
Oriented strand board7%0%


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Compared to EU 2016 MFN tariffs

Return to tablenote * referrer

Bilateral Dialogue on Forest Products

Sanitary and phytosanitary measures joint management committee

Opportunities in government procurement

Top 5 Suppliers of Forest Products to the EU% of Import Market Share
United States16.8%
Canada (9th)3.1%

Source: Eurostat (2016)

Under CETA, Canadian exporters of forest products and services can now 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.

Benefits for Canadian service exporters in the forestry sector

Temporary entry

CETA provisions make it easier for short-term   business visitors, intra-company transferees, investors, contract service suppliers, and independent professionals to conduct business in the EU.

Trade in services

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

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