Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Infrastructure Exporters

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Why export to the EU?

How does CETA benefit Canadian infrastructure sector exporters?

At a glance:  EU tariff elimination under CETA
Pre-CETA Tarifftablenote *Under CETA
Power generation and distribution equipmentUp to 14%0%
Concrete products (e.g. precast concrete, concrete sheets and tiles, blocks and bricks)6.5%0%
Copper pipes and tubes4.8%0%
Optical fibers, optical fiber bundles and cables2.9%0%
Prefabricated steel buildings2.7%0%


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Rules of origin apply; not an exhaustive list, EU 2016 MFN tariffs

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Labour mobility

Government procurement

Regulatory cooperation and conformity assessment

Top 5 suppliers of architectural, engineering and other technical services to the EU% of Import Market Share
United States22.6%
India6.3 %
South Korea5.3%
Canada (12th)1.4%

Source: Eurostat (2017)

Under CETA, Canadian exporters of infrastructure 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.

Non-CETA related factors to keep in mind when exporting Infrastructure products and services to the EU

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

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