Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Medical Device Exporters

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Why export to the EU?

How does CETA benefit Canadian medical device exporters?

At a glance:  EU tariff elimination under CETA
Pre-CETA Tariff tablenote *Under CETA
X-ray generators2.1%0%
X-ray tubes2.1%0%
Thermometers and pyrometers3.2%0%
Glasses for corrective spectacles3.0%0%
Frames and mountings for spectacles2.9%0%
Contact lenses2.9%0%
Dental floss4.0%0%
Surgical & medical gloves2.0%0%
Gauze5.8% - 8.0%0%


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Compared to EU 2016 MFN tariffs

Return to tablenote * referrer

Rules of origin and customs procedures

Labour mobility

Government procurement

Non-CETA related factors to keep in mind when exporting medical devices to the EU

Canada’s Top Medical Device Competitors in the EU% of Import Market Share
United States    38.8%
Canada (13th)1.2%

Source: Eurostat (2018)

Under CETA, Canadian exporters of medical devices 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.

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

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