Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Metal and Mineral Exporters

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Why export to the EU?

How does CETA benefit Canadian mining exporters?

At a glance: EU tariff elimination under CETA
Pre-CETA tariff tablenote *Under CETA
Aluminum and aluminum productsup to 10%0%
Nickel and nickel productsup to 3.3%0%
Copper and copper productsup to 5.2%0%
Lead and lead productsup to 5.0%0%
Zinc and zinc productsup to 5.0%0%
Other non-ferrous metals (including tungsten, tin, titanium, zirconium, cobalt)up to 9.0%0%
Other mineral products (including sulfur, magnesia, lime)up to 3.0%0%


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EU 2016 MFN tariffs

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Temporary entry

Trade in services

Rules of origin and customs procedures

Top 5 Suppliers of Metals and Minerals to the EU% of Import Market Share
United States10.9%
Canada (5th)6.3%

Source: Eurostat (2018)

Under CETA, Canadian exporters of metals and minerals and mining 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.

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

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