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Opportunities and Benefits of CETA for Canada’s Automotive Exporters

How does CETA benefit Canadian automotive sector exporters?

At a glance: EU tariff elimination under CETA
ProductPre-CETA tariffUnder CETA
Auto partsup to 4.5%0%
Road tractors for semi-trailersup to 16%0%
Other road tractorsup to 7%0%
Fire-fighting vehiclesup to 3.7%0%
Tanksup to 1.7%0%
Chassisup to 19%0%
At a glance: EU tariff elimination under CETA
 Pre-CETA tariffPhase out periodEU tariff after phase out period
Light motor vehicles for the transport of goodsup to 22%3 years0%
Motor vehicles for > 10 personsup to 16%5 years0%
Motor vehicles for the transport of passengersup to 10%7 years0%

Rules of origin

Labour mobility

Government procurement

Non-CETA related factors to keep in mind when exporting automotive products to the EU

Under CETA, Canadian exporters of automotive products and services can now enjoy the advantages created by 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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