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CETA explained

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a bilateral agreement between Canada and the EU. The agreement covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers.  

Why CETA matters

CETA represents the best in international trade agreements. CETA sets new standards for trade in goods and services, non-tariff barriers, investment, government procurement, and other areas like labour and the environment. 

The EU is one of the largest economies in the world and Canada’s second-largest trading partner after the United States. It is also the world’s second-largest importing market for goods. The EU’s annual imports alone are worth more than Canada’s GDP. By opening new markets in the EU to Canadian exporters, CETA gives us a competitive advantage in the global market, which benefits all Canadians. 

CETA is helping to create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market.  

What CETA covers

CETA covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers: 

What it means for Canadian businesses

Here’s how CETA helps businesses across Canada:

Learn more about CETA benefits for Canadian businesses.

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