Explore key sectors

Learn about industry-specific business opportunities in key sectors in the European Union.

Aerospace

The EU is the world’s largest importer of aerospace products, and its aerospace industry is the second largest in the world. CETA gives Canadian businesses a competitive advantage in temporary entry, government procurement, regulatory cooperation and conformity assessment.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for aerospace exporters.

Agriculture and agri-food

Almost 94% of EU agriculture tariffs are now duty-free under CETA, giving Canadian exporters a clear advantage in the market.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for agriculture and agri-food exporters.

Automotive

The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of automotive goods. CETA opens the door for Canadian automotive companies by improving market access for engineering, manufacturing and ICT services.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for automotive exporters.

Clean technologies

CETA removes all tariffs on clean tech products. Canadian companies also benefit from improved labour mobility and access to government procurement, along with the ability to test products for EU conformity in Canadian facilities.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for clean-tech exporters.

Fish and seafood

The EU is the world’s largest importer of fish and seafood products. CETA has eliminated tariffs as high as 25% on Canadian fish and seafood.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for fish and seafood exporters.

Forestry and wood products

CETA has cut tariffs as high as 10% on forestry products. This gives Canadian exporters excellent opportunities to increase their EU market share.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for forestry exporters.

Information and communications technologies (ICT)

The EU is the world’s largest importer of telecommunications, computer and information services, a market worth $82 billion. It is also the fourth-largest importer of ICT products.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for ICT exporters.

Infrastructure

The EU’s annual infrastructure outlays are estimated at $400 billion, which is larger than that of the United States and second only to China.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for infrastructure exporters.

Medical devices

The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of medical devices, and its demand for these products has grown steadily over the last decade. CETA has removed all tariffs on Canadian medical devices. This creates unparalleled opportunities for Canadian businesses to gain market share, particularly for innovative, high value-added products.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for medical device exporters.

Metals, mining and minerals

The EU is Canada’s second-largest customer for metals and minerals. CETA has removed tariffs on aluminum, nickel, lead, zinc and other non-ferrous metals and products.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for metal and mineral exporters.

Oil and gas

The EU is the world’s largest importer of oil and gas products. Supplier diversification is one of the EU’s top energy priorities, and Canadian exporters now have an advantage over competitors that don't have preferential access to the EU.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for oil and gas exporters.

Pharmaceuticals

The EU is the world’s second-largest importer of pharmaceutical products, with imports totalling $98 billion. With CETA, Canada’s pharmaceutical sector is now on equal footing with EU competitors.

Read about CETA’s opportunities and benefits for pharmaceutical exporters.

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