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How to do business in the EU

Exporting to the European Union (EU) or thinking about it? Learn how to make the most of opportunities available through the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and get access to resources that will smooth your path to this lucrative market.

Business opportunities in the EU

The EU is a large, dynamic market of 450 million consumers, that offers tremendous opportunities for Canadian businesses in a wide range of sectors.

Useful EU facts:

How to use CETA to your advantage

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is one of Canada’s most ambitious trade initiatives. The agreement has reduced and eliminated tariffs and set new standards in investment, government procurement, labour, and the environment.

Here are the top ways you can use CETA to your advantage:

Learn about the benefits for businesses under CETA.

Prepare for the EU market

Are you export ready?

Take our quiz to see if your company is ready to start exporting to the EU.

Exporting to the EU – A guide for Canadian businesses

Read our guide on doing business in the EU, which includes market information and FAQ.

Exporting services to the European Union

Gain practical knowledge about exporting your services to the EU.

European Union government procurement guide for Canadian business

Read how to bid on opportunities in the $3.3-trillion EU government procurement market.

Get EU market support

Funding and support programs

Apply for financing, learn about funding programs and discover services to support your EU expansion plans.

Find a trade commissioner

Get expert advice and key contacts from trade commissioners located in over 160 cities worldwide.

Country and sector information

Research your EU target markets. Access up-to-date reports on markets and sectors worldwide.

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