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Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

The European Union (EU) is one of the largest economies in the world and Canada’s second-largest trading partner. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) presents Canadian businesses with preferential access to and excellent opportunities for growth in the EU. September 21, 2023 marked the sixth anniversary of CETA’s provisional application. The Agreement will come into full effect when all EU Member States have completed the ratification process. Until then provisional application of CETA will continue and remain accessible to Canadian and EU business alike.

Learn about CETA and what it can do for your business.


Doing business in the European Union

Find out how CETA can set your business up for success with a competitive advantage in one of the largest economies in the world.

About CETA

Learn more about this comprehensive free trade agreement, including information on how it helps Canadian businesses, trade statistics, key milestones and chapter summaries.

Investing in Canada

Discover the benefits that make Canada so attractive to investors from the EU, including investor protection, reduced tariffs and increased market access.

Learn about CETA successes

Read about how CETA has helped Canadian businesses like yours compete and grow in EU markets.

Find events

Access information on Canada’s trade missions and other international trade events for Canadian businesses.

Contact us

The Trade Commissioner Service can connect you with the right resources, provide help, and answer your questions about CETA.


Need help exporting?

Create your MyTCS account today! Get EU market insights, events and more, tailored to your business needs.

Our funding programs

Canadian trade commissioners provide expert advice and key contacts for exporters, partners and investors.

Additional resources for companies

Assistance from federal, provincial and territorial governments and agencies, and crown corporations is available to help your company succeed.

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