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New Brunswick

Creating economic opportunities for New Brunswick

New Brunswick stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already New Brunswick’s second-largest export destination and third-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of New Brunswick’s exports and provide access to new market opportunities in the EU. Exporters will also benefit from improved conditions for export. For example, CETA includes provisions that ease regulatory barriers, reinforce intellectual property rights and ensure more transparent rules for market access. CETA will provide New Brunswick exporters with a competitive advantage over exporters from other countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the EU.

Merchandise exports from New Brunswick to the EU (2011-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars986.2748.4305.7183.8187.4
Principal merchandise exports from New Brunswick to the EU, by sector (annual average, 2013-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Fishing and fish productsForest productsMetals and mineral productsOther (including agriculture and agri-food, chemicals and plastics, information and communications technologies, advanced manufacturing)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars45.735.283.719.7

Eliminating tariffs on exports

Opening new markets for service suppliers

Improving certainty for investments

Securing access to EU procurement opportunities

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