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Nova Scotia

Creating economic opportunities for Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia stands to benefit significantly from preferential access to the EU market. The EU is already Nova Scotia’s second-largest export destination and second-largest trading partner. Once in force, CETA will eliminate tariffs on almost all of Nova Scotia’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 Nova Scotia exporters with a competitive advantage over exporters from other countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the EU.

Merchandise exports from Nova Scotia to the EU (2011-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars470.6377.4439.6432.2523.6
Principal merchandise exports from Nova Scotia to the EU, by sector (annual average, 2013-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Fishing and fish productsAgriculture and agri-foodAdvanced manufacturingMetals and mineral productsOther (including chemicals and plastics, forest products, information and communications technologies)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars190.066.565.743.952.1

Eliminating tariffs on exports

Opening new markets for service suppliers

Improving certainty for investments

Securing access to EU procurement opportunities

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