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Northwest Territories

Creating economic opportunities for the Northwest Territories

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

Merchandise exports from the Northwest Territories to the EU (2011-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars1,838.61,582.01,286.41,588.71,239.3
Principal merchandise exports from the Northwest Territories to the EU, by sector (annual average, 2013-2015) (value in millions of Canadian dollars)
Metals and mineral productsOther (including agriculture and agri-food, fishing and fish products, chemicals and plastics, forest products, information and communications technologies, advanced manufacturing)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars1,370.60.6

Eliminating tariffs on exports

Opening new markets for service suppliers

Improving certainty for investments

Securing access to EU procurement opportunities

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