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Creating economic opportunities for Ontario

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

Merchandise exports from Ontario to the EU (2011-2015) (value in billions of Canadian dollars)
Value in billions of Canadian dollars20.521.016.718.219.7
Principal merchandise exports from Ontario to the EU, by sector (annual average, 2013-2015)
Metals and mineral productsAdvanced manufacturingChemicals and plasticsAgriculture and agri-foodOther (including fishing and fish products, forest products, information and communications technologies)
Value in millions of Canadian dollars10,566.41,870.9916.7775.0592.0

Eliminating tariffs on exports

Opening new markets for service suppliers

Improving certainty for investments

Securing access to EU procurement opportunities

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