Article: CETA & Manufacturing - unlocking Europe's potential in Canada What does CETA mean for the thousands of EU manufacturers, many of which are small to medium-sized enterprises? In Spain, CETA’s labour mobility provisions make it easier for Hiperbaric’s workers to install and maintain their High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for the Canadian food industry. Faster customs procedures helps Finland’s Framery increase their Canadian sales of soundproof pods by 50% since 2014. Furthermore, tariff reductions come as a general boon for many European exports: from Estonia’s pianos to Poland’s yachts to Italy’s ties. This shows that CETA is working on a [...]
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2018 CETA Market Access Program Workshop: Achievements and Challenges of CETA Implementation On 8 November, EUCCAN, along with its partners, the EU Delegation to Canada, Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP and DEVELOPMENT Solutions, held a second annual CETA Workshop in Toronto, as part of the EU-funded CETA Market Access Program for EU Business. The discussion, centered on CETA and how European businesses could take benefits of the Canadian market, was held in three parts: Firstly, Mr. Andrew Harrison of BLG welcomed the guests to the event venue by stressing the importance and history behind the Canada-EU relationship. Part I of the [...]
Article: CETA Opportunities and Benefits for the EU ICT Industry While innovative ICT solutions spring up like never before throughout Asia, CETA widens your internationalisation possibilities by providing access to an advanced ICT market in Canada. CETA provisional implementation is already facilitating access, reducing tariffs and providing more possibilities for European ICT companies to export and expand operations to Canada. The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry plays a major role in the transformation of production processes in a vast part of the global economy as it fosters automation, and most importantly, innovation. Figure 1 Statistics Canada custom tables In 2017, [...]
The CETA Market Access Program recently had the chance to sit down with two successful European companies in Canada, Fronius Canada Ltd. and LINKBYNET North America. Fronius is a leading Austrian welding, photovoltaics and battery charging technology company that has captured a great share of the Canadian market over the past ten years, while LINKBYNET of France has recently but confidently entered the Canadian market with its IT services, including attaining major government and private sector clients. We invite you to watch their business success stories below. Fronius Canada Ltd.: click here LINKBYNET North America: click here
Looking to sell your medical devices or wanting to secure your pharmaceutical patents in Canada? The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is designed to facilitate and boost your business opportunities in Canada's healthcare industry. For the pharmaceutical industry For pharmaceutical products, CETA includes a form of sui generis protection between the EU and Canada commonly referred to as patent term restoration meaning that your pharmaceutical inventions now benefit from an additional protection in Canada. More specifically, if you face a loss in the effective life time of the patent due to the long process of obtaining a marketing authorisation [...]
“Given that energy and transport account for 80% of EU emissions, climate and energy policies must go hand in hand. That is why as part of its Energy Union the EU has put renewable energy at the heart of its future energy system” said Mr. Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is designed to facilitate and boost trade in clean technologies, among other markets, between the EU and Canada. Simplifying business operations will lead to an increased exchange of knowledge, professionals, technologies and innovation in the fields [...]
Article: The Impact of CETA on EU Agri-Food Trade with Canada The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada, was provisionally applied on September 21, 2017. This agreement will create trade opportunities in many sectors, including the agri-food sector. New opportunities for EU agri-food businesses will result from the progressive elimination of duties for 91% of all Canadian agricultural tariff lines. Increased access to the Canadian market has been granted for many of the main EU agricultural exports including: wines and spirits, soft drinks, chocolate, biscuits, confectionery, cereals-based products, pasta, fruit and edible preparations. Moreover, [...]