At the Polish National Union of Canada, The Canada Poland Chamber of Commerce hosted a delegation from Lublin, Poland in February 2020. The visiting companies operate mainly in the automotive, metallurgical, mining, and mechanical industry. During their four days in Toronto, the delegation met with representatives of Ontario’s Automotive, Metallurgy, Robotics sector as well as with government institutions and bilateral chambers. They also visited the facilities of CPCC member Cyclone Manufacturing as part of their study tour. Presentations, networking and B2B meetings also took place at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in downtown Toronto. An additional attraction included a beer tasting-featuring beer brewed by the first [...]
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France Canada Chamber of Commerce Ontario (FCCCO) is organizing a serie of webinars to continue the support to its business community during the COVID-19 situation. Check FCCO website for more details
Dear all, Regarding the COVID-19 situation and to participate alongside global efforts, EUCCAN has closed down the office until further notice. The team will continue to work from home and activities are ongoing, except for upcoming group meetings and events. Events planned for May are already postponed to a later date. We will keep you informed. You can still contact EUCCAN via email: email@example.com Do not hesitate to contact us. Stephen Klus, EUCCAN President
With new plans for growth in place and exciting years ahead, we are pleased to announce Delphine Adenot-Owusu’s recent appointment to the role of Executive Director. This marks a great milestone with a strong organization becoming an even stronger organisation, creating an increasing number of productive events and disseminating more information to European companies interested in the Canadian market. Delphine brings a wealth of experience and skills, particularly specializing in the field of managing a growing chamber of commerce. She was previously the Managing Director of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ghana, and a board member in the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]