The consumer’s cultural taste for Europe is not only limited to its foods and drinks, but extends as well into fashion, books, music, films and interior design. In other words, these are Europe’s creative and cultural industries (CCIs). There is a trade factor to all of this. CETA will enhance the Canadian consumer’s access to the EU’s creative and cultural goods, while not only benefiting the business of creative Europeans, but also the protection of their creativity. “CETA has helped us expand our sales to Canada by nearly a third. With more and more importers in Canada contacting us, we’re looking [...]
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CETA, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, is turning three years old on September21st 2020, bringing the already successful Trans-Atlantic trading relationship to new heights. Customs duties or tariffs were eliminated on most products and the Agreement opened opportunities for manufacturers, exporters,importers, wholesalers,distributors, retailers and consumers on both sides of the ocean. In addition to making European and Canadian products more competitive in our mutual markets, it created openings for services and public procurement in both directions. There are advantages for both sides. CETA provides Canadian exporters with access to a huge market, at a time [...]
Thanks to the support of the EU delegation in Ottawa, EUCCAN has been very active since the beginning of the year. 2020 also marks our organization’s 25th anniversary. In this light, we are organizing a number of activities between September and December 2020. Check here the information on our series of webinar: One Week One Province Panel discussion: CETA – Three years after, working together for economic recovery CETA is a trade agreement between the EU and Canada. It reduces tariffs and makes it easier to export goods and services, benefiting people and businesses in both the EU and Canada. It [...]
Thanks to the support of the EU delegation in Ottawa, EUCCAN has been very active since the beginning of the year. 2020 also marks our organization’s 25th anniversary. In this light, we are organizing a number of activities between September and December 2020. Check here for information on our panel discussion: CETA – Three years after, working together for economic recovery Series of Webinar – One Week, One Province Do you work for or represent a European company? Would you like to trade or invest in Canada, but you don’t know where to start, or which province to choose? Canada has [...]
EUCCAN organized a webinar on Government procurement opportunities in the framework of CETA for companies from the European Union and Canada. Review this webinar by clicking on the image below.
While CETA will soon be celebrating its third year of implementation, EUCCAN has been working on the ground for the past 25 years to strengthen trade between Canada and the EU. The story began in 1995 with EUCOCIT (European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto) establishing the purpose of strengthening economic ties between Toronto and Europe. As part of the organization’s expansion efforts to become a country-wide European platform in Canada not just in Toronto, EUCOCIT then became EUCCAN (European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada) in 2013. Since then, EUCCAN has worked with institutional, public and private partners to promote [...]
Since July 2020, EUCCAN joined EBO Worldwide network. EBO (European Business Organisation) Worldwide Network stands as the only organization that represents European business interests in markets outside the European Union. It represents an active network in more than 45 key markets that serves European multinationals, as well as micro, small, medium and large companies. EBOWWn is the first global European network representing 30,000 businesses globally, and representing the voice of European business abroad. Being part of such a network will support EUCCAN in its constant growth, it will allow EUCCAN to have a voice in Brussels and support the spread of [...]
CUSMA, the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement, came into effect on July 1st perfectly in time for Canada day, replacing NAFTA. In Canada, it’s called CUSMA but in the US, it’s USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) and TMEC (Tratato Mexico-Estados Unidos-Canada) in Mexico. In effect since January 1st, 1994, the Trump Administration’s main reason for renegotiating NAFTA was to stop the flow of automobile assembly lines heading to Mexico. NAFTA had replaced the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement of 1988, itself broadening the scope of its predecessor, the Auto Pact of 1965. The Auto Pact began the integration of the Canadian and American automobile [...]
Join EUCCAN on Thursday July 16 for a new webinar on Government Procurement. It will help you get a clear understanding on how to participate in government procurement in Canada and in the EU. Timing: 10am to 11.15am EST / 2pm to 3.15pm GMT Topics covered: Methods and tips Success Stories Key trend opportunities REGISTER HERE Our Speakers
When we think of CETA we often think of elimination or reduction of barriers in the trade of goods and services (tariff and non-tariff), or investment opportunities. But CETA is also a great opportunity for companies in the EU to participate in government procurement processes, not only to the general procurement for federal departments and ministries, but also, to those of the provinces and territories. This publication focuses on procurement opportunities for EU companies that do not carry on their business in Canada through a corporation. You will get keys and detailed process methods to contract with Federal government but also with [...]