EDC consulted trade consultant and expert-for-hire Christian Sivière, of Solimpex, on what Canadians can expect when facing EU trade barriers.
When the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes into force, a number of trade barriers will change for Canadians exporting to Europe, but there are some that won’t.
Tariff barriers—basically duties collected on goods when they arrive at the European border—will be cut or at least reduced, and some non-tariff barriers, such as standards and regulations, will remain although they’ll be easier to overcome. In addition, Canadian companies will have access to some EU government contracts, a significant and unprecedented change. Read more here