Atlantic Canada’s independent voice on economic issues


The recent implementation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is stimulating increased interest in doing business in the European Union (EU). CETA will improve access to the largest market in the world, but the EU is also a diverse and complex market and Atlantic exporters need to understand how to succeed in the EU.

These pages summarize some recent Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC)  research on the EU, focusing primarily on the opportunities for Atlantic manufacturers. With over 20% of world GDP, the EU is the biggest integrated market in the world.

On this site you will find: 

A profile of Atlantic Manufacturing: Analysis of Atlantic Canada's manufacturing capacity and the global priorities of manufacturers.

A profile of the European Union: Key features of the EU business leaders need to understand (country and sector detail included)

Opportunities in the EU: Analysis of opportunities for 11 Atlantic industries,

Business Brochure: A short, user-friendly guide to succeeding in the EU

APEC's Jan. 26 webinar - Password protected.  Registrants can access with a password. Others may purchase access here.


We invite you to explore these pages.

If you have any questions, or you would like to share your EU export experiences with the APEC community, we would be happy to hear from you. You can reach us at


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