The EU is the largest economy in the world and has traditionally been Atlantic Canada’s second largest export market, even as the region struggled to recover from the 2008/2009 global recession. CETA will eliminate tariffs on a number of key products, reduce non-tariff barriers, and help flows of labour and investment.
This report is intended to help business leaders, industry associations and trade and business development officials better understand the opportunities for Atlantic manufacturers in the EU and support the identification and creation of detailed market entry and business development strategies for specific firms, industries and market segments.
Nine industries are highlighted. They were selected for detail analysis based on the size of existing exports from Atlantic Canada, recent export trends and existing sales to the EU.