CETA for Agri-Food Exporters

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) can help Canadian exporters access EU agri-food markets. CETA gives you an advantage over competitors in countries that do not have free trade agreements in force with the EU.

How CETA supports businesses across Canada

On September 21st, 2017 CETA was provisionally applied. CETA helps bridge the gap between Canadian companies and the EU's 510 million consumers. It can support you by:

  • Reducing or eliminating tariffs on products imported into the EU
  • Improving and expanding market access for Canadian products
  • Providing a competitive advantage with preferential access to EU markets

What CETA means for our industry

Our agri-food industry benefitted from day one of CETA's provisional application. With CETA, 94% of the EU's agricultural and 96% of its fish and seafood import tariffs are duty-free. EU tariffs were previously as high as:

  • 89 Euros/tonne for oats
  • 20% for shrimp
  • 17.6% for sweetened dried cranberries
  • 8% for maple syrup
  • 7.7% for certain processed pulses

Find information on enhanced opportunities in the EU, tariff reductions, rules of origin, and product classification:

CETA: Frequently asked questions: Answers to the most common agri-food related CETA questions.

Tools to help you get export-ready

Exporting your agri-food to the EU

View key regulations, considerations and requirements for Canadian agri-food entering the EU.

European Commission Trade Helpdesk

Access an interactive tool to determine which import rules, taxes and other requirements are required for your exports to the EU.

Single window for market access services

Contact AAFC's Market Access Secretariat at aafc.mas-sam.aac@agr.gc.ca for questions about CETA or accessing the EU market.

Agri-Food Trade Commissioner Service

Reach in-market Trade Commissioner expertise that can bridge the gap between your products and EU markets.

CETA: A progressive trade agreement for a strong middle class

Find information to help Canadian businesses get export-ready and take advantage of CETA.