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CETA is coming, and here’s what it means to importers

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 10:09 AM | By Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

It is expected that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (Canada-EU CETA) will come into provisional effect soon — the exact date is not yet known.

The Canada-EU CETA covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade. Most Canadian customs duty rates will reduce to “free” or zero per cent at the time of provisional implementation. Canadian importers should start to consider what goods may enter Canada duty free when the CETA green light is turned on. Here are some important questions and answers. From...