08 Feb 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 08 FEBRUARYBrussels Daily
New map and data tool gives snapshot of exports to Canada from across the EU
Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across the European Union export a wide range of goods to Canada, ranging from whey from Ireland, cookies from Sweden, medicines from Belgium, and hockey pucks from Slovakia, to tulips from The Netherlands, firefighting equipment from Austria, and agricultural machinery from France. These are some of the interesting and sometimes surprising facts found in “CETA in your town“, a new interactive map and data tool published by the Commission today. This tool gives a snapshot of EU-Canada trade relations, by drawing on a subset of the many companies in cities and towns all over the EU that export to Canada, with examples of products they export. For each Member State, the tool also provides useful statistics on jobs linked to EU exports to Canada, as well as the number of companies that export to Canada and the share of those companies that are small and medium-sized businesses. These companies are among the first who will benefit from the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, which is expected to save exporters over €500 million a year in import duties. More information on CETA is available on the CETA website, and more information on EU-Canada trade relations is available here.
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