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Trade agreement with Canada more easy with CETA

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada came into effect on September 21st 2017. It will offer great opportunities for companies in both regions, because
it will be easier to import & export goods and services.


To benefit from an import rate of 0%, the products imported into Canada must originate in the EU (just as products imported into the EU must be of Canadian origin). It is important to note that certificates of origin are not issued by the customs authorities and that the EUR1 form can not be used as proof of origin. The proof of origin is now based on a statement and not on a formal certificate.

As an exporter, you must state an origin declaration on your commercial invoice - or on any other commercial document - together with a complete description of your products. These products then benefit from CETA on the basis of the origin declaration.Please note that for shipments with a value higher than € 6,000, you must state your registered export number (also known as the REX number) with your origin declaration.
If you do not have a REX number, you must first register with the REX system.

More information can be found on the following website European Commission.

*for some agricultural products restrictions remain, the excise duties on some other products will be terminated in the coming years by a tariff phasing out * 


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