CETA Trade Agreement with Canada
October 5 2017
Importers of goods from the European Union
Ensure your suppliers are providing you with the completed Origin Declaration (declaration by the exporter stating the goods originate from the EU) for goods qualifying under CETA.
Your goods may be duty free as long as the supplier provides the signed and dated Origin Declaration. The signed and dated declaration can be provided on an invoice or any other commercial document that describes the originating product in sufficient detail to enable its identification, such as product descriptions, PO, Order and Invoice numbers.
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into force on September 21, 2017, eliminating most of the customs duties on goods imported into Canada from the European Union or the member states either immediately, or via a tariff phase out through stages.
The European Union countries consist of 28 countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
To ensure all your imports from the EU have the most beneficial rate of duty applied by acquiring the signed and dated Origin Declaration for your shipments from the exporter in the EU country as well as any necessary permits required for imports of textile and apparel products.
September 21 2017
Government of Canada
Canada Border Services Agency
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