CETA - The trade agreement between Canada and the EU opens new opportunities for Italian producers

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On 21 September Canada and the EU welcomed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) which opens new opportunities for European businesses to export their products to Canada.


The application of CETA has already removed duties on 98% of EU products , saving EU businesses €400 million a year . The agreement is especially beneficial for smaller European companies who cannot afford the costly fees and lengthy procedures necessary to access the Canadian market.

One of the key advantages for Italian producers, who already export 1,2 billion Canadian dollars’ worth of food and wine products , is the protection of 42 Dop and Igp indications including Prosciutto di Parma and aceto Balsamico di Modena. This is a huge step forward that will help combat counterfeits and safeguard the unicity of the products coming from the peninsula.

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