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Ushering in a new era of trade: CETA to open new opportunities for Canadian business


Today marks a historic moment for Canadian business as the world’s most modernized trade deal, the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), comes into force.

Once fully implemented, CETA will eliminate tariffs on more than 99% of all goods that we trade to participating European nations. The progressive agreement will also break down barriers such as temporary travel restrictions and foreign investor risks, while addressing environmental protections.

Canadian business, especially, stands to benefit. CETA will not only open up investment and job creation opportunities here at home, it was also give Canadian businesses access to the world’s second largest market of more than 500,000 million people. One joint study by the European Commission and Government of Canada forecast the deal will inject more than $12 billion in new revenue into the C ...



Time for a genuine consultation on tax changes, says Canadian Chamber

Members from hundreds of chambers of commerce across Canada were not reassured by Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s response to their concerns about the government’s proposed tax changes. The Minister addressed delegates at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting in Fredericton Saturday.

Posted on 23-09-2017

No Great Wall between us: A business checklist for boosting Canada’s trade with China

Toronto, Sept 20, 2017  As China braces for a leadership shake-up at its National Congress later this fall, now is the time for Canada to focus on strengthening trade relations with one of the world’s largest economies, says a new report from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

“Trade between China and Canada has more than quadrupled in the past 15 years, yet Canadian businesses still face multiple barriers when it comes to accessing Chinese markets,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, CEO and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Posted on 20-09-2017