From Sunday, October 22nd to Friday, October 27th the city of Antwerp will be on a mission to Cananda. On the programme is Toronto (22-24 October) and Montreal (25-27 October).
The delegation consists of over 70 people from the private and public sector and will be headed by Mayor Mr Bart De Wever.
Flanders Investment & Trade partners with the City of Antwerp and is organizing individual business meetings for several companies (including Antwerp Management School, Antwerp Theatre Company, Brewery The Musketeers, Silk Diamonds, Bopro and several logistics companies).
It is not too late to register for the Business Seminar that will take place on Tuesday morning October 24th at the Omni Hotel in Toronto. The themes are Internet of Things and Smart Cities and there is also a start-up pitch competition foreseen in the program. The seminar is free of charge but registration is mandatory via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the CETA Market Access Program for EU Business, two Workshops will be organized, with the aim of providing strategic insights for EU business on the opportunities and challenges of the Canadian market and enabling and expanding a sustainable information sharing network amongst EU stakeholders. These EU Workshops will bring together selected industry leaders and EU networks for closed door discussions, to share insights on the business climate for EU businesses in Canada.
The first Workshop will be held in Toronto on October 19th 2017, more information on this event is provided below. The second Workshop will be held in Vancouver in the second half of 2018. Continue reading
EDC consulted trade consultant and expert-for-hire Christian Sivière, of Solimpex, on what Canadians can expect when facing EU trade barriers.
When the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) comes into force, a number of trade barriers will change for Canadians exporting to Europe, but there are some that won’t.
Tariff barriers—basically duties collected on goods when they arrive at the European border—will be cut or at least reduced, and some non-tariff barriers, such as standards and regulations, will remain although they’ll be easier to overcome. In addition, Canadian companies will have access to some EU government contracts, a significant and unprecedented change. Read more here
From the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada:
As you might know, the G20 Summit took place in Hamburg, Germany on July 7-8, 2017, with the purpose of addressing major global economic challenges and to contribute to prosperity and well-being.
Amongst many other topics, the new developments and commitments of The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between EU and Canada was also a central topic of discussion. As new progress has been marked, attached to this email, you will find an official document from the European Union Press Release with the latest update on CETA.
European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada
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In our efforts to provide our members with more benefits we have established a partnership with OWIT – the Organization of Women in International Trade.
OWIT is a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities and comprised of 30+ local chapters across Central, North and South America, Western Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as a Virtual Chapter for professionals involved in international trade without a local chapter where they reside or work. Continue reading
In his brief opening remarks at the Belgian Canadian Business Chamber seminar held at the Dentons LLP Toronto offices on May 29, H.E. Raoul Delcorde, Belgium’s ambassador to Canada noted that the long and detailed CETA negotiations were necessary to ensure a thorough and path-breaking trade agreement.
As H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx prepares to return home to Brussels at the end of the summer after serving as EU Ambassador to Canada for four years, she shared some of her personal thoughts and recollections about her stay in Ottawa. It was a critical time in Canada-EU relations as both sides ratified the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement (CETA) after eight years of negotiation.
She described the successful conclusion CETA as “a momentous achievement – the most ambitious free trade agreement that either Canada or the EU have ever signed (with anyone), a real “gold standard” of free trade agreements.” Continue reading