Canada’s Free Trade Agreements: how to benefit from them

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Date(s) - 23/03/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

7 Bayview Road, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

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Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Canada currently has 3 major Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA, CETA & the TPP) plus smaller ones with 14 countries, providing Canadian entrepreneurs with great international opportunities but how exactly do they work and how can we benefit from them, both from an exporter’s and an importer’s point of view?

This seminar will explain how these Trade Agreements are structured, the benefits for the trade in goods, the rules of origin, customs and documentation requirements, the benefits for services, and where to find the relevant information. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals currently involved or wanting to get involved in international trade, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

Speaker Bio

Following a 30 year career in international logistics in Europe and in Canada, Christian Sivière started a Montréal-based import-export consultancy in 2010, Solimpex, active in two areas:

  • consulting and coaching to help SMEs grow internationally; and
  • training on the Logistics, Customs and Regulatory aspects of International Trade, Importing, Exporting, Free Trade Agreements, Supply Chain Management and related issues.

Christian lectures for CIFFA, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association in Toronto and FIATA, the World Federation of Freight Forwarders in Zurich, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like Invest Ottawa, the EU Delegation in Canada, the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Export Québec, the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters and similar, and personalized training for importers and exporters. He also publishes articles in Inside Logistics and Supply Professional.