Western Europe in brief
Provisionally in effect since September 21, 2017, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has allowed for the elimination of 98% of tariff lines. Take advantage of this seminar on business opportunities in Western Europe to find out where we stand with this agreement, and learn how to benefit from it. You’ll also further your knowledge of legal, taxation, and logistical aspects, and learn more about priority sectors in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg)
The seminar on Western Europe, a unique opportunity to…
- Ask all your questions directly to the experts
- Take part in small group discussions
- Benefit from the advice of a panel of specialized speakers
- Meet several entrepreneurs with extensive experience on the market
- Speak to potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects.
Some facts and figures on Western Europe
- Fourth largest destination for Canadian exports in the EU in 2015.
- Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024.
- Imports from Canada: $3,136.24 million.
- Sectors: aerospace, oil and natural gas, tourism, transport services, security services, ICT, renewable energy.
- Second largest destination for Canadian exports in the EU.
- With a population of 81.9 million inhabitants, Germany is Europe’s largest economy and largest consumer market.
- Imports from Canada: $3,613.03 million.
- Sectors: automobile, infrastructure, transport services, chemical products, telecommunications, industrial machinery and equipment.
- As our leading partner in the EU and the third largest destination for Canadian exports in 2015 at $15.9 billion, this market is very important for our economy and trade.
- The main destination for Canadian foreign investments, at $92.9 billion in 2015.
- The best ranked country among European destinations in terms of the speed of procedures, with just 13 days required to establish a company.
- London is also recognized as the world leader in the financial services sector.
- Sectors: eco-technology, mining and metals, pharmaceutical products, oil and natural gas, medical equipment, ICT.
- Belgium already enjoys close ties with Canada—and Québec in particular—ranking as our 15th largest trade partner on a global scale in 2016.
- Imports from Canada: $3,124.94 million.
- Sectors: food and beverage, telecommunications, transport services, machinery, biotechnology.
- Imports from Canada: $3,555.60 million.
- One of the world’s most open economies, with a focus on external trade (imports + exports) equal to 155% of its GDP.
- Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port with 466 million tonnes of goods going through its facilities in 2015.
- Sectors: agriculture, industrial machinery, plastics and chemical products, oil and natural gas, transport services.
- One of the EU’s smallest member states, which nevertheless has an outward-looking economy.
- Imports from Canada: $205.41 million.
- Sectors: machinery (industrial, packaging, and analysis equipment), mining and metals, satellites, non-industrial services, telecommunications.
- The country boasts prospects for high growth in the coming years.
- Imports from Canada: $1,130.58 million.
- Sectors: aerospace, construction and infrastructure, electricity, oil and natural gas, plastics and chemical products, telecommunications.
- The country is showing an increase in growth and is Quebec’s 9th largest trade partner.
- Imports from Canada: $2,276.91 million.
- Sectors: automobiles and trucks, construction and infrastructure, electricity, oil and natural gas, telecommunications.
Who should attend the seminar on Western Europe?
All companies seeking to develop their business in Western Europe or learn more about this market, as well as all companies in the sectors listed above.