On September 21, 2017 the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect. This allowed Canada and the EU to enact provisional application of this new trade agreement for goods imported into their respective territories.
Since the deal was implemented, many companies have begun trading under the terms of the agreement. CETA offers Canadian textile and apparel manufacturers/exporters a European market with a GDP of $16 trillion and 500 million consumers, while allowing fashion importers to source goods on a duty-free basis from some 28 European countries.
The day CETA came into force, textiles, apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, handbags and other consumer goods became duty-free (for CETA originating goods).
Join the Canadian Apparel Federation and our guest speaker Marc Ticehurst of Milgram & Company
Ltd. for this 90-minute webinar on Canada’s most important free trade agreement since NAFTA.
Importers and exporters alike will gain valuable insights on the opportunities and challenges presented
by CETA; and how to take advantage of the agreement.
- CETA Background (Negotiations, Provisional Application)
- Description of key CETA chapters
- Review the Protocols on Rules of Origin – Including the alternate quota rules of origin for textiles and apparel (aka TPL rules)
- How to determine if Canadian goods exported to the EU or if European goods imported into Canada will qualify for duty-free treatment under CETA
- The mechanics of CETA on a per shipment basis
- Risk Management under CETA
- What about Brexit?
Who Should Attend?
Import and export professionals in apparel, footwear and other consumer goods including retailers, wholesalers or manufacturers.
CCS: This webinar qualifies for 2.5 CCS points/CTCS credits with the CSCB. Because this is not a CSCB event, proof of attendance is required in a form of screenshots, etc.