CETA Implementation positive development for Canadian Importers and Exporters

September 21, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – The implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union is a positive development for Canadian importers and exporters. CETA, as the agreement is commonly known, is now in place and with that comes the reduction or elimination of a number of tariffs across a wide range of goods including seafood, agriculture and forestry.

“On behalf of the Halifax Port Authority and trade partners, we would like to recognize the Government of Canada and the European Union for the tremendous determination and hard work in bringing this agreement to successful implementation,” said Halifax Port Authority President and CEO Karen Oldfield. “This has been a long journey involving multiple governments and organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, and the perseverance shown by all involved underscores the importance of international cooperation.”

To learn more about CETA please visit http://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/campaign-campagne/ceta-aecg/index.aspx?lang=eng

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.

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Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
lfarguson@portofhalifax.ca