Inside Logistics

Free Trade with Europe: What’s in it for us?

Monday October 4, 2021, 1 pm to 2:30 pm, Online

September 14, 2021

On the occasion of CETA’s four-year anniversary, Maud Labat, First Counsellor, Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Canada in Ottawa will give a brief address at the beginning of our session.

Our Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA), signed in October 2016 and provisionally implemented on 21 September 2017, provides Canadian exporters with a great opportunity to diversify their markets and lessen our dependence on the US. Yet it’s still underutilized by Canadian companies.

This webinar will explain the content of this major Trade Agreement and what it means for Canadian businesses, how to benefit from it, focusing on the trade of goods. This session will be of interest to companies and individuals involved or wanting to get involved in international trade and diversify beyond the US market, in particular importers and exporters of tangible goods.

About the Speaker

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

– consulting to help SMEs grow internationally; and

– training on the regulatory, customs and logistics aspects of International Trade, Free Trade Agreements and Supply Chain Optimization.

Christian lectures for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, gives seminars and webinars for various trade organizations like the Montréal Chamber of Commerce, Invest Ottawa, Impact Hub, Supply Chain Canada; and personalized training for importers and exporters. He publishes articles in Inside Logistics.