The food and agriculture sector is one of the main in the world: it is 3% of the world GDP.
With CETA, there have been great changes in this sector: trade between Canada and Europe has seen great benefits.
In particular, companies have found the most obvious advantage of reducing duties: with the entry into force of CETA, 90% (Canada) and 92.2% (EU) of tariff lines on agricultural and agri-food products have been liberalized. .
Equally important is the recognition of the protection of denominations of origin; in particular, 143 European products with the status of Geographical Indication can be sold in Canada, thanks to CETA having a level of protection in terms of imitations, equal to that of Europe.
Also from the Canadian point of view, companies have the opportunity to improve and expand into new EU markets with competitive advantages over others.
The favored sectors are different, from wine to cheeses, from wheat to organic, up to baked goods and confectionery.
These positivity are reflected throughout the supply chain, up to the final consumer.
During the FOOD AND AGRICULTURE CETA TALK we will listen to the views and experiences of high-level speakers in the sector, with the aim of explaining commercial opportunities and strengthening cooperation and synergies between Canada and Europe.