Building on this success, Canada continues to negotiate and conclude free trade agreements with more than 40 countries, most recently with South Korea, which is Canada`s first free trade agreement with a partner in the Asia-Pacific region. Beginning in 2018, Canada also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Eleven-Nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with ten other Pacific countries.  On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally applied, which immediately eliminated 98% of the Union`s tariffs on Canadian products.  Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Free trade with the last G7 country, Japan, began with the entry into force of the CPTPP on 30 December 2018. Learn more about Canada`s trade and investment agreements: types of contracts and how trade and investment agreements are gradually evolving. Did you know that you can save money on your international emissions to and from Canada? The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada that aims to boost trade and stimulate growth and create jobs. It removes about 98% of all import duties on goods from the EU or Canada and makes importing and exporting easier and cheaper. All it takes is a simple explanation that is added to the commercial invoice. It has been in force since September 2017 and is expected to save European exporters alone approximately €590 million in tariffs per year.1 Alignment with international commitments The CFTA is more in line with Canada`s commitments under international trade agreements such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
This reduces compliance costs for Canadian companies that operate both domestically and internationally.. . .