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Canada-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement

9.21.2017

Implementation of the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) was effective Thursday, September 21, 2017.

All shipments RELEASED on or after that date are eligible for the CETA tariff, which in most cases (98% of all tariffs) is duty free.

The prerequisite for this eligibility is that:

the goods originate in one (or more) of the member countries of the EU, and are declared for the specific country of final manufacture,

are shipped directly to Canada,

and are accompanied by a CETA certification of origin.

SAMPLE: (The declaration may be provided on an invoice or any other commercial document that describes the originating product in sufficient detail to enable its identification.)

 

Period: from: __________ to: __________ (max 1 year)

 

☐     The exporter is an approved or registered exporter:

Customs Authorisation No: _________________

 

The exporter of the products covered by this document or invoice # __________ declares that, except where otherwise clearly indicated, these products are of Canada/EU preferential origin.

 

 

…………………………………………………………….........................................

(Place and date)

 

...……………………………………………………………………..........................

(Signature and printed name of the exporter REQUIRED if Customs Authorization Number is NOT provided above)

NOTES

CETA - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and EU

1) NEEDS CERTIFICATION

The required proof of origin is a statement and is referred to in the CETA as the Origin Declaration. The Origin Declaration may be completed in any of the various languages used in the EU.

This Origin Declaration may be provided on an invoice or any other commercial document that describes the originating product in sufficient detail to enable its identification.

In order to claim the preferential tariff treatment accorded under the CETA, importers must have the Origin Declaration in their possession.

The Origin Declaration must be completed as part of an invoice or on a separate letterhead of the exporter.

The Origin Declaration must be signed ONLY IF the exporter not an approved or registered exporter, and the Customs Authorisation No. is not provided.

The Customs Authorisation No. is granted to EU exporters meeting certain criteria. In Canada the Customs Authorisation No. is the BN of the Canadian Exporter.

 

2) CLOTHING, TEXTILES, AND SOME AGRICULTURAL GOODS NEED IMPORT PERMITS

Imports of textile, apparel and some controlled food products that are eligible under the CETA Origin Quotas, are subject to import controls under Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act. To claim the preferential tariff treatment for these goods, importers are required to obtain an import permit from Global Affairs Canada (through their Customs Broker) NB a registration number is required under the Export and Import Permits Act.

 

3) TARIFF TREATMENT (31 CEUT) (the Canada-European Union Tariff)

Makes 98% of all goods duty free immediately, 1% agricultural goods duty free over 7 years

 

4) COUNTRIES

EU European Union Countries

AUSTRIA AT                           FRANCE FR                             MALTA MT

BELGIUM BE                           GERMANY DE                          NETHERLANDS NL

BULGARIA BG                         GREECE GR                             POLAND PL

CROATIA HR                           HUNGARY HU                          PORTUGAL PT

CYPRUS CY                             IRELAND IE                            ROMANIA RO

CZECH REPUBLIC CZ               ITALY IT                                 SLOVAKIA SK

DENMARK DK                          LATVIA LV                              SLOVENIA SI

ESTONIA EE                            LITHUANIA LT                         SPAIN ES

FINLAND FI                             LUXEMBOURG LU                    SWEDEN SE

                                    UNITED KINGDOM      GB (UNTIL BREXIT)