Delegation of the European Union to the State of Kuwait and the State of Qatar

21 September : Roundtable with SMEs to mark CETA’s fourth anniversary

02/09/2021 - 17:29
Business event

Are you a European Small and Medium Sized Enterprise? Are you considering exporting to Canada, or already exporting your products or services to Canada but looking to expand your business further? Are you a public authority involved in trade promotion or a trade association involved in SMEs internationalisation? Register for this free roundtable to hear from European companies and trade associations how CETA has helped SMEs grow their business, and discuss the way forward.

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada, EUCCAN, is organising a roundtable for SMEs on 21 September 2021 to mark four years since CETA’s provisional entry into force. SMEs will hear from other European companies’ experience in leveraging the agreement to enter the Canadian market and learn about the opportunities created by CETA, as well as get practical input from experts on how to tap into resources such as the EU’s Access2Markets portal, the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN and the services of national trade promotion authorities. Concrete suggestions made during the round table will feed into the Commission’s input for the EU-Canada action plan to assist SMEs better to exploit CETA’s opportunities.

CETA is an ambitious and inclusive free trade agreement (FTA) that covers virtually all sectors and aspects of EU-Canada trade. Since September 2017, its broad scope offers a full range of benefits and advantages for EU businesses including SMEs in a wide range of sectors. Thanks to CETA, SMEs can leverage preferential access and reduced barriers to help grow their business.

Date: Tuesday 21 September 2021

Time: 9h00 – 11h00 (EST) / 15h00 – 17h00 (CET)

Place: virtual meeting (details to be provided to participants upon registration)

To Register, please visit the European Commission’s dedicated event page.