In international,
21 Sep 2021 15:00

The European Commission, in cooperation with the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada, EUCCAN, is organising a round table 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.

The EU and Canada feature some of the most dynamic economies in the world. Canada is the world’s ninth largest economy by GDP and it is a major importer of goods and services providing many opportunities for EU businesses of all sizes.

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. FTAs, like CETA, are now more important than ever in advancing businesses’ economic recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic and in helping SMEs grow their businesses globally.

Event information

Date: Tuesday 21 September 2021
Time: 15h00 – 17h00 (CET)
Place: virtual meeting (details to be provided to participants upon registration)
Agenda

Who should attend this event?

SMEs, who are (i) not yet exporting their products or services to Canada but are interested in doing so; or (ii) already exporting their products or services to Canada but are looking to expand their business. In addition, public authorities, in particular those involved in trade promotion, as well as trade association representing SMEs interested in business development and internationalisation.

How to register

Registration page

The registration deadline is 17 September 2021. We will be unable to accommodate any registrations received after this time. Once registration is closed, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions regarding attendance as well the final agenda of the event.

International View Agenda

24-26.09.2021 – GAME WAVE FESTIVAL 2021

24 September, 2021
This event will take place between 24 September 2021 – 26 September 2021 both online and in Jūrmala, Latvia: ONLINE Business to business meetings and talent pool ON-SITE Conference for everyone Pitch your game to publishers and jury Exposition/showroom of games, technology and art Game jam Afterparty A great opportunity for actors at all levels […]

29.09-01.10.2021 Meet in Italy for Life Sciences 2021 brokerage event

29 September, 2021
Are you interested in business, partnering and networking opportunities in the life sciences sector? MIT4LS2021 brokerage event, a one-stop-partnering event is the right place for you.

30.09.2021 “A sustainable future for Europe” in Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies” of Horizon Europe

30 September, 2021
On 30 September 2021, the German National Contact Point for Cluster 2 in Horizon Europe will host a Virtual Brokerage Event on the 2022 Cluster2 call “A sustainable future for Europe”. The participation is open to organizations from all countries and of course free of charge. More information and registration is available here: A sustainable […]

30.09.2021 – A sustainable future for Europe Virtual Brokerage Event

30 September, 2021
This international information-day event will highlight research topics covered within the call “A sustainable future for Europe” in Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Societies” of Horizon Europe. Participants will have the possibility to join in a matchmaking event dedicated to the topics of this call for proposals. The matchmaking event will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other […]

Local View Agenda

Digital Europe: Bringing digital technology to businesses – good practices in Spain and in Belgium

22 September, 2021
Introduction to the new European funding program in digitalisation

30.09.2021 – Info session on Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

30 September, 2021
Get ready to experience an entrepreneurial exchange in another country

Start typing and press Enter to search