Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)

The Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, CETA, is a trade agreement between the EU and Canada. This came into effect in 2017. This trade agreement allows for a reduction, and in some cases complete nullification of import duties on EU goods in Canada, and on Canadian goods coming in to the EU. In order to be eligible for these reductions, the exporting party needs to provide proof of the preferential origin of the cargo. For any shipment with a total cargo value of up to €6.000.-, the shipper may issue their own declaration on the commercial invoice. But for shipments with a higher cargo value, the shipper needs to enroll as Registered EXporter (REX).