Trade between Germany and Canada (including travel and tourism) was about $6 billion in 2019. NOTE: The trade agreement applies to customs duties, not taxes. All existing GST/HST for imports into Canada and VAT on eu imports have yet to be paid. Canada-Germany Trade and Investment Agreement: With 82.4 million people, Germany is the largest country in the European Union (EU). It is one of the top 20 countries per capita in terms of global gross domestic product, making it one of the richest countries in the world. For Canadian exporters, the activity in Germany offers not only access to this rich domestic market, but also to the world`s largest trading bloc. Do you want to expand your business to the German market? Learn about the best opportunities in the sector and how to take advantage of the Canada-EU trade agreement. He was followed by Dr. Guido Westerwelle, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, who took the opportunity to thank Canada for its support of German unity in recent decades. In his policy speech, he stressed the importance of free trade and celebrated the ever-growing partnership between Canada and Germany, based on shared values and ideas.
“By combining the best of research and science in many countries, we remain competitive in a globalized world. In this regard, Germany, the EU and Canada have much to offer,” said Guido Westerwelle. Canada and Germany have a close and friendly partnership that is reflected in our active international cooperation and healthy economic and investment relations. Canada and Germany are global partners who share a common commitment to strengthen multilateralism and the rules-based international order, including by the Alliance for Multilateralism. A long-time partner in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), we work closely together on security and defence issues and are also members of the G7 and G20, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Within these organizations and other international organizations, we defend common values and interests in areas such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law, world peace and security, global trade and the environment, and the fight against climate change. The Canadian Embassy in Germany is located in the heart of Berlin, where the Berlin Wall has separated the eastern and western parts of the city. Canada has consulates in the cities of Munich and Dusseldorf, as well as an honorary consul in Stuttgart.
These consulates focus on helping Canadians, promoting trade and investment relations. Canada and Germany have a strong and diversified trade relationship that includes trade, investment, science and technology. Bilateral trade and trade with the EU as a whole have increased in recent years. According to the federal government, this is not due in part to CETA, the comprehensive economic and trade agreement between Canada and the EU, which has been on an interim basis since September 21, 2017. OTHER URL: www.canadainternational.gc.ca/germany-allemagne/ Did you know you can save money on your international programming 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 contribute to growth and jobs. It removes about 98% of all import duties on products originating in the EU or Canada, making it easier to import and export and cheaper. All it takes is a simple explanation to be added to the commercial bill. In force since September 2017, it is expected to save European exporters alone about 590 million euros in tariffs per year.1 TORONTO, April 14 /CNW Telbec/ – A century ago, the first Canada-Germany trade agreement marked the beginning of today`s excellent trading relationship.