These CETA infographics explain exactly how the free trade agreement will help businesses

The EU International Trade Department created a series of helpful CETA infographics detailing the benefits for several specific industries – take a look!

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

What did I miss on CETA? Catching up on the most recent information

Here’s an overview of all of the most important information you need to know about CETA since the EU Parliament vote in February, and how you can benefit.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

How can Canadian SMEs take advantage of CETA?

To explore the new opportunities presented by CETA, we asked some Canadian trade experts to share their take in this month’s #TradeElite Twitter chat.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Canadian SMEs can overcome CETA and Brexit uncertainty in Europe

How are Canadian SMEs responding to these tumultuous times? Is the European market still a viable destination for their economic success?

Anna Biolik

Anna Biolik

Dr. Anna Biolik, Chief Executive Advisor and VP with the Allam Advisory Group is a former Canadian Ambassador and diplomat with over 30 years of public and private sectors experience in diplomacy, international commerce, trade policy, and international governmental affairs.

CETA met with strong opposition on both sides of the Atlantic ahead of ratification

CETA was designed from the ground up to streamline the trade process between signing members, but has also been met with immense criticism on both sides of the Atlantic.

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan writes for Ashton College, a post-secondary college in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 1998, Ashton College is committed to providing innovative, real-world education with flexible attendance options for those wishing to enhance their skills or change careers

5 things you need to know about CETA

If CETA comes into effect, as early as 2016, it will eliminate 98% of the tariffs between the EU and Canada.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

What’s Canada’s game plan for CETA?

At the same time, my Canadian paranoia is making me wonder how Canada managed to convince the European Union to join us in a Canada Europe Trade Agreement.

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and was a Trade Commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the US as well as President of the Canadian Council for the Americas during NAFTA negotiations. He has been a multinational executive and entrepreneur and is now a College lecturer, keynote speaker, and author based in Montreal. (e.vita-finzi@sympatico.ca)

Why ‘Going Dutch’ is the gateway To Europe (CETA)

The Netherlands Matters To Canada “Canada’s relationship with the Netherlands is much bigger than most people think. It is a big, mature, multi-faceted relationship with…

Vincent Chetcuti

Vincent Chetcuti

EDEN COMMUNICATIONS is an Ottawa-based research, writing and editing company, which has been in business since 1979. Mr. Vincent Chetcuti (eden.com@sympatico.ca), a former entertainment journalist, is the sole proprietor of Eden Communications. He has considerable expertise and experience in the international trade field having completed hundreds of projects for such organizations as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Forum for International Trade Training, and Team Canada Inc.

Ontario is seizing global opportunities to increase international trade for its businesses

With globalization, evolving trade agreements and increased competition, the province is taking action to help Ontario businesses expand their international trade to new markets through Ontario’s Global Trade Strategy, Seizing Global Opportunities.

Ontario Ministry of Trade

Ontario Ministry of Trade

The Ministry centrally coordinates trade activities in Ontario by working with the business community, key organizations and partner ministries to advance the province’s economic interests around the globe. The Ministry will integrate responsibility for trade strategy, trade missions and promotion among all ministry partners to increase Ontario’s exports and identify new markets.

Are free trade agreements really free?

In this moment in history, it is a good time to revisit the benefits of free trade agreements, and consider how to make its benefits more widespread.

Leila Aridi Afas and Evelyn Suarez

Leila Aridi Afas and Evelyn Suarez

Leila Aridi Afas has more than 15 years’ experience in international trade and investment, project development and finance, government relations and strategic communications. She proudly serves as Toyota’s Director of International Public Policy, where she collaborates with the company’s external affairs and corporate strategy teams to develop and advocate positions on global issues. She also provides insight on geopolitical trends and market developments. Prior to joining Toyota, Ms. Afas was appointed by President Obama to support the National Export Initiative’s goals of doubling U.S. exports in five years and creating two million American jobs. The views expressed in this article are her own. You may follow her on Twitter @TheTradeLady./ Ms. Suarez is an experienced customs and international trade lawyer with a special focus on import regulation as well as on anti-corruption and trade policy issues. She assists international clients in these uncertain times with strategic planning and compliance requirements. Her practice includes administrative, regulatory, legislative and litigation matters for global companies that are involved in importing, exporting, transportation, logistics, and customs brokerage. She can be reached via e-mail at esuarez@suarezfirm.com and at 202.552.0310.