Greek fruit and veg exports to Canada expected to increase

The start of the provisional application of the European Union-Canada Trade Agreement (CETA) is expected to have a positive impact on Greek fruit and vegetable exports.

The Hellenic-Canadian Chamber considers "21 September 2017 a very important day for business relations between Greece and Canada."

The expert adviser of the Association of Greek Exporters and Traders of Fruit and Vegetables (INCOFRUIT-HELLAS,) Giorgos Polychronakis, also believes that the agreement will have a positive impact on Greek exports.

In his words, "the EU-Canada Agreement, abolishing duties on 98% of EU products exported to Canada, came into force on 21 September, with fresh fruit and vegetables included in the list of products that will be exempt from customs duties previously in force."

The abolition of tariffs already applicable to Community exports of fruit and vegetables creates new opportunities for Greek producers and traders and will boost exports to this market.

Greek exports of fresh fruit and vegetables to Canada in 2016 (kiwi, figs, etc.) amounted to just 1,342 tonnes worth 3,103,057 Euro."


Publication date: 9/29/2017

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