Canada and the UK Trade after Brexit - how its going.
Updated: Dec 22, 2022
What has changed? What are the challenges?
How much of these changes have been generated by Brexit? (Not the pandemic)
Are businesses concerned about the new FTA?
What have we learnt from CETA that we can adopt to this new FTA?
The UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement entered into force on April 1, 2021 - preserving preferential market access for both Canadian and UK businesses.
The UK and Canada launched negotiations on a new Free Trade Agreement in March of this year, aiming to bring benefits for both countries and strengthen a trading relationship already worth over £19 billion in 2020.
Building on the benefits of the UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement, the new Free Trade Agreement will go further than ever before in areas like innovation, digital, data, the environment and women’s economic empowerment.
On October 26th, 2022 the BCCTC hosted a conversation on how things have changed until now, we heard from experts in customs and logistics and from British Canadian companies importing / exporting goods.
The panel provided an overview of the current situation, and tips for those looking at exporting/importing between Canada and the UK.
Meet your panelists:
Christina Fisker, Vice President, FCL Fisker Customs & Logistics Inc.
Christian Siviere, President, Solimpex
Andrew May, Owner, Tea At The White House
Graham Devitt, Trade Commissioner at Global Affairs Canada
Taking place just before “International Trade Week” - UK’s largest trade and export-focused event hosted by the UK Department for International Trade, this event also connected Canada to British companies looking for new markets.