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With CETA, the Netherlands is now able to export 98% of its products duty-free to Canada, which should benefit major sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, machinery and electrical equipment, oil products, motor vehicles, textiles and agri-food products.
Canada has also provided unprecedented levels of access to its procurement market at the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal levels, as well as access to the public utilities and transportation sectors. To enhance transparency and accessibility, Canada will have until five years from the date of CETA’s provisional application to develop a single point of access where suppliers can find CETA-covered procurement notices for all levels of government.
CETA secures Dutch companies access to the Canadian services market. Canada committed not to impose citizenship or residency requirements as a condition for certain Dutch professionals seeking to engage in an activity in Canada (lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, etc.).
Canada has accepted liberalisation of certain maritime transport services and has taken market access commitments with respect to dredging, repositioning of empty containers, and feedering services on the Halifax-Montreal route.
CETA contains a comprehensive intellectual property (IP) chapter, which provides the Netherlands’ innovators, creators, and other IP rights holders with a transparent and predictable framework for the protection and enforcement of their IP rights in the Canadian marketplace. CETA includes specific commitments on copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, pharmaceutical IP, geographical indications (GIs) and IP rights enforcement measures, building on the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and multilateral treaties under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to which Canada and the EU are both party.