Belgium

CETA - a boost for jobs and exports in Belgium

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Belgium already export a wide range of goods and services to Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

1,676 The number of Belgian companies that export to Canada.

72% The share of Belgian companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

23,000 The number of jobs in Belgium that EU exports to Canada help support.

865,000 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Canada help support.

 

What kind of products does Belgium export to Canada?

Companies across Belgium export goods and services to Canada.
Let's take three towns or cities:

 
 

Exports and Imports

Belgium and Canada already have a close trading relationship. CETA will give it a big boost.

12th Canada is Belgium's 12th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€2.3 bn The value of Belgian exports to Canada.

€3.7 bn The value of Belgian imports from Canada.

 

Meet a Belgian exporter

CETA will help WeWatt, a Belgian start-up, sell more of its cycling desks in Canada. Find out more.

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2016. The product examples are drawn from a representative sample of all EU companies exporting to Canada.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2013 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, 2015. EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income. Figures based on latest available data (2011).