CETA - a boost for jobs and exports in Poland

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Poland 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

1,818 The number of Polish companies that export to Canada.

78% The share of Polish companies exporting to Canada that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

59,000 The number of jobs in Poland 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 Poland export to Canada?

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


Exports and Imports

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

10th In services, Canada is Poland's 10th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€1 bn The value of Poland's trade surplus with Canada.

€1.3 bn The value of Polish exports to Canada.

€318 m The value of Polish imports from Canada.


Meet a Polish exporter

Ewa Bis is a Polish fruit and vegetable exporter. CETA will tackle a range of issues that will help it do business in Canada. Find out more.

  • 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).