Update on the trade deal between EU and Canada (CIP11)

Find out details of when the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU will be implemented.


This Customs Information Paper (CIP) supplements CIP 10 (2017) concerning the EU and Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).


CIP 10 (2017) brought to your attention the EU and Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, specifically details on the preferential arrangements for Registered Exporter.

In CIP 10 (2017) it was explained that the agreement was expected to enter into force on 1 July. As this hasn’t been confirmed, it’s recommended that you check the EU TARIC, the UK Online Trade Tariff and the Official Journals for updates.


This is to confirm that CETA didn’t go live on 1 July and that there’s currently no indication as to when it will go live.

Therefore, this is to confirm that the preferential rates provided for under that agreement don’t yet apply and shouldn’t be claimed.

Further updates will be provided in due course.

Contact details

Any questions regarding the implementation of these preferential arrangements in the UK should be emailed to:

Issued on 6 July 2017 by Customer Strategy and Tax Design, Customs Directorate, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Published 25 July 2017