Canada-Israel Agreement Tariff


The removal of tariffs under the modernized agreement is expected to further strengthen Canadian exports to the Israeli market, although Canada`s exports to Israel continue to take a modest share of Canada`s global exports. This indicates that the increased growth in Canadian exports to Israel, resulting from the modernization of CAFTA, will continue to account for a very modest share of total Canadian production and will therefore have a very modest impact on the environment in Canada. Given that products entering the Canadian market from Israel already benefit from relatively low Canadian tariffs, the resulting increase in imports is expected to be very modest. CIFTA entered into force in 1997 and eliminated tariffs on all industrial products and certain agricultural, fish and seafood products. In 2003, additional tariff concessions were introduced for agricultural and fishery products2 After the entry into force of the modernized CIFTA, almost all Canadian agricultural, agricultural and seafood exports to Israel will benefit from preferential tariff treatment. This is an increase from 90% of these types of products processed at a good price under the non-modernised CIFTA. Canada will provide progressive duty-free access to Israeli agriculture and agricultural and food imports; However, Canadian tariffs on supply management products, such as dairy, poultry and eggs, are maintained. These products are excluded from any tariff reduction, extension or creation of quotas4 New provisions are also added to eliminate non-tariff barriers and to put in place mechanisms for Canada and Israel to cooperate to discuss, present and resolve issues relating to non-tariff barriers5 After the entry into force of the modernized CIFTA, Canada will apply tariffs on additional fish and seafood without delay. delete.

and agricultural imports from Israel. Among the main products from Israel that will benefit from this duty-free access are bakery products (pizzas, quiches, pretzels, pastries and biscuits), wine and various frozen vegetables. The modernization of CIFTA will improve market access for Canada`s agri-food and fish and seafood products and address specific interests in Canadian exports to the Israeli market. As part of CIFTA modernization, nearly 100 per cent of Canada`s agriculture, food, fish and seafood exports will benefit from some form of preferential market access in Israel, up from 90 per cent. While the preferential tariff treatment achieved under the modernized CIFTA will benefit Canadian producers, processors and exporters, the expected effects are modest and are expected to have very little potential impact on the environment. This conclusion is reinforced by the fact that Canadian fish and seafood exports to Israel are relatively limited ($1.5 million in 2014, or only 0.03% of Canada`s global fish and seafood exports, which were close to $5 billion in 2014). The first EA concluded that a modernized CIFTA would likely have a very low impact on the environment in Canada, given that while the agreement will benefit Canadian producers, processors and exporters, its impact is likely to be very small relative to Canada`s overall economic activity. . . .