On 10 December 2020, the Department for International Trade (DIT) published a summary of the Trade Continuity Agreement with Canada, The agreement establishes an economic partnership between the UK and Canada, including a comprehensive free trade area. It maintains the effects of the EU-Canada CETA.  

The UK-Canada agreement covers: 

  • trade in goods – including provisions on preferential tariffs, tariff rate quotas and rules of origin 
  • sanitary and phytosanitary measures 
  • trade in services 
  • intellectual property, including geographical indications 
  • government procurement 

The agreement is intended to take effect from 1 January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

In addition to the DIT summary, there is a Parliamentary report available here. The 109 page Trade Continuity Agreement is available here. and Explanatory Memorandum is available here.