In September, at the Port of Montreal’s Viau Terminal, the federal Minister of International Trade, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, officially heralded the first day of the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The event was held at the Port’s new international container terminal in the company of representatives of the Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal, several ambassadors and consuls, and representatives from the business communities of Canada and the European Union (EU). Choosing the Port of Montreal to hold this event confirms its pivotal role in international trade and its unique position in Canada. Over 80% of containerized cargo between Canada and the European Union transits through the Port of Montreal, making it the largest port in Canada for container traffic with the European Union.
Over 80% of containerized goods between Canada and the European Union go through the Port of Montreal.