CETA – a boost for jobs and exports in Slovenia

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Canada has excellent relations with Slovenia, a NATO ally since 2004, and a member of the European Union, which is one of Canada’s most important international partners.

Bilateral relations Canada-Slovenia

Canada has excellent relations with Slovenia, a NATO ally since 2004, and a member of the European Union, which is one of Canada’s most important international partners. Canada recognized Slovenian independence in January 1992, and established diplomatic relations a year later. There are approximately 40,000 Canadians of Slovenian origin. Slovenia has an Embassy in Ottawa, an Honorary Consulate General in Burlington and honorary consulates in Vancouver, Calgary and Moncton. Canada’s Ambassador to Slovenia resides in Budapest, Hungary and is assisted by an honorary consul in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital.

Trade relations

Canada and Slovenia enjoy a mutually beneficial and growing commercial relationship, including trade in goods and services, investment, and cooperation on innovation, science and technology. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement provides further opportunities to build a stronger bilateral economic relationship. In 2020 bilateral merchandise trade totalled $341.5 million.  Canadian exports were $104.4 million and imports from Slovenia were $237.1 million.

Country or region: Canada
Trade topics: Negotiations and agreements Trade in your town
EU exporter: Slovenia

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Slovenia already export a wide range of goods and services to Canada.

CETA will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so. Read the country factsheet for full details.

Companies and jobs

79%

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

1,500

The number of jobs in Slovenia 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 Slovenia export to Canada?

Companies across Slovenia export goods and services to Canada.

Let’s take three towns or cities:

In your town – Canada – Slovenia - 1

Exports and Imports

€41 m

The value of Slovenia’s trade surplus with Canada.

€86 m

The value of Slovenian exports to Canada.

€45 m

The value of Slovenian imports from Canada.
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