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The CETA trade deal is supposed to involve only the EU and Canada, but Canada has already a trade deal with the USA and Mexico : I don't understand how this is possible. For example, if I own one company in Paris, one company in Toronto and one company in New York, I can sell my product to myself from Europe to Canada and then from Canada to the US (or all in reverse). How could any tariff apply in such a case ? (my product never crossed a "trade border", yet it moved freely from EU to USA )

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"Rules of origin" cover this. Try

Essentially the rules tell someone trading between two places with a free trade agreement in which circumstances something partly originally imported from a third country (whether under another free trade agreement or having paid an original tariff) can be freely traded under the agreement

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