This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-GOYM29

Certification requirements affect UK car exports to Canada

in Canada

Trade barrier summary

Imported cars must follow Canadian motor vehicle safety standards. Ensuring vehicles meet these standards adds to costs for UK exporters.

Canadian standards generally follow UK and US standards but there are some minor differences that result in increase compliance costs for UK firms. These differences have minimal impacts on car safety and so harmonising the UK and Canada's car certification requirements could mitigate these costs which in turn will improve automotive trade between Canada and the UK.

Sectors affected

  • Automotive



Date reported

18 January 2021

Last updated

1 June 2022

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