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QuickFacts: Key facts and figures on Canada-South Korea trade deal

OTTAWA - After almost a decade of difficult, on-and-off again talks, Canada and South Korea have agreed to a comprehensive free trade agreement, the first for Canada with an Asian-Pacific nation. Here are some key facts about the deal.

— South Korea gross domestic product: $1.1 trillion.

— Canada gross domestic product: $1.8 trillion.

— Canada-South Korea merchandise trade in 2012: $10.1 billion.

— Average South Korea tariffs on Canadian goods: 13.3 per cent.

— Average Canadian tariffs on South Korean goods: 4.3 per cent.

— Tariff lines to be eliminated by South Korea once deal fully implemented: 98.2 per cent.

— Tariff lines to be eliminated by Canada once deal fully implemented: 97.8 per cent.

— Tariff lines to be eliminated by South Korea on first day of implementation: 81.9 per cent.

— Tariff lines to be eliminated by Canada on first day of implementation: 76.4 per cent.

The Canadian Press


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