The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into force on January 1, 1994 and created the world`s largest post-GDP free trade region. Until 2014, NAFTA`s GDP was estimated at more than $20 trillion, with a market of 474 million people.   Based on this success, Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with more than 40 countries and has free trade agreements, most recently with South Korea, Canada`s first free trade agreement with an Asia-Pacific partner. Since 2018, Canada has also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement with 10 other Pacific countries.  On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally implemented, immediately removing 98% of the EU`s customs positions on Canadian products.  Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Free trade with the last G7 country, Japan, began with the entry into force of the CPTP on 30 December 2018. Which country gives you access to 1.5 billion consumers in 51 countries? Canada. In terms of access to the global market, things are not improving.
With 14 free trade agreements covering 60% of global GDP, Canada is opening doors to cross-border growth. Canada is currently engaged in various bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries around the world. Here are the free trade agreements underway in Canada: For more information on the impact that the procurement rules of different trade agreements can have on a particular contract or contracting, please see the following resources: Environmental Impact Assessment of trade agreements, including the framework and process. Canada is regularly referred to as a trading nation, with total trade accounting for more than two-thirds of its GDP (the second highest level in the G7 after Germany).   Of all of this trade, approximately 75% are wiretapped with countries that are part of free trade agreements with Canada, particularly with the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  At the end of 2014, bilateral trade in Canada reached $1 trillion for the first time.  National and international trade agreements on public procurement: learn more about Canada`s trade policy and key trade priorities, including how access to foreign markets is essential to our prosperity. Memorandums of understanding, air agreements and more. The Canadian Tribunal for International Trade (CITT) is the leading quasi-judicial institution in Canada`s trade assistance system.