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Canada’s free trade agreements

Expand your business to new markets where Canada has free trade agreements.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help you successfully navigate a free trade agreement (FTA) that presents businesses like yours with new advantages and excellent opportunities for growth in global markets.

Canada currently has 15 FTAs with 51 different countries. Together, these agreements cover 1.5 billion consumers worldwide.

Whether you sell goods or services or you’re seeking to find business partners in your supply chain, Canada’s FTAs help grow your business by:

  • Increasing your competitiveness: with lower or no tariffs, it could cost less to take your product or service to a new market than it would for a competitor bringing a similar product or service from another country without an FTA in place
  • Providing you with access to new consumers:
    • FTAs make it easier for you to sell to consumers in other countries, including foreign governments
    • FTAs can also include preferential rules that can simplify how you set up your operations outside of Canada
  • Making foreign markets more transparent and stable: FTAs take some of the guesswork out of exporting by offering Canadian businesses better predictability, protection and transparency in foreign markets
  • Removing potential barriers to trade: FTAs can reduce border-crossing delays to member countries, which gets your product to market more quickly

Grow your business in the European Union (EU)

The European Union (EU) is one of the largest economies in the world and Canada’s second-largest trading partner. The Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) presents Canadian businesses with preferential access to excellent opportunities for growth in the EU. Learn more about CETA and what it can do for your business.

Grow your business in the Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific is the world’s leading region of economic growth, offering big opportunities for trade expansion. Canadian businesses can get ahead of the global competition by using Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) — an agreement between Canada and 10 countries: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Grow your business in North America

Physical proximity and cultural alignment make North America a natural first international market for many Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Learn how to make the most of opportunities available for your business through Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) and get access to resources that will smooth your path into this lucrative market.

Search Canada’s list of trade and investment agreements

Learn more about Canada’s trade and investment agreements. Discover new opportunities to expand your international footprint. Canada’s broad (and growing) trade network gives Canadian companies preferred access to diverse markets all over the world.

Canada Tariff Finder

Quickly get tariff information for specific products and countries where Canada has a Free Trade Agreement. The Canada Tariff Finder tool is intuitive; it searches for tariff rates even without the harmonized system (HS) classification code.

Free Trade Agreement Contact Point:

If you are a Canadian company who wishes to report a market access issues, or have a question regarding technical barriers to trade and/or a regulation under one of Canada’s Free Trade Agreements, please contact Global Affairs Canada at:
E-mail : consultations@international.gc.ca

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