Trade Agreements

When you do business with Canada, you gain the benefits of dealing with one of the world’s most open, transparent and stable trading economies.

The Canadian government is the signatory to international and domestic agreements designed to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade. 

Trade agreements provide preferential and improved market access in other jurisdictions for BC’s workers, goods, and services, making it easier and more efficient to do business. These agreements:
  • Outline clear rules, increasing predictability;
  • Reduce costs through the reduction and/or elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers and;
  • Provide a mechanism to address discriminatory practices that hinder trade and investment.
More information on key international trade agreements can be found here: 
Information on domestic trade agreements can be found here: