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 and British Columbian governments are signatories to international and domestic agreements designed to reduce or eliminate barriers to trade. 

Trade agreements provide preferential market access, making it easier and more efficient to do business. These agreements:

  • Outline clear rules, increasing predictability;
  • Reduce costs through the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers and;
  • Provide a mechanism to address discriminatory practices that hinder trade and investment.
More information on these agreements can be found here: