“We are educating exporters on how they can use these agreements and succeed abroad,” says Jordan Turley, trade commissioner in the new TCS Engagement division. Its mission is to promote free trade agreements and international business development to support under-represented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in international trade, such as for example. B LGBTQ2 businesses, women, Indigenous property and youth. In the end, the agreement between the two countries resulted in significantly liberalized trade between them and eliminated most of the remaining tariffs, although tariffs were only a small part of the free trade agreement. Average tariffs on goods crossing the border were well below 1% in the 1980s. Instead, Canada wanted unfettered access to the U.S. economy. The Americans, on the other hand, wanted access to Canada`s energy and cultural industry. The first trade agreement with the United States dates back to 1935 and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed with the United States.