Ask an expert: Trade agreements

Free trade agreement (FTA) experts Pierre Marc Johnson and Frédéric Seppey explain some of the ins and outs of FTAs beyond the tariffs. 

Video Highlights

  • FTAs give Canada better access in specific emerging markets
  • Successfully negotiated FTAs give Canada competitive advantages in the global economy
  • The tariff phase-out period helps give sectors time to adjust to the change in the market
  • The lesser-known parts of the FTA can allow the best conditions possible for trade