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Canadians do business in every corner of the globe, but geography alone means that our economic strength will always depend disproportionately on North America. The Business Council of Canada championed the idea of a comprehensive free trade agreement with the United States in the 1980s and subsequently the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The economic success that has flowed from these two initiatives on its own is persuasive evidence that we should continue to build on their foundation.
The Business Council of Canada has created interactive maps to help citizens better understand the economic impact of North American trade. The Canada-U.S. trade map provides a national, state and congressional-level view of Canadian investments and business activity in the United States. The Canada-Mexico trade map is a state-by-state resource which highlights top export and import figures. NAFTA partners represent 68 per cent of Canada’s goods trade and 56 per cent of its services trade.
For more information, please see our North American trade maps: thebusinesscouncil.ca/trade-maps.