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Canada: A Small Open Economy

Canada has a small economy, which should translate into weaker economic growth projections. Canada relies intensely on its trade for enhancement and maintenance of standard of living. Recent expansion and growth of trade and prospects of business in developing market provided Canada with the prospect of trade with China and other similar markets. Market moderation resulted in the reduction of growth in Canadian international trade. Canadian traders needed to find newer grounds and solutions outside the natural reserves. The solution was found in international trade and free trade agreements.
Initially, Canada was in no shape to manufacture goods, the natives hunted and bought their needs by supplying fish and furs for trade. This basically established the link between Canada and Europe, and was the initial face of free trade. The connection of Canada and America trade established quite late, but USA became the most significant partner of trade with Canada.
After WWII, the face of trading changed for entire world. Canada established strong connections with Japan, and with Pacific Rim Connection the Japanese industrialisation started, international trade with many countries of pacific region. In 1993, Canada signed NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), with America and Mexico to remove trading hurdles. This agreement was basically devised by Americans, who already had a strong business tie with Mexico, but this also benefited Canada in a great manner. Mexico has a very diverse and big consumer demand, which benefits Canada a lot. Canadian businesses also benefit from the low cost of labour in Mexico. This agreement opened new gates for the Canadian market to south and Central America. With the success of NAFTA, many other nations were interested in having business ventures with Canada.…...

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