Access to Major Markets

Positioned between the US and European markets, the region provides ease of access to over 440 million consumers living in the rest of Canada, the US, and Mexico.

Canada’s inclusion in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ensures the seamless and tariff-free shipment of goods and services from Cape Breton to over 440 million consumers living in the rest of Canada, the US and Mexico.

Canada and the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in principle on a comprehensive trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two partners, and create jobs and opportunities for Canadians. The agreement will provide Cape Breton companies with access to the European Union’s 500 million consumers and its lucrative 28 country market which currently generates $17 trillion in annual economic activity.