Canada and the United States share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship, which supports millions of jobs in each country. Closer collaboration and smart border management can improve each country’s ability to address security risks while promoting job creation, sustainable growth, competitiveness and prosperity. Political leadership is critical in injecting urgency and providing clear direction to the complex network of existing institutions and arrangements that define the bilateral relationship.
Canada and Mexico are among each other’s largest trading partners, and Mexico’s economic prospects foretell an even greater commercial relationship in the future. Together, Canada, the United States and Mexico forged the North American Free Trade Agreement, the largest free trade region in the world at the time. Today, increasing competition from abroad underscores the need for the three countries to work together even more closely.