first trades

first trades

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  • We can offer you furs and pelts from our unique animals here. 
  • European settlers first interactions with local aboriginal tribes.
  • 1600's Canada
  • We have come here to do trading with you and your people.
  • Raw materials such as lumbar and pelts were traded from Canada to Europe. It was in Europe where things were made and then brought back to Canada to be sold and purchased.
  • 1700's Canada
  • We live here now!
  • The United States would claim it's independence from Europe which eliminated trade between these two places. The US then started it's own industry to support itself. 
  • 1700's United States
  • We can make our own stuff now!
  • Today the US is Canada's largest trading partner. The US relies heavily on Canada for raw materials such as water and oil, 
  • Present Day United States
  • We can make cheap, easy and affordable goods for our partners.
  • After WW2, trade with Japan began and the past 30 years have seen China as a partner as well. These two countries are in the top five for Canadian trade partnerships. 
  • Asia
  • We're very good at making high-tech equipment and quality cars. 
  • The partnership with Mexico is a recent one but has proven to be a good one. Canada and Mexico can trade goods free of tariff taxes thanks to NAFTA that was signed in 1993.
  • Mexico
  • We can make affordable manufacturing goods as well as fruits and vegetables thanks to our unique and warm climate year-round. 
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