Canada and Ireland are parties to several bilateral treaties, including the Social Security Agreement (1992) and the Blue Skies Air Agreement (2006). Bilateral trade between Canada and Ireland totaled $3.697 billion in 2018, with Canadian exports of $728 million $US and imports of $US 2.969 billion. Shared values and working practices, which co-exist with a series of bilateral agreements in areas such as research and development, make Irish and Canadian companies natural partners. The recently signed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada has the potential to further open access to these markets and facilitate the free movement of workers between the two coasts. Largest trade deficit in 2017: Other industrial goods of $1.3 billion Is it essential for transatlantic trade and transatlantic investment that states like Ireland cede their sovereignty to the jurisdiction of an ICS system? In the Economic Indicators section, data on PPP GDP, PPP GDP per capita, population, and international exports and imports of goods come from the World Bank`s Development Indicators Database. Classifications of goods and services are based on data from Statistics Canada. The Ease of Doing Business ranking comes from the World Bank`s Doing Business project. The World Competitiveness Ranking is derived from the World Economic Forum`s Global Competitiveness Report.