As you mentioned, it would be very interesting to have SMEs around the table before free trade agreements are signed. Engaging in dialogue with SMEs and the associations that work closely with them is certainly one way to determine which countries to engage in free trade agreements.
Once a free trade agreement is signed, the government should also be able to explain to SMEs and businesses the content of the agreement. Our organization did that after the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement was signed. We took the initiative. We hade to navigate various government entities to find out who to contact. When the government signs a new agreement, it should automatically have a more technical briefing, beyond the usual departmental one, to properly inform businesses of the impact of the free trade agreement on them.
Those are certainly tools that could be developed and that we could distribute to chambers of commerce. First, there could be consultations, and once the free trade agreement is signed there could be information sessions. Those are certainly solutions to be considered.
My colleague might be able to suggest other measures.