Yes. The small business chapter in this agreement is very important. It's only the second or third agreement now. The small business chapter first appeared in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, and this one has adopted it at this scale. The reason it's important is that it recognizes the differences small businesses have in international trade.
When you look at the details, you see that it's non-binding. It's only looking at how to better communicate and share information. It's the principle behind it that's really important. Recognizing that small businesses are important in the international trade sphere, that, I think, is key.
I'd love to see innovation, or I guess some additions, happen, not just in that chapter, but throughout the agreement, in areas that are important for small businesses and which I mentioned earlier.
Dealing with trade facilitation is really the biggest issue. It's the way you deal with the regulations, with customs processes. These are the areas that are the most important for smaller companies.
Duties are important, and everybody wants to make...but at least you can understand them. It's the unexpected what we call non-tariff trade barriers that make the biggest difference in a small business. Making sure, when we're looking at ways to reduce customs processes and reduce regulations, that we're thinking about the impacts upon the small companies—they are different from those upon large companies—is the area in which I hope this will go further.
By including this chapter, I hope that when we're discussing how to address the regulatory barriers and how to make trade easier, we're thinking about the issues in the context of small companies, because their challenges are very different.