Having narrowly survived the battle with CETA, Canadian leaders are understandably nervous about prospects for TPP which requires the United States and Japan to ratify the agreement. Canada needs to think seriously about a “Plan B” and take control of its own fate. The first step in doing so is for the country to get serious about trade. An effective, clear-eyed and focused trade strategy is no longer a luxury. Canada currently has 11 full foreign trade agreements. This puts Canadian firms at a competitive disadvantage in Asia.