The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are two of the well-known trade agreements, but there are many others that govern trade between countries. If these trade agreements disappeared (either by unilateral dissolution or by the introduction of a tax on imported goods), the impact on your supply chain for small businesses would likely focus on increasing the cost of goods. To offset these cost increases, you may need to: as a small entrepreneur, you should recognize the position of your supply chain in terms of global trade. Trade agreements probably affect your costs and the ability to deliver to your customers. And if these trade agreements are changed, renegotiated or eliminated, you need to know what the impact of your supply chain is. Conversely, if your small business was a corn producer in Mexico, you may have seen another EFFECT of NAFTA on your small business when Mexico started buying most of its corn in the United States. As an exporter, you may be more in favour of keeping trade agreements intact, as they could give you a competitive advantage in some foreign markets. For example, NAFTA is one of the main reasons why, if your small business is corn farming, you may have sold some of the approximately 12 million tonnes of maize that the United States exported to Mexico in 2016. To be considered an eligible company in the “business impact” category, the company must: A BIA is generally a multi-phase process that includes the following steps (with possible future interviews): – Collecting information on both surveys and personal interviews – Analysis of the information collected – Developing a results documentation report – Presentation of results to respondents – Possible memorization of information in the UCSF repository BC Catalyst The information collected may be the participation of the functional owner of the data or the system/application, a description of the main activities that carry out the business units, subjective rankings of the importance of certain processes, names or organizations that depend on normal operating processes, estimates of quantitative effects related to a given business function and non-financial effects of loss of function , critical information systems and their users, the employees needed to restore important systems, and the time and steps required for a business unit to recover to a normal working state can be part of the information obtained during a computer operation. Issues to be addressed during the investigation phase include the interdependence between systems, business processes and services, the extent of the risk of failure, responsible responsibilities related to service level agreements, staff and space that may be required at a restoration site, special supplies or communications equipment required for restoration. An information technology BIA can begin to identify applications that support critical business functions, interdependencies between existing systems, potential error points, and costs associated with system failure. During the analysis phase, risks are assessed and operating time requirements and NTOs and RPO are prioritized.