Nygård continued to promote the principle of Free Trade with many community and international leaders and groups:
In 1984, Nygård was appointed Co-Chairman of a 15-member task force created to make recommendations to the Federal Government about long-term industrial strategies for Canada's textile and clothing industries.
In 1985, he was the only apparel representative to be appointed to the International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC), a body which is charged with the task of formulating and advising the Government of all matters of trade including the US - Canada bilateral negotiations.
In 1986, Nygård was appointed to the Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade (SAGIT) as Chairman of the Apparel & Fur Group to further assist with the principles and policies of Free Trade. Globalization and the liberalization of trade have always been mainstays of his business philosophy, but Nygård believes this must be tempered with new philosophies and realistic Government policies.
In 1989, amongst his political endeavors, Peter Nygård became a founding member of the Canada - USSR Business Council to be the leading voice for trade between the two countries. This honorary appointment resulted in Nygård spending much time away from his business, to conduct face-to-face meetings with world leaders of that time, such as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. – less–ZoomInfo