I wonder if you can keep a maximum number of goods. If you don`t act all the ones you have in a certain turn and then get more, can you keep stacking them? Don`t see many reasons to do so, but a player who has a head start in VPs might not be with someone who is willing to negotiate with them for a few rounds. Could such a player store 10-12 goods and have a large reserve when someone else starts to look like a bigger threat? When a player gives a commodity to another player, that merchandise turns into merchandise; the player who receives the goods overturns the token on his commercial side. Players are encouraged to fill out the goods through the Trade Policy Card and exchange them in mutually beneficial transactions. When 2 players trade their “Trade Agreement” cards Ex: Arborec (3 raw materials) and Jol-Nar (4 raw materials) commercial goods, commercial goods are a universal currency that players will use to produce units or to corroborate other empires. A player can display a commercial good as a resource or influence. Plastic bricks represent different classes of ships and ground forces. Players are limited to the number of pifs made available with the game, with the exception of fighters and ground troops. Counters are included for registration, including command marks, control markings, post-D commercial goods, and additional combat and ground troop counters.
The maps are used to pursue global ownership, trade agreements, technologies, public objectives, secret objectives, special measures and political voting plans.  During the active player, he can negotiate a transaction with one or more of his neighbors, even during a fight. As part of a transaction, traders can trade any number of goods and goods. Me for a mechanic like that. This means that your neighbours will be more your trading partners than a permanent threat. This combined the game with a stronger focus on capturing and holding By Mechitol Rex (new imperial card) I can see games that are reshuffling on 2 or 3 commercial alliances. It`s great to just play next door. It will discourage the beginning of the insidious attack game, it will promote expansion for reasons other than the attack, it will make vortexes in trade routes. I think that in TI3, with the new objectives, all the variants that favor combat, it is always better to let others do the fight (first). Honestly, in our group, trade is one of the least picked strategies.
While it is true that it gives you a nice income and a mercenary, it will not prevent you from attacking your neighbor if it achieves a goal. There are also commercial goods to someone who has not chosen the business strategy. There are no real consequences for attacks (except diplomatic relations, which are upset) because you will be able to conclude the same trade agreements again in the next round.