Nicholas decides he wants to cash in on his Trade Strategy Card and also reminds the other players of their previous promise to pay him 1 Trade Good each as soon as they get one.
He decides on option "a" and opens up trade. He immediatley gains 3 Trade Goods and adds them to his Race Sheet. There are currently no unassigned Trade Contracts so he will not be making any decisions approving new Trade Agreements.
He also receives Trade Goods for all active Trade Agreements. Nicholas receives 2 Trade Goods from those agreements.
The net result is that Nicholas receives a total of 5 Trade Goods. Three from the Strategy Card Primary Ability and 2 from active Trade Agreements.
In clockwise order, the players can choose to play the Secondary Ability.
Steve has the option of performing the Secondary Ability for Strategy Card 5.