Keep track of the international markets that matter to your business. Get the latest financial and macroeconomic information for both developed and emerging markets.
Commodity prices can impact exporting, world trade and your business, but you can stay abreast of prices and other indicators with this at-a-glance report.
Your new neighbours are increasingly defining the economic future. Get to know them!
It’s only been a few short weeks since the Mar. 29 hard Brexit deadline, but it feels like months. Since then, there’s been not one, but two extensions.
For Canadian companies expanding internationally, it’s vital to brush up on the culture, customs and etiquette of doing business in their target markets.
Is 2019 the right time to diversify trade? EDC Chief Economist Peter Hall explores the global economy within our geopolitical environment.
An accidental exporter, Neil Schwartz, shares his top five tips for exporting in Australia.
The U.S. economy is experiencing a huge influx of disaffected workers
EDC released its first ever stand-alone Human Rights Policy.
Export Development Canada’s, Chief Representative, Klaus Houben discusses the diverse trade and investment opportunities that exist within Southeast Asia for Canadian companies.
After accessing EDC Portfolio Credit Insurance, the environmental company saw sales grow by 60% and now exports to every continent
Catch-up economies are an increasingly important growth dynamo
From languages to luncheons, navigating business culture on the global stage can be a challenge. Join the experts and learn how to close deals without crossing cultural boundaries.
You’ve spoken to your banker, perhaps taken a course on export basics and ticked off all the boxes highlighting that you’re ready to take your business to the next level. It’s time to build an export plan.
Why is EDC opening up a representation in Atlanta? Good question.
EDC is growing in the United States by opening an office in Atlanta, Georgia to better serve the southeastern part of the country.
When a Fortune 250 company in the United States acquired our home-grown Canadian company in 2014, we knew we’d made it in the solar energy industry.
If you’re a Canadian company looking to sell internationally, a trade agreement between Canada and your target market can make it easier for you to do business there.
Women are rocking at starting new businesses, but they’re wary of growing outside of Canada. Here’s why that matters to all of us.
Since the solar power company launched in the United States at the beginning of 2018, revenue has almost doubled.
In a world of shifting political, environmental and economic climates, exporters are constantly facing new risks and opportunities. The Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these changes to help you make better trade and investment decisions.
Economy poised for liftoff, with a few bumps along the way
Getting started with exporting isn’t always easy. The good news: Even if you’re just considering taking that first step, you may be further along in the exporting journey than you think.
Canadian agriculture and agri-food producers have a bounty of information resources and support organizations available to help them capitalize on export opportunities.
Today, almost half of all small and medium-sized businesses in Canada are either partially or entirely owned by women.
Teresa Nizzola, EDC’s chief representative in Australia, shares five facts about doing business Down Under.
Today’s global risk environment is not going away anytime soon.
This material handling company started out in a garage, but used EDC’s credit insurance and Business Connection Program to support its international growth and is now worth $35 million.
The dominance of oil and gas in Alberta exports is gripping.
For those of you who recognize that your online efforts might not be as stellar as they should be, you’re not alone. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll know exactly what steps to take.
The growth record of ASEAN economies is reason enough to deepen ties.
Stephen Wilhelm, EDC’s regional vice-president of EMEA based in London, shares his insights on Brexit, the United Kingdom’s future and its impact on Canadian exporters.
One of our key impediments in Canada is that we seem to have a natural aversion to the risks, perceived or real, of dealing in Asian markets.
Few Canadian women entrepreneurs are expanding their businesses into international markets.
What Canadian exporters need to know
Finding new customers is the top challenge faced by most Canadian exporters. To help overcome that hurdle, the expert panelists from our webinar, Making the Connection with New Customers, offer these tips.
Without EDC’s products, the company would not have been able to accept at least six large global contracts.
The CPTPP is now in force for six of 11 countries. We offer 11 tips on how best to use it.
Is a new model of the economy in the works, and if so, what does it look like?
Mexico’s macroeconomic framework remains strong. But some of the president’s initial moves have investors concerned about policy implementation and contract certainty.
Five tips on exporting success from the world’s largest cultural planning firm
As an exporter, the quality of your relationships with your suppliers, your employees, your partners and customers is an essential component of you success.
EDC’s Jennifer Cooke embraces new role to help women-led businesses overcome barriers to go global.
Additional working capital from EDC helped this video game company sustain its growth abroad.
The stakes are high, elevating this to one of the top Canadian – and global – international trade concerns. No one knows this better than both the U.S. and China. So, will it end well?
If you’re like most Canadians, you dream of getting away to sunnier climes during our cold, harsh winter.
Jennifer Cooke, EDC’s new Corporate Lead for Women in Trade shares three challenges women entrepreneurs face when exporting.
Additional working capital from EDC and logistics support from eShipper helped this animal-free parka company reach cold climates beyond Canadian borders.
What if our key growth issue isn’t demand, but capacity?
Identifying the social, political and economic challenges facing Canadian businesses in the world today.
Developing cultural intelligence—which is the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts—will give you a critical advantage.
One of the best things about going to trade shows is seeing what your competitors are up to.
Loan guarantees from EDC helped this auto parts maker purchase the tooling it needed to fill a massive order from General Motors
As one of the world’s largest food producers, Canada is a major player on the global agri-food stage.
EDC reveals Top 10 Global Risks facing Canada’s exporters
Learn how Wuxly Movement CEO, James Yurichuk, goes through a day leading the animal-free parka company.
The U.S. economy is healthy and consumer demand is strong, so prospects for export sales are good.
Additional working capital allows Hamilton-based company to get new product to market faster, gain foothold in Latin America
Is this key cause of US populism insurmountable?
In 2017, for the first time, the proportion of service exporters was greater than goods exporters. Here are just some of the key takeaways from the webinar, Selling Your Services to the World.
Find out what 1,000 Canadian exporters experienced in the last half of 2018, plus what their plans are for the future.
The ASEAN-Canada Business Council (CABC) argues ASEAN should become Canada’s next free-trade partner
Are interest rate hikes too much for the economy to handle?
The Trade Confidence Index is a survey we take each fall and spring.
After rapid expansion, this digital media buying agency leveraged EDC’s Export Guarantee Program to get access to more working capital from its bank.
Mexico’s future hangs in the balance
EDC’s Export Guarantee Program helped CubeHX secure working capital.
Canada’s economic traffic may be slowing…but there is a fast lane
If you hire employees who are originally from other countries, you’re more likely to export to those markets. Here are some other benefits for hiring new or well-travelled Canadians.
Many companies are already exporting services, an intangible good, without even knowing it.
This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company accessed more working capital from its bank with help from EDC.
The world economy will have a number of hurdles to overcome in 2019
Owner Mark Bedard, who launched MTL as a small spinoff of his father’s refrigeration business in 1997, credits his company’s ability to win multi-million-dollar contracts in the U.S. for its sizzling success.
EDC’s bi-annual Trade Confidence Index survey reveals mood of 1,000 Canadian exporters
Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson says entrepreneurs need to take risks to be successful.
Canadian beauty maven Daniele Henkel shares four lessons she learned on her successful export journey.
Canadian banks won’t typically count overseas assets as collateral, but with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, you can leverage assets outside of Canada and get more access to financing.
This technology company attributes 85 per cent of its sales to exports, and EDC has been there to support and maintain its international growth.
Understand the past to navigate the future of country risk.
Mexico is expected to step into a new chapter of economic growth.
In today’s environment, small businesses rely heavily on quality internet access. Having a strong internet enables entrepreneurship.
In only four years, Sera4 has grown from a small two-person operation to a multimillion-dollar enterprise—all due to export sales.
CEO of Software-as-a-Service company, Ackroo, explains why partnerships and acquisitions are a great strategy for global growth.
EDC Trade Adviser, Jordan Duff, shares which.
2018 was an eventful export year: A look at the top five stories, and ahead at next year’s top five.
If you’re a small online service provider, you may not even think of yourself as an exporter. Here’s why you should, and how you can further expand your business internationally.
Whether you’re thinking about taking your company global or you’re already exporting, Connie Jensen, EDC’s Content Marketing Manager, shares some great advice from companies EDC worked with in 2018.
Businesses need to embrace digital technologies or risk falling behind.
Nearly 1,000 exporters share their concerns and expectations for 2019 in our Trade Confidence survey. Benefit from their insight and see if you agree.
Canadian exporters confidence: from surge to dirge?
Export Development Canada recognizes the considerable strain on Canada’s oil and gas sector. As part of the Government of Canada’s response plan, EDC is committed to supporting Canadian companies in the oil and gas sector through this difficult time.
EDC’s Export Guarantee Program and Porfolio Credit Insurance allowed this company to go into markets it otherwise would have avoided.
One reason to consider Brazil for your exports is that it’s a big, active market.
Globalization is under attack…or is it?
Accounts receivable insurance can be an important tool for helping your business succeed and grow when you begin exporting.
Canadian SMEs need a plan in place prior to exporting to the U.S.: identify a region, develop a market-entry strategy and secure a working capital.
Access to working capital from EDC helped this immersive entertainment company expand.
CUSMA: Bumpy road to ratification?