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As a proud sponsor of the Toronto Board of Trade’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) since 2015, Export Development Canada (EDC) views TAP as an essential training platform providing trade and export planning that allows Canadian companies to go, grow and succeed internationally. EDC trusts this collection of resources will assist in the development and building of your export plan.


 

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E-Commerce


 

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Blog - Costing and financing e-commerce platforms

How to choose, cost out and finance an e-commerce platform for your Canadian business.

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Blog - Getting it all together: Your step-by-step e-commerce summary

Evolve your digital strategy in the face of COVID-19’s impacts.

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Blog - Entering Europe through the Netherlands: An e-commerce haven

The Netherlands is a growing e-commerce hub for Canadian exporters.
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Blog - The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

 

 

 

 

Export & Market Strategy


 

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Article - Three Emerging Markets to Watch (Vietnam, Thailand and the UAE)

Trois marchés émergents à surveiller : le Vietnam, la Thaïlande et les Émirats arabes unis.
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Article - Expanding to Australia: What you need to know

Australia is a strategic gateway to Asia-Pacific for Canadian exporters

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Guide - Global Economic Outlook

The Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these risks to help you make better trade and investment decisions.
The Commodity Tracker

Guide- Commodity Tracker

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.
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Article - Top 10 global trends in 2021

EDC’s Economics team identifies the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian companies, including the impact of COVID-19, global protectionism, inflation, climate change and social unrest.

 

 

 

 

International Finance


 

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Guide - Is your FX hedging strategy working for you?

Foreign exchange risk management is easier with our FOREX Guarantee. Purchase foreign exchange contracts without the need for collateral.
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Article - Finding cash for your small business

Discover all the ways you can get the capital you need to help your business grow.
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Guide - EDC Inclusive Trade Investments Program (ITIP) 

Export Development Canada (EDC)'s Inclusive Trade Investments Program addresses the challenge of lack of equitable access to capital for Canadian exporting businesses owned or led by women, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ2+, Black and other racialized communities, and persons with disabilities.
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Guide - Global Financial Markets

Keep track of the international markets that matter to your business. Get the latest financial and macroeconomic information for both developed and emerging markets.

 

 

 

 

International Law


 

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Blog - Made in Canada: Understanding certificates of origin

Certificates of origin (COs) are legal documents that declare the origin of a product. When you export goods to an overseas customer, you must include a CO with your shipment.
CSR strategy

Article - 7 tips to build your own CSR strategy

When it comes to corporate social responsibility (CSR), you not only have to do good, but you have to be seen as doing good, and will always be challenged to do better. Read our advice on developing a CSR strategy early, before a problem arises, as well as mechanisms for handling potential issues.

 

 

 

 

International Marketing Strategy


 

Sydney Opera House with skyline at sunset

Article - Expanding to Australia: What you need to know

With a skilled labour force, almost three decades of consecutive growth, numerous free trade agreement, Australia offers plenty of opportunities for Canada companies across multiple sectors.
Going to Australia

Blog - Australia: What to know before you go

Teresa Nizzola, EDC’s chief representative in Australia, shares five facts about doing business Down Under.
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Blog - Doing business in Mexico: 12 essential etiquette tips

Learn a little Spanish. Embrace the country: Mexicans are proud people and will appreciate your appreciation of their country. Visit often: There’s no substitute for face-to-face encounters.
 
 
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Blog - Diversify your service exports by expanding to the EU

If you’re considering developing or diversifying your service exports, the European Union (EU) is ripe for opportunities. Several provisions in this agreement can help you accelerate your entry into the EU market.
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Blog - Doing business in Italy: What Canadian exporters need to know

In 2018, Italy had the fourth-largest economy in the EU, according to the International Monetary Fund. The country is also Europe’s second-largest manufacturing nation after Germany, with enormous capabilities across a wide range of industries. Here’s what Canadian exporters need to know about doing business in Italy. 
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Article - Doing business in Turkey

With one of the world’s top economies and located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a strategic market for Canadian companies 
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Blog - Doing business in India: 14 etiquette tips

The trading relationship between Canada and India is strong, with two-way trade at $9.3 billion in 2018, more than doubling from $4.2 billion in 2010. Ruzan Desai, EDC’s regional manager in India, shared what Canadians need to know to do business in this booming economy.

 

 

 

 

Other


 

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Article - Negotiating international contracts

Find out what questions you need to ask when negotiating international contracts for your business.
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Blog - It isn’t easy being green: Tips to build your cleantech company

Breaking into the cleantech sector isn’t always easy, but it’s something you can do if you have an idea, passion, and plenty of patience to see it through. Connie Stacey, founder of Growing Greener Innovations, share her tips to start or continue building your own cleantech company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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