Country Information Export Development Canada Asia and Pacific


With one of the world’s largest economies and globally integrated supply chains, China is a top export destination for Canada – early stage and diligent research will help you navigate this market.

Evaluating the market in China

We can help you get a better understanding of market activity, relationships and support to grow your business.

EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open


What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position – Low Risk

Low Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in China

China is one of the world's largest economies and a top export destination for Canada. With its large domestic market and globally integrated supply chains, China continues to attract strong interest from foreign investors. As production cost continues to rise, the government is taking steps towards developing a more service-oriented and domestic consumption driven economy that is less susceptible to shocks in global demand. The country's 'One Belt One Road' initiative strives to enhance infrastructure connectivity between China and its trading partners. This presents new opportunities for Canadian business. Partnering with local companies is a key ingredient for success. While China presents many opportunities in a number of sectors, it is important that Canadian exporters and investors conduct the necessary due diligence prior to entering the market in order to effectively navigate the legal, regulatory and bureaucratic obstacles that are present in the business environment. EDC serves Canadian companies in China through our local representation in Beijing and Shanghai.
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive & Heavy Truck
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water 
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil and Gas

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in China

Have your business cards printed in Chinese on one side, and hand them out to the most senior official first, using both hands.

Unlock key contacts in China when you download our Market Entry Advisor Guide.

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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC