Evaluating the market in China

EDC is committed to supporting Canadian exporters and investors doing business in China. We will continue to monitor the market closely and consult with our partners on the ground to stay up to date on any new developments. We encourage Canadian companies seeking information on doing business in China to contact EDC at 1-800-229-0575. Get detailed, expert answers to your market and trade questions from EDC’s Export Help Hub.

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Country Risk Quarterly

Read the Country Risk Quarterly interactive guide for valuable insights on rapidly changing global markets, new opportunities and the latest political and economic risks that could affect your business.

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Global Export Forecast

Read the Global Export Forecast for expert insights from the EDC Economics team on the current trends influencing global trade and Canadian exporting.

Read the latest Government of Canada travel advisory for this market.

Business environment in China

China is one of the world’s largest economies and a top export destination for Canada. With its huge domestic market and globally integrated supply chains, China continues to attract interest from foreign investors. The country is changing from an export-dependent economy to one driven by domestic consumption and the service sector.

Government policies heavily promote the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and advanced manufacturing as its industries move up the value chain. While this presents new opportunities for Canadian businesses, there are export controls in place. Partnering with local companies is key for success. It’s important that Canadian exporters and investors conduct the necessary due diligence.
  • 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.



Interested in growing your business in this market?

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Date modified: 2023-08-04