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 1-800-377-1228.

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 a more integrated supply chain globally nowadays, 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. China is investing heavily in AI, automation and advanced manufacturing as its industries move up the value chain. This presents new opportunities for Canadian businesses. 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 current business environment. Canadian companies planning to travel to the market are strongly advised to check the latest travel advisory for China provided by Global Affairs Canada. 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

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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.

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Jose Recinos

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Jose Recinos  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC