Cultural tips for doing business in the United States
Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market.
The United States is known for many things, including its technological innovation, military might, dominant economy, high average incomes and moderate unemployment rate. It’s also renowned for its fascinating natural wonders and imprint on global culture, including music, movies and TV shows.
Our total trade in goods and services was $1 trillion in 2019, with Canadian merchandise exports to the U.S. totalling $446.6 billion the same year. Canada is the top trading partner in most U.S. states and our companies operating there directly employ more than 870,000 Americans.
With a population of more than 330 million, the U.S., our largest trading partner and closest ally, continues to offer investment and exporting opportunities for Canadian businesses.
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