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With rising takeout sales, demand for Gallimore food containers spikes

Article October 20, 2020 Maker of compostable takeout containers turns to EDC to help meet demand during COVID-19.

Female bakery owner wears mask in shop

Tracking Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Report October 16, 2020 The Canadian Economic Recovery Tracker, a new Export Development report, highlights key trends in Canada’s economic performance to provide greater visibility on the recovery from COVID-19.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19’s demands on the economy

Weekly Commentary October 15, 2020 As the economy restarts, is it all about demand, or is there more?

Field of wheat against a blue sky

Silver linings in a global pandemic: Canada’s agri-food yields strong growth despite trade disruptions

Blog October 14, 2020 Farm Credit Canada’s Craig Klemmer highlights key opportunities for agriculture during COVID-19

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19, recovery, and inflation

Weekly Commentary October 08, 2020 Are price hikes lurking around the corner, or are these fears unfounded?

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: Fast won’t last

Weekly Commentary October 01, 2020 We’re already seeing a growth moderation that will test our mettle, and future containment of infections is far from guaranteed.

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Packaging company grows, despite COVID-19, with bank and EDC help

Article September 30, 2020 Read how the EDC BCAP Guarantee helped Good Natured Products get financing.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: Debt drama

Weekly Commentary September 17, 2020 In 2020, we’ve seen the steepest year-over-year rise in public debt-to-GDP ratios in recent history.

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Digital trade: Harnessing technology, data and AI in our post-pandemic economy

Report September 14, 2020 This EDC Global Trade report outlines the digital impacts on the economic recovery from COVID-19.

Fluid Energy already had the capabilities, licenses, as well as supplier and packaging relationships required to producing hand sanitizer.

How a Calgary company used EDC to help it make a COVID-19 pivot

Article September 11, 2020 Traditionally, Fluid mainly specialized in producing environmentally responsible, advanced chemical systems for a variety of uses within the oil and gas sector. Now they are also producing hand sanitizer.

A software engineer sits at her desk.

SaaS companies positioned to thrive with careful measures

Article September 10, 2020 See how COVID-19 impacted the SaaS sector and what indicators show for the future.

Peter Hall, EDC

What is post-COVID-19 growth going to look like?

Weekly Commentary September 10, 2020 Canadian sectors, like retailing and international trade, look positively V-shaped, and give hope that the rest of the economy might soon follow.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: The role of pent-up demand

Weekly Commentary September 03, 2020 When economies falter, what brings them back up again?

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Top 10 things to know about the new NAFTA

Article September 01, 2020 Trade expert highlights key changes to new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and mechanization

Weekly Commentary August 27, 2020 COVID-19 may boost mechanization of production. Are we ready?

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the demand for food

Weekly Commentary August 20, 2020 Food producers, like all other industries, have been hugely affected.

Farmer in soybean field.

COVID-19: Canada’s agri-food sector yields strong results despite pandemic

Report August 20, 2020 Canada’s agriculture exports have been remarkably resilient during the COVID-19 crisis. Read this EDC Economics overview for a snapshot of this vital Canadian sector.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the gold rally

Weekly Commentary August 13, 2020 The world is abuzz over gold’s recent rally to a record high of US$2,000 and beyond.

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Nova Craft Canoe: The path of the paddle

Success Story From a backyard start-up to a Canadian export success story, Nova Craft Canoe shares Canadian values and culture with the world.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: Reading the GDP data

Weekly Commentary August 06, 2020 Dated numbers are still telling scary stories. As such, it’s best to look at the details for signs of true recovery. Things are moving so quickly and radically that the details are more important than ever.

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Canada’s forestry industry grapples with impacts of COVID-19

Report August 03, 2020 The forestry sector is an important economic driver and a vital source of employment for Canadians. Read this EDC Economics overview for a pulse check on the industry and how it will need to adapt in the coming years.

Medical scrubs and other PPE are in high demand.

Apparel maker now one of the country’s major PPE suppliers

Article July 24, 2020 Mondetta has become one of Canada’s major suppliers of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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EDC COVID-19 impact survey suggests the worst is behind us

Blog July 14, 2020 Despite significant challenges, Canadian companies are identifying new opportunities, domestically and internationally, and investing in online capabilities to beef up sales.

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Incoterms® 2020: Understanding the Group C rules

Blog July 14, 2020 EDC trade advisor, Emiliano Introcaso, highlights the exporter’s responsibilities with Incoterms 2020’s Group C rules.

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COVID-19: Insights on the impact on Canadian businesses

Report July 13, 2020 EDC Research Panel summer survey outlines how the pandemic is affecting Canadian companies in domestic and international markets.

Joella Hogan, owner of The Yukon Soaps Company

Drive to succeed: Indigenous women rely on strong community ties, proud heritage to grow their business

Article July 08, 2020 EDC customers share what it’s like running women-owned Indigenous companies in Canada.

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Seafood industry slowly recovering from COVID-19

Article July 06, 2020 COVID-19 has forced Atlantic Canada’s seafood industry to rethink how they do business.

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Forging closer ties: EDC aims to build lasting partnerships with Canada’s Indigenous community

Article June 30, 2020 EDC keen to build lasting partnerships with robust Indigenous business community

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Mid-year 2020 Trade Confidence Index

Article June 25, 2020 In the 2020 mid-year TCI, the outlook of Canadian exporters fell to its lowest level ever. COVID-19, protectionism, trade tensions and economic concerns all contributed to their declining confidence. Discover the highlights of this insightful survey, including the top markets of interest for exporters.

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Understanding the new Canadian Export Reporting System

Blog June 22, 2020 No more filling out paper forms. Exporters can now electronically declare their shipments leaving Canada.

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Global Export Forecast—Summer 2020

Guide June 18, 2020 Get expert insights from EDC’s Economics team on the current trends influencing global trade and Canadian exporting.

InkSmith CEO Jeremy Hedges stands on his factory floor.

Reinventing business during COVID-19

Article June 16, 2020 A CEO shares lessons learned while creating a new business during the pandemic.

SnapCab’s modular, enclosed pods being used in an open workspace environment for privacy and noise reduction.

SnapCab works to create a safe place during the COVID-19 pandemic

Article June 15, 2020 Stepping up to support frontline workers

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COVID-19 leaves tourism industry reeling

Report May 26, 2020 With international travel shut down and consumers struggling with financial hardships, this sector has suffered a severe blow. Read this EDC Economics overview to discover when the industry could bounce back.

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COVID-19: EDC survey finds 10 key impacts on Canadian businesses

Blog May 22, 2020 EDC Research Panel survey outlines how the pandemic is affecting Canadian companies in domestic and international markets.

Kareway Homes owner Wayne Cunnningham and his wife Carol at their job site.

Construction company finds pandemic relief with BCAP

Article May 06, 2020 When COVID-19 made a promising bank loan fall apart, BCAP and EDC helped get it back on track.

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COVID-19: Planning for today’s survival and tomorrow’s growth

Blog May 01, 2020 Resources of support for Canadian companies impacted by the pandemic

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Five tips to help manage global supply chains disrupted by COVID-19

Article April 27, 2020 Technology is key to overcoming COVID-19 disruptions

Empty airport, parked airplane highlights gloom

COVID-19 grounds aerospace industry

Report April 24, 2020 With air traffic at a standstill, this sector is in for a wild ride. Read this EDC Economics overview to discover how it could take years for this industry to recover.

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COVID-19: Navigating the turmoil in Canada’s energy sector

Report April 17, 2020 Read this insightful report by EDC Economics for an overview of the global oil and gas crisis and its ramifications for Canadian producers.

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COVID-19: The sectoral and regional economic fallout in Canada

Blog April 14, 2020 Oil, gas and cleantech, transportation, manufacturing and service sectors experiencing severe challenges

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Shining a light on Canada’s cleantech future

Guide September 12, 2019 With annual revenues of $17 billion, Canada’s innovative cleantech industry is primed for growth, but its long-term strength depends on export sales.

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Building homes one relationship at a time

Article July 29, 2019 SK2 in Manitoba builds more than just custom homes. It builds lasting relationships.

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Greener pastures: Canadian agriculture a bright spot for trade

Guide June 04, 2019 Check out this report highlighting Canadian agriculture trade and investment trends

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Facing the future headfirst with Joy Yap

Blog June 04, 2019 Eco-beauty entrepreneur on the rewards, challenges of owning your own business

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The rising tide of service exports

Blog January 22, 2019 Many companies are already exporting services, an intangible good, without even knowing it.

EDC Peter Hall: Canadian Export Outlook

Export outlook: The provincial perspective

Video May 24, 2018 Check out the provincial export growth standings!

EDC Peter Hall: Canada Exports

What’s up with Canada’s exports?

Video May 10, 2018 Canada’s exports heat up again

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The future looks sweet for Canadian maple syrup exports

Blog April 05, 2018 Canadian maple syrup: barrel for barrel, it’s more valuable than crude oil, has proven health benefits and, most important of all, it tastes delicious.

Gidney Fisheries on Growing Brands Globally

3 tips for growing your brand globally from Gidney Fisheries

Blog February 22, 2018 Robert MacDonald, President of Gidney Fisheries, shares 3 tips for growing your brand and selling internationally.

Prince Rupert Port close to Asian Markets

Shortest sailing time to Asian markets gives Prince Rupert Port a major edge in exports

Blog February 20, 2018 Port of Prince Rupert is North America’s closest port to Asia by up to three days sailing.

NAFTA concerns for Canadian firms

Are Canadian firms concerned about NAFTA? If so, now what?

Blog January 22, 2018 Recent survey of Canadian companies shows many adopting new business strategies

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The Toronto Board of Trade helps more companies go international

Blog October 19, 2017 Only 4 per cent of Canadian SMEs export, but the Toronto Board of Trade wants to see that number grow and help more SMEs go international.

Export insights Pelican International

“Exporting is a transformative journey” for Pelican International

Article August 31, 2017 Pelican International, a Quebec-based company and global leader in manufacturing canoes and kayaks, shares their exporting journey and lessons learned.

Canada Hemp Foods EDC feature

How a small B.C. company took advantage of the “gold rush of hemp seed”

Article August 22, 2017 Canada Hemp Foods was in the right place at the right time when there was a spike in demand for hulled hemp seeds from South Korea. Read their exporting story.

10 of Canada’s Most Common Exports

10 of Canada’s most common exports, eh!

Blog June 30, 2017 On July 1st, Canada turns 150 years old. Let’s celebrate by looking at 10 of Canada’s most Canadian exports!

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Canada's automotive industry: A history in exporting

Blog June 28, 2017 Today, Canada’s automotive industry represents 16.5 per cent of our total exports. Take a look at it’s history in exporting.

Canadian softwood lumber

Canadian softwood lumber, Part 5

Article June 06, 2017 It may sound like a blockbuster movie series, but no other issue has dominated Canada-U.S. trade like softwood lumber.

Canada as global tech hub

What does innovation really mean for Canada? Hear from leading innovators

Blog May 26, 2017 Leaders from Canadian tech companies including Shopify, Workbrain and Real Ventures join an iPolitics panel.

Export Insights from Masitek

New Brunswick's Masitek finds export success in high-potential markets

Article Masitek's CEO Tracy Clinch gives advice on best practices for exporting globally, and what she would have done differently.

Masitek EDC Feature

Masitek helps global companies minimize product damage with technology

Article New Brunswick's Masitek is helping companies worldwide minimize product damage and losses with their devices that mimic real foods in shape, size and weight.

Quebec export challenges

How Quebec companies can overcome export challenges: FCCQ

Blog May 01, 2017 Stéphane Forget, President and CEO of the FCCQ, gives advice on how Quebec companies can overcome export challenges and excel in international markets.

Export Insights from Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products

Little Miss Chief: Knowing the importing rules is essential to success

Article B.C.'s Little Miss Chief discusses the importance of how knowing importing countries' rules and regulations is critical to your company's success.

Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products EDC Feature

B.C. entrepreneur introduces First Nations traditions globally

Article A recipe passed down from generation to generation, Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products introduced traditional First Nations gourmet salmon to the world.

Canadian trade notifications

Trade triggers: speculation, NAFTA, WTO, TPP, Mexico and the BAT

Article March 29, 2017 With so much uncertainty today around future business relations with the U.S., how should you plan for the future?

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The infrastructure boom: Harness U.S. business opportunities

Article March 22, 2017 Canada’s SME exporters can harness the opportunities south of the border by partnering with Canada’s bigger PPP players.

Export Insights Branko's Beagles

Branko Beagle's knows the challenges of exporting furry friends

Article March 10, 2017 Manitoba-based Branko's Beagles knows the ins and outs - and navigates the regulatory challenges - of the dog breeding business at home and abroad.

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Canada-U.S. trade still a driver for automotive sector

Article March 09, 2017 See how the heavily integrated supply chain between the Canada-U.S. automotive industries benefit both sides of the border.

Branko's Beagles EDC Feature

How a Manitoba couple built a worldwide beagle exporting empire

Article March 09, 2017 Some companies export materials, others export man's best friend. A Manitoba couple saw a 'pawsitive' opportunity to export quality-bred beagles globally.

Hibernum EDC Feature

Montreal's Hibernum learns to play from its international partners

Article February 14, 2017 Hibernum, a video game developer for mobile platforms and consoles, has worked with world-renowned brands, such as Disney, Fruit Ninja, and Bruce Lee.

Export Insights from iPlayco

iPlayco: Exporting a lot can help you get through the lows

Article January 13, 2017 iPlayco's Scott Forbes discusses the highs and lows of exporting to different markets around the world, and how to mitigate payment risks to remain successful.

iPlayco EDC Feature

Flexible payment options help iPlayco build export success globally

Article January 12, 2017 Flexible payment options help iPlayco build export success globally After the 2008 financial crisis caused a $8 million dip in sales, iPlayco got through tough times by continuously adapting. Now the company continues to grow.

Resources for Quebec exporters

Ten resources for Quebec exporters

Blog June 29, 2016 With new opportunities on the horizon, EDC highlights some important resources for Quebec companies thinking of exporting.

Pioneer Log Homes EDC Feature

Pioneer Log Homes uses marketing to feed global demand for rustic luxury

Article March 10, 2016 Bryan Reid Sr. built his first log home for his family 43 years ago. Learn how word-of-mouth marketing led to exporting to 23 countries for Pioneer Log Homes.