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HS codes 2022: What you need to know to avoid supply chain delays

Blog January 21, 2022 The Harmonized System (HS) uses six-digit codes to identify globally traded products.

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Cultural tips for doing business in China

Report January 17, 2022 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market.

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Export risks: 4 ways to respond to the challenge

Article January 12, 2022 For any Canadian business entering a global market, the risks can be daunting. Planning ahead is key.

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Cultural tips for doing business in Africa

Report January 10, 2022 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Cultural tips for doing business in Australia

Report November 16, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

Cultural tips for doing business in India

Cultural tips for doing business in India

Report October 01, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Cultural tips for doing business in Southeast Asia

Report September 07, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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How an advisory board can help your business go global

Webinar Find out how an advisory board can play a key role in helping your small business succeed in Canada and abroad

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Cultural tips for doing business in Singapore

Report August 20, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Building a global brand: Strategies for Indigenous-owned businesses

Webinar Learn how to build a global Indigenous brand identity to help your company thrive internationally.

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Going global: Time to tap into emerging markets

Weekly Commentary June 17, 2021 The rapid transformation of the global customer base

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100 days of Joe Biden: The new outlook for Canadian business

Webinar Discover how the new American administration’s policy agenda will shape the future of Canadian exports to the U.S.

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IP strategies: Protecting your intellectual property abroad

Webinar Identifying your company’s assets and developing an IP strategy is critical for your overseas expansion.

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Understanding your intellectual property

Blog April 16, 2021 Five things Canadian companies need to know about their creative assets

Latin businesswoman in street with international flags overhead.

Cultural tips for doing business in Latin America

Guide April 12, 2021 Maximize your company’s success in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru

An airplane is taking off from the airport runway.

The Brexit impact: Navigating the journey ahead

Webinar Discover how to navigate your business through the challenges and opportunities of the post-Brexit era.

A small business owner is packing her product in boxes, preparing it for delivery.

The future of retail: Exceeding post-COVID-19 customer expectations

Webinar Discover the future of retail and how to use technology to evolve your customers into advocates.

A business woman is working at her desk reviewing business documents.

Mastering international contracts: From strategy to success

Webinar Discover the dos and don’ts for setting up international contracts to protect your business, as you grow internationally.

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A fulfilling endeavour: Get your online store ready to fill orders

Blog November 06, 2020 Here’s how to ensure your online business is ready to fulfill orders when they start rolling in.

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How Indigenous companies can get support for exporting

Webinar Learn about programs that help Indigenous exporters to access capital and enter new markets.

CETA: A New Era in Trade

CETA trade deal: Three years on

Article October 13, 2020 In three years, CETA has brought significant opportunities in a variety of sectors

An artist sets up her online store.

Costing and financing e-commerce platforms

Blog October 06, 2020 How to choose, cost out and finance an e-commerce platform for your Canadian business.

Colourful skirts twirl in a local marketplace.

How to boost sales by localizing your shopping cart for new markets

Blog September 30, 2020 Tips to make online customers feel right at home on your website, no matter what market they’re in.

Man in a warehouse with tablet showing the map of the world where the goods will be delivered.

Digital trade: New CUSMA chapter outlines rules of fastest-growing export sector

Article September 14, 2020 New chapter in Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement outlines rules for digital trade.

Three entrepreneurs gather excitedly around a laptop to see their new online store.

Selling online has never been easier...or more necessary

Blog September 08, 2020 COVID-19 has closed the doors of many retail stores, but it opened a huge window to online opportunities

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The New NAFTA: How to leverage CUSMA to enter new markets

Webinar Explore key changes from NAFTA to CUSMA and learn how to leverage the trade deal to enter into new markets.

Businessmen shaking hands on a deal

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

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Digitizing the world: Ecopia maps its way to success

Article August 18, 2020 Ecopia is a Toronto-based tech company that uses artificial intelligence to make maps of the world.

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Doing business in Mexico: 12 essential etiquette tips

Blog August 17, 2020 Doing business in Mexico: Learn a little Spanish, embrace the country and opt for face-to-face meetings.

A man signs a contract.

Frequently asked questions about Incoterms ® 2020

Article July 22, 2020 Experts share key information about the new rules of trade.

Workers are checking orders on a loading dock.

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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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.

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.

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Incoterms® 2020: Understanding the FCA rule

Blog May 22, 2020 The key for FCA is to specify the delivery point in the contract of sale.

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UPDATED FAQs: What Canadian exporters need to know about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Article March 25, 2020 Frequently asked questions on COVID-19

Eight service exporters of all ages, demographics work in office

Selling your services to the world

Guide March 11, 2020 The untapped potential to grow Canada’s commercial service export sector

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How customs brokers can help Canadian exporters

Blog March 06, 2020 Learn how customs brokers can help facilitate trade for Canadian exporters.

Pamban Bridge in India

Reflections on India: 4 lessons learned from Canadian exporter

Blog March 03, 2020 Despite challenges, CEO Michael Klauck is keeping the door open to “the last big emerging market in the world.”

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Entering Europe through the Netherlands: An e-commerce haven

Blog February 26, 2020 The Netherlands is a growing e-commerce hub for Canadian exporters.

Jordan Kendel of Ekumenik stands in a Bali factory where his menswear line is made

Employee safety, fair wages top ethical concerns for apparel industry

Article February 11, 2020 EDC’s guidance helps exporters establish international business standards with their supply chain, bolster brand reputation with consumers.

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REAL by FAKE: Planting a flag in Hollywood

Success Story This Montreal-based visual effects and post-production outfit got EDC support to acquire a company closer to their customers

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Incoterms® 2020: Understanding the Ex Works rule

Blog January 31, 2020 An EDC Export Help Advisor takes a closer look at the first incoterm – EXW.


Heads up: 6 tips to help Canadian exporters cross the finish line

Blog January 24, 2020 EDC customer, Ciele Athletics, shares their advice.

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Doing business in the Philippines: 11 essential etiquette tips

Blog January 21, 2020 Two-way merchandise trade between Canada and the Philippines was $1.98 billion in 2016. Read 11 etiquette tips for doing business in the Philippines.

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Ciele Athletics: Performance, protection and seamless style

Success Story With EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, this hat company hit the ground running in the United States

Two colleagues consult with each other in a warehouse.

How to find your BFF (best freight forwarder)

Article January 15, 2020 5 things to look for in a freight forwarder.

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Doing business in Italy: What Canadian exporters need to know

Blog January 10, 2020 Canada’s exports to Italy in 2018 reached $2.9 billion, an increase of 34% in one year.

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Indirect vs. direct exporting: Doing what’s best to grow your business

Blog January 07, 2020 There is another contender on the international playing field: the indirect exporter.

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Diversify your service exports by expanding to the EU

Blog December 17, 2019 EU is the second-largest market for Canadian service exports.

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China Section 301 Tariffs: 3 supply chain considerations

Blog December 09, 2019 What are your alternative sources of supply?

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Could you be involved in global financial crime?

Blog December 02, 2019 Take this quiz to find out if you’re on the wrong side of the law.

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Financial crime in international trade

Guide Your company could become involved in financial crime without even knowing it. Learn about the risks and how to manage them in this detailed guide.

trade wars and section 301 tariffs

Trade wars and Section 301 tariffs: Practical mitigation strategies for Canadian companies

Blog November 28, 2019 How will Canadian companies be impacted by new tariffs?


Seventy-five years…and still counting

Blog November 21, 2019 EDC President and CEO Mairead Lavery looks ahead to the next 75 years.

Canadian brewers sell outside of Canada

Tap into new markets: 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada

Blog November 15, 2019 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada from a beer blogger and EDC Trade Advisor.

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Three emerging markets to watch: Vietnam, Thailand and the UAE

Article November 13, 2019 Vietnam, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates are three emerging markets to look into.

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Doing business in India: 14 etiquette tips

Blog November 12, 2019 EDC’s regional manager in India shares his tips.

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The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

Blog November 07, 2019 The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

2019 Cleantech export star ecobee

Giving back: Smart thermostat gives customers the power to change the world

Blog November 07, 2019 Ecobee, an export development canada cleantech export star, is finding new ways to help cities become more sustainable

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Brexit saga continues: Preparing your business for the various outcomes

Blog November 06, 2019 How will your export business navigate the post-Brexit economic waters?

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Global Economic Outlook–Fall 2019

Guide October 31, 2019 In a world of shifting economic and political climates, exporters constantly face new risks and opportunities. EDC’s Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these changes to help you make better business decisions.

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Country Risk Quarterly: Rating the risks of going global

Blog October 28, 2019 An EDC economist helps you understand the different country risks at play.

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How to prepare your e-commerce business for holiday shipping

Blog October 21, 2019 Did you know 50% to 60% of retail sales usually come in the last three months?

Accessing EDC Porfolio Credit Insurance and Export Guaranty program gave Marianne Bertrand the ability to grow and go global.

Muttluks: How a dog accessory company went global

Success Story Two EDC products gave Muttluks the confidence to try sales in the U.S.

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Exporting made safer: Managing risk with Incoterms® 2020

Blog October 15, 2019 Because Incoterms® provide a common logistics vocabulary, using them significantly reduces the potential for disputes over logistics.

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Doing Business in the UAE: 11 etiquette tips

Blog October 08, 2019 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Canada’s largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa.

Setting up a business abroad

Setting up business in another country: 5 considerations

Article October 04, 2019 Canadian companies need to make some important decisions before setting up business in another country.

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Tornado Spectral Systems: Shedding light on chemical measurement around the globe

Success Story With EDC’s support, this chemical analysis and measurement company has taken on international contracts from all over the world.

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Doing business in Colombia: 10 business etiquette tips

Blog September 25, 2019 Two EDC customers share their Colombian business etiquette tips.

German market

Top sector opportunities in the German market

Blog September 13, 2019 EDC’s Chief Representative of Europe discusses top sector opportunities in the German market.

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On a mission for trade

Blog August 30, 2019 Two exporters discuss their experience at a LGBTQ2 trade mission to Florida

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Germany: Road to possibilities for Canadians

Article August 28, 2019 For Canadian exporters, doing business in Germany makes good cents.

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Edging out the competition in global markets

Blog August 13, 2019 International markets can be fiercely competitive. Find out how to edge out the competition.

Man standing on top of a mountain with his arms in the air.

Colombia revisited

Blog August 09, 2019 After decades of unrest, Colombia emerges as a reformed nation of opportunities for Canadians.

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Germany at a glance

Article August 08, 2019 11 fun facts about Germany

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Protectionism takes its toll

Article July 22, 2019 Canadian trade confidence is at a seven-year low.

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Colombia redefined

Article July 16, 2019 Learn how Colombia is progressing and offering opportunities to Canadians.

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Exporting with Pride: Tips for travel safety

Article July 12, 2019 This is the last in our three-part series, exploring some of the challenges LBGTQ2+ exporters face and how they can mitigate risks when travelling on business. Today, we share tips for travel safety.

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Mind your international Cs and Qs

Blog July 05, 2019 Exporters need to adapt to different cultural situations to succeed internationally.

Connie Stacey is the founder of Growing Greener Innovations.

Exporting with Pride: Powered to grow

Article July 03, 2019 LGBTQ2+ exporter faces international challenges

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Canada-Mexico: Trade, investment and integration

Blog June 27, 2019 One of the benefits of trade with Mexico is that Canada has a trade agreement in place. Mexico is also one of the world’s largest economies with 132 million consumers and a growing middle class.

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Exporting with Pride

Article June 24, 2019 First blog in a three-part series, on the challenges of exporting for LGBTQ2+.


A top-shelf approach to selling internationally took HockeyShot to new markets

Success Story Accessing EDC’s Export Guarantee Program allowed this hockey-training company to deliver the world’s largest synthetic ice rink in Mexico

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Learning links: Boost your company’s CQ

Article June 14, 2019 Resources to help Canadians understand business etiquette around the world

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Ties that bind: Colombia remains strong trade partner with Canada

Blog June 11, 2019 What to know about doing business in Colombia

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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

Cloud Gate, also known as the Bean is one of Chicago’s major attractions.

Forging ahead: Canadians need to think long-term when exporting to the U.S.

Blog May 27, 2019 On the heels of EDC opening two American offices, Gregory Trippenbach, EDC’s Regional Vice-President, United States, outlines the opportunities and risks for Canadian businesses exporting to the south.

Trade opportunities in Australia

Expanding to the Land of Oz

Blog May 21, 2019 Canada enjoys a long-standing economic relationship with Australia. Bilateral trade is close to $7 billion, split almost evenly between goods and services.

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Brexit: It’s down to a coin toss

Blog May 16, 2019 It’s only been a few short weeks since the Mar. 29 hard Brexit deadline, but it feels like months. Since then, there’s been not one, but two extensions.

International business etiquette

Doing business globally: Four national perspectives on business etiquette

Article May 14, 2019 For Canadian companies expanding internationally, it’s vital to brush up on the culture, customs and etiquette of doing business in their target markets.

Exporting to Australia

5 tips from an accidental exporter in Australia

Blog May 13, 2019 An accidental exporter, Neil Schwartz, shares his top five tips for exporting in Australia.

Radiant female exporter walks across tarmac to board plane.

Profiting from Canada’s free trade agreements

eBook May 05, 2019 In this guide, we look at each of Canada’s free trade agreements and explain when and how you can use them to do business globally.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta: Latest breakout star for Canadian exports

Blog April 24, 2019 EDC is growing in the United States by opening an office in Atlanta, Georgia to better serve the southeastern part of the country.

Free trade agreements

Get there faster with free trade agreements: What you need to know

Article April 23, 2019 If you’re a Canadian company looking to sell internationally, a trade agreement between Canada and your target market can make it easier for you to do business there.

How energy geeks tackled the US market

Geeking out: How one cleantech company tackled the U.S. market

Blog April 23, 2019 When a Fortune 250 company in the United States acquired our home-grown Canadian company in 2014, we knew we’d made it in the solar energy industry.

Going to Australia

Australia: What to know before you go

Blog April 11, 2019 Teresa Nizzola, EDC’s chief representative in Australia, shares five facts about doing business Down Under.

Impact Brexit will have on Canadian exporters

Dispatch from London

Blog March 26, 2019 Stephen Wilhelm, EDC’s regional vice-president of EMEA based in London, shares his insights on Brexit, the United Kingdom’s future and its impact on Canadian exporters.

There is a world map on a coffee table. Someone is pointing to North America on the map.

Top 3 ranked emerging markets by region

Article March 20, 2019 A positive outlook for the next 6 months

EDC Webinar on Making the Connection with New Customers

Finding the right customers in the best markets

Article March 18, 2019 Finding new customers is the top challenge faced by most Canadian exporters. To help overcome that hurdle, the expert panelists from our webinar, Making the Connection with New Customers, offer these tips.

Lord Cultural Resources

Lord Cultural Resources, cultural planning firm, lands large international contracts thanks to help from EDC

Success Story Without EDC’s products, the company would not have been able to accept at least six large global contracts.

AMLO First 100 Days

100 days in: How Mexico’s new president has affected trade

Blog March 13, 2019 Mexico’s macroeconomic framework remains strong. But some of the president’s initial moves have investors concerned about policy implementation and contract certainty.

Exporting to tropical locations

Work’s a beach in these four hot markets

Article March 06, 2019 If you’re like most Canadians, you dream of getting away to sunnier climes during our cold, harsh winter.

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Developing cultural intelligence gives exporters the critical advantage

Blog February 26, 2019 Developing cultural intelligence—which is the ability to function effectively in different cultural contexts—will give you a critical advantage.

Tips for breaking into US markets

American bound: Tips for breaking into U.S. markets

Blog February 18, 2019 The U.S. economy is healthy and consumer demand is strong, so prospects for export sales are good.

Servicing the world

Servicing the world with confidence: What you need to know

Article February 14, 2019 In 2017, for the first time, the proportion of service exporters was greater than goods exporters. Here are just some of the key takeaways from the webinar, Selling Your Services to the World.

Exporters confident but cautious

Survey says: Exporters are confident but cautious

Article February 13, 2019 Find out what 1,000 Canadian exporters experienced in the last half of 2018, plus what their plans are for the future.

For more than 50 years, IMAX has given us the gift of revolutionary filmmaking.

The Great Human Adventure

Success Story IMAX celebrates half a century of big-screen films, shattering the boundaries of cinematic storytelling

How EDC’s Connections Program Sparked a Contract with BMW for Solace Power

How the EDC Business Connection Program sparked a contract with BMW for Solace Power

Success Story

Maxy Media

Maxy Media

Success Story After rapid expansion, this digital media buying agency leveraged EDC’s Export Guarantee Program to get access to more working capital from its bank.


“Understand what customers are going through”: Help from EDC took this user experience company to new markets

Success Story EDC’s Export Guarantee Program helped CubeHX secure working capital.



Success Story This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company accessed more working capital from its bank with help from EDC.


Sera4: Unlocking doors in Latin America

Blog January 04, 2019 In only four years, Sera4 has grown from a small two-person operation to a multimillion-dollar enterprise—all due to export sales.


CUSMA: Deal or no deal for Canadian businesses?

Blog December 04, 2018 One of the real benefits of the new agreement is that it puts in place a new chapter for small and medium-sized businesses.

Green Power Labs

Green Power Labs Inc.

Success Story This company is now in talks with three multinationals it met through EDC for contracts worth millions.

Canadian Brazilian trade post election

Putting relationships first: A look at the Canadian-Brazilian trade post-election

Article November 14, 2018 Personal relationships remain the heart of Canadian-Brazilian trade, as exporters navigate the post-election market.

P&P Optica 2018 Cleantech One to watch

P&P Optica: Cleantech’s “One to Watch”

Article November 06, 2018 EDC began working with P&P Optica in early 2018 and invested $1 million in the company to help it develop and launch its Smart Imaging System in Canada and the United States.

How building our brand set us on a global adventure

How building our brand set us on a global adventure

Blog October 31, 2018 Co-founder of Escape Manor reflects on the foundational steps the company took with its brand before going global.

The power of partnerships

Getting to China: The power of partnerships

Blog October 30, 2018 When selling to China or to other emerging countries going through partners is often essential to doing business.


Canadian companies hungry for growth are still turning to the U.S. market

Article October 25, 2018 The U.S. is still a top choice for many Canadian companies looking to get a foothold internationally. The new USMCA secures this bilateral trade for the future.

Latin america business strategy

3 reasons Latin America should be part of your international business strategy

Article October 25, 2018 Looking for new customers? You may find them going even more south of south.

export opportunities china

How export opportunities with China are changing and growing

Article October 15, 2018 The Made in China 2025 initiative and a shift away from “quantity” to “quality” growth provide excellent opportunities to Canadian companies.

agribusiness in the EU

Food for thought: bringing agribusiness to the EU

Blog October 12, 2018 The EU is Canada’s fourth largest export market, we only account for 2 % of their agri-food imports. That means there’s a huge opportunity for export growth.

USMCA protects copyright

“Canada’s newest trade deal will provide stronger copyright protections for my work”

Blog October 11, 2018 The new USMCA has been heralded as a 21st century agreement. One way the agreement lends itself to the modern age is through its proposed intellectual property (IP) provisions.

international business

5 trends affecting your international business

Article October 10, 2018 Preparing to sell internationally? Consider working these five trends into your business strategy.

building relationships in China

Getting to China: how customer relationships impact your ROI

Blog October 09, 2018 Business relationships in China and emerging markets require time, trust and a cultural IQ.

What’s next for the new USMCA trade agreement

What’s next for the new USMCA trade agreement?

Blog October 03, 2018 A new United States-Mexico-Canada agreement is good news. What are steps to ratification?

new deal lifts fog

New U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal lifts fog for Canadian business

Blog October 02, 2018 The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal reduces uncertainty for Canadian trade and business investment.


A new deal: stability for the future of North American trade

Article October 01, 2018 Replacing NAFTA, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement stabilizes North American supply chains and trade.

Export opportunities germany

Oktoberfest: An export opportunity for Canadian businesses

Blog September 28, 2018 Discover the exports tied to the annual German festival and how Canadian businesses can take advantage.

europe business market

4 tips for expanding into the European market

Blog September 27, 2018 Adi Gullia, founder of Canada’s Grace & Stella, offers tips to sell products and services in the EU.

defending your brand at premium price

Getting to China: defending your brand at a premium price

Blog September 25, 2018 Position your product to defend a top value brand and price in China, a price-competitive market.

clearing customs

The art of clearing customs

Blog September 21, 2018 We are living the e-commerce revolution. Add in a dollop of trade wars, and you have the recipe for unprecedented change.

trade deal opportunities

Why Canada’s trade deal with Europe offers new growth opportunities

Article September 21, 2018 It’s been a year since Canada signed a trade agreement with Europe. Discover untapped opportunities.

Canada europe trade relationship

How you can take advantage of the Canada-EU trade relationship

Blog September 18, 2018 CETA is one of Canada’s most ambitious trade agreements, and it’s not just about tariffs.

evaluating your product offer

Getting to China: evaluating your product offer

Blog September 11, 2018 With growth of Chinese companies, the rules of the game have changed.

Nafta negiotiations

How NAFTA negotiations have progressed – A timeline of events

Blog September 11, 2018 The U.S. launches a 90-day countdown to a new NAFTA. How have talks progressed and what lies ahead?

Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

Market Entry Advisors

Guide Bringing your business to a new country? Call these key experts before selling abroad and get helpful tips about each market.

protecting ip abroad

Protecting your IP abroad

Blog September 07, 2018 As an IP litigator, it’s my job to help both domestic and international companies with a presence in Canada protect their hard-earned intellectual property (IP) assets.

what is blockchain

Unlocking the power of Blockchain technology

Blog August 29, 2018 While cryptocurrency has the spotlight, Blockchain might well offer greater value for a broader range of trade and business uses.

doing business in china

Getting to China: the steps to building the right strategy

Blog August 27, 2018 The China question is a big one with a lot of media focus on opportunities in China and with China. This naturally leads to the question: is China a ripe market for you?

diversification trends

The drive to diversify

Blog August 23, 2018 In this blog, we analyze historical Canadian trade data and EDC surveys to uncover longer-term and emerging diversification trends.

Building an international network

Building a network: Key considerations

Article August 20, 2018 Developing an international network is essential for global success. But where do you start?

International network essential for business

Connections: Why an international network is essential

Article August 15, 2018 The most successful companies in global trade have strong networks and know how to leverage them.

France international trade

France: A new leader. A new approach to international trade.

Blog July 26, 2018 One year after President Emmanuel Macron’s victory, Canadian trade with France has evolved.

EDC Peter Hall: Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Video July 13, 2018 Canadian exporters are feeling good…but for how long?

mexicos presidential election

Mexico votes for change in president, but Canadian business opportunities remain

Article July 03, 2018 Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wins Mexico’s presidential election. What does it mean for Canada-Mexico trade?

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a list of resources

Article June 29, 2018 A list of U.S. resources to help you determine which Canadian metals are subject to U.S. tariffs.

how tariffs work for business

Tariffs 101: How tariffs work and what it means for your business

Article June 28, 2018 Why tariffs exist, who pays them and how to know if they’ll affect your international sales.

Brazil and Argentina: Open for Canadian agribusiness

Brazil and Argentina: Open for Canadian agribusiness

Blog June 25, 2018 Canadian firms in precision agriculture equipment are finding new clients in Brazil and Argentina.

Opportunities in UAE free trade zones

The UAE offers an oasis of opportunity

Blog June 15, 2018 UAE’s free trade zones and tax laws make it a great place for exporters to do business.

e-Commerce Technology

e-Commerce: Leveling the playing field in global markets

Blog May 25, 2018 e-Commerce technology has the power to turn even small businesses into companies with worldwide reach.

Exporting tips from Rebels Refinery

Rebels Refinery: Exporting tips from a globally successful skincare company

Blog May 23, 2018 From Dragon’s Den to a $10 million company, four tips that helped Rebels Refinery become an international success.

Renegotiating NAFTA

Renegotiating NAFTA: The players, the process, and the playbook

Article May 23, 2018 The Trump Administration wants to revisit or withdraw from NAFTA. Here’s what Canadian companies should know about the process and how to be prepared.

Business etiquette in UK

Royal wedding brief: 8 rules of business etiquette in the UK

Blog May 18, 2018 8 etiquette rules when conducting business in the United Kingdom.

Women entrepreneurs connect globally with GroYourBiz

GroYourBiz: Women entrepreneurs connect, share and grow globally

Blog May 14, 2018 Peer-to-peer business collaboration is a proven concept. This B.C.-based firm is helping make that happen globally for business women.

CETA aerospace sector

CETA puts major opportunities in flight for the aerospace sector

Blog May 02, 2018 As the world’s largest aerospace market, Europe in the CETA era offers Canadian exporters a valuable competitive advantage.

Business financing to expand globally

Need business financing to expand globally? Tips you can bank on

Blog April 26, 2018 Banks have changed. Here’s how to change your strategy and get the financing you need to grow your sales internationally.

Build your international network

5 steps to build your international network

Blog April 24, 2018 You need a strategy when it comes to networking internationally. Here are 5 tips to help you get started.

canadian maple syrup exports

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.

How to harness the opportunities of the CPTPP

How to harness the opportunities of the CPTPP

Blog April 04, 2018 Peter Hall, Vice-president and Chief Economist at EDC took part in a webinar on Canada’s newest trade deal. Here’s his take.

Follow the progress of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) so you’re ready to act the day it comes into force.

CPTPP: Use the agreement to grow your global sales

Article March 29, 2018 Follow the progress of CPTPP so you're ready to act.

Advice for women in international trade

9 leaders share advice to help women entrepreneurs take their business global

Blog March 28, 2018 Read this helpful advice from 9 women in the international trade space.

What is the CPTPP: Business benefits of Canada's newest trade deal

What is the CPTPP: Business benefits of Canada's newest trade deal

Article March 22, 2018 Grow your business and find new customers with the CPTPP.

Access Asian markets with Canada's newest trade deal, the CPTPP

Access Asian markets with Canada's newest trade deal, the CPTPP

Article March 13, 2018 The CPTPP gives Canada unparalleled access to Asia's fast-growth markets.

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.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Korea

Market Entry Advisors – Korea

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Nigeria

Market Entry Advisors – Nigeria

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Philippines

Market Entry Advisors – Philippines

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Ghana

Market Entry Advisors – Ghana

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Kazakhstan

Market Entry Advisors – Kazakhstan

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Australia

Market Entry Advisors – Australia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors South Africa

Market Entry Advisors – South Africa

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Indonesia

Market Entry Advisors – Indonesia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Thailand

Market Entry Advisors – Thailand

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Brazil

Market Entry Advisors – Brazil

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the Brazil market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Singapore

Market Entry Advisors – Singapore

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Vietnam

Market Entry Advisors – Vietnam

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors United Arab Emirates

Market Entry Advisors – United Arab Emirates

Guide February 14, 2018 Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the United Arab Emirates market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Peru

Market Entry Advisors – Peru

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Germany

Market Entry Advisors – Germany

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Hungary

Market Entry Advisors – Hungary

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Colombia

Market Entry Advisors – Colombia

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Japan

Market Entry Advisors – Japan

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Unites States

Market Entry Advisors – United States

Guide February 14, 2018 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

4 reasons to be trade confident through nafta talks

4 reasons to be trade confident through NAFTA talks

Article February 12, 2018 Three EDC webinar panelists discuss why we can be optimistic following the 6th round of negotiations.

Free Trade Agreements Open Doors Around the World

Free trade agreements open doors around the world

Article February 09, 2018 Discover why Canadians businesses should consider countries where Canada has comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs) in place.

NAFTA economic growth

3 reasons the economy will grow in spite of NAFTA

Blog February 05, 2018 EDC’s Chief Economist Peter Hall argues that history guides the current optimistic economic outlook.

Moving Operations to the United States

5 questions to ask before moving operations to the United States

Blog February 04, 2018 Growing international operations by investing in the U.S. gets you closer to clients and helps with logistics.

China ecommerce market

China’s e-Commerce market: Where small companies go to think big

Blog February 01, 2018 China’s e-commerce market is the largest in the world and growing fast. Here’s how to get started.

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

CETA Opportunities for Canadian Food Exporters

CETA opens menu of opportunities for Canadian food exporters

Blog January 08, 2018 CETA offers significant new opportunities for virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

What are the benefits of canada’s trade agreements?

What are the benefits of Canada’s trade agreements?

Article January 03, 2018 Canada relies on two types of trade agreements to help Canadian companies excel globally: FTAs and FIPAs.

International Trade Agreements Boost Canadian Prosperity

International trade agreements boost Canadian prosperity

Blog December 27, 2017 International agreements are instrumental to the prosperity of the Canadian economy.

Understand rules of origin

Understand Rules of Origin to grow business internationally

Article December 22, 2017 Understanding rules of origin will help you qualify for preferential tariff treatment to grow your international sales.

Importance of Canadian Free Trade Agreements

Canadian free trade agreements and why they are important

Blog December 19, 2017 With one in five jobs relying on exports, Canada’s international trade agreements are crucial to growing the nation’s economy now and in the future.

Rules of orgin for international business

Rules of Origin: How they help with international business

Article December 14, 2017 Rules of origin are integral to free trade agreements and can support international business.

Rules of origin

Rules of Origin: The top 3 things exporters need to know

Article December 08, 2017 Rules of origin are a complex area of most free trade agreements and a sticking point for the U.S. in the current NAFTA renegotiation.

Godin Guitars EDC Feature

Simplifying Godin Guitars' supply chain to become a global leader

Article November 21, 2017 Since the 1964 hit "Walk, Don't Run", Montreal-based musician Robert Godin began modifying and customizing guitars, as well as making a new one from scratch.

NAFTA Negotiations & Resource

NAFTA negotiations & resources: The pulse of trade from experts

Article November 16, 2017 A panel of exporting experts weighs in on NAFTA negotiations and the current challenges SMEs face when they contemplate exporting.

Abbyshot EDC Feature

Abbyshot finds a competitive edge in the U.S. and U.K.

Article October 25, 2017 Abbyshot started out by running a home-sewing business. Now, they export in over 50 countries and work with companies like ABC/Disney and Sony Pictures.

Modern Trade Data & Analytics

An intro to modern trade data & analytics

Article October 23, 2017 Modern trade agreements are complicated, inclusive and exciting.

Adtrackmedia EDC Feature

Adtrackmedia transforms metro subway tunnels in international markets

Article October 17, 2017 Adtrackmedia saw an opportunity in a niche market: taking blank tunnel walls of subway systems and display advertising. Read about their export success here.

Floriculture industry exports

Canada’s floriculture industry looks for export growth across the U.S.

Blog October 05, 2017 Every day, thousands of greenhouse-grown plants and cut flowers are shipped to the U.S. as part of Canada’s annual $420-million in floriculture export sales.

Exporting agricultural technology

How agricultural technology will help unleash Canada's export potential

Blog September 25, 2017 By 2050, the typical farm will generate an average of 4.1 million data points every day. What does this mean for Canada’s agricultural export potential?

Port of Montreal exports

A look at trends in maritime transport at the Port of Montreal

Blog September 20, 2017 The Port of Montreal has played a historic role in the commercial development of Montreal and Canada, and the trade between Canada and international markets.

NAFTA webinar

NAFTA: The ties that bind Canada, U.S. and Mexico

Webinar Join a dynamic webinar that shares perspectives from Canada, the United States, and Mexico to illustrate why NAFTA is a strong, mutually beneficial partnership.

Export insights SOTI

How Canadian company, SOTI, adapted to different markets worldwide

Article September 13, 2017 96% of SOTI’s revenues come from outside of Canada. Learn how SOTI grew to 700 employees in 22 countries by looking to new markets for export opportunities.

Export insights SimEx-Iwerks

Export insights from SimEx-Iwerks, a Canadian innovator

Article August 30, 2017 Understanding the market and being an innovator have been crucial to SimEx-Iwerks success in foreign markets. Read for CEO Michael Needham’s advice to SMEs.

Unique Selling Proposition

Competitive advantage: Defining your unique selling proposition for new markets

Video August 25, 2017 A Unique Sales Proposition is a summary of what makes your company different and sets you apart from the competition.

EDC Market Entry Advisors India

Market Entry Advisors – India

Guide August 25, 2017 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors China

Market Entry Advisors – China

Guide Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors Mexico

Market Entry Advisors – Mexico

Guide August 25, 2017 Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for each market.

EDC Market Entry Advisors UK

Market Entry Advisors – United Kingdom

Guide August 25, 2017 Bringing your business to a new country? Get in contact with key experts you should call before selling abroad, as well as helpful facts and stats for the United Kingdom market.

Canadian Beef Exports and CETA

Canadian beef exports & CETA: The prime cuts and the red tape

Blog August 18, 2017 When CETA goes into effect on September 21, Europe will remove import tariffs on 50,000 tonnes of beef and veal. Learn what Canadian beef exporters can do to take advantage.

Canada and U.S Trade Relations

Fast facts: Canada and U.S trade relations

Article August 16, 2017 The U.S. has a deeply integrated and mutually beneficial trade relationship with Canada. Here’s the many incentives for them to keep it that way.

CETA will remove tariff barriers, but Canadian companies looking to export to the EU can face other non-tariff barriers when exporting to some nations.

Strategies to overcome trade barriers in the EU

Article August 11, 2017 While CETA removes tariff barriers, you may run into other trade barriers when exporting to the EU.

Export insights Les Grand Ballets

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal on the international stage

Article August 10, 2017 Read how Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal has found success in exporting cultural products through their international tours.

Canada-Ukraine trade deal

Canada-Ukraine trade deal: What exporters should know, from EDC experts

Blog August 08, 2017 The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) came into force August 1. EDC experts share why it’s important and what it means for Canadian exporters.

Export insights D-Wave systems

B.C.'s D-Wave Systems: Exporting the quantum leap of computers

Article August 04, 2017 Quantum computing has the ability to revolutionize what computer systems can do. Learn how D-Wave systems took advantage of a critical export moment.

NAFTA 2.0: Mexico Trade

NAFTA 2.0: Mexico wants to enhance, not restrict trade

Article August 04, 2017 Despite the U.S. focus on eliminating trade deficits in a new NAFTA, Mexico is in a strong position to achieve its goal of enhancing trilateral trade.

NAFTA Trump Wishlist

U.S. Government’s NAFTA Wish List: What it Means for Canadian Exporters

Article July 27, 2017 The U.S. released its wish list for NAFTA’s renegotiations as well as the negotiation start date—Aug. 16. What does it mean for Canadian exporters?

Celine Dion exporting music

How four women changed the export world for Canadian musicians

Blog July 26, 2017 The four best-selling Canadian musicians of all time, both at home and in export markets, are women. Read how they’ve changed the export world.

Exporting Canadian music

How digital technology and exporting have changed Canadian music

Blog July 18, 2017 The rise of music streaming has globalized the marketplace and Canada is exporting more music today than ever before. Here’s why.

CETA: Business in Europe

CETA: Be export-ready for business in Europe

Article July 18, 2017 Two exporters discuss how Europe will spell business opportunities for Canadian companies.

Export insights Ably Productions

Export insights from Steve Johnston of Ably Productions

Article July 17, 2017 Steve Johnston of Ably Productions shares his exporting journey and how he’s found success with the subscription business model.

Canada EU trade barriers

The nitty-gritty of EU trade barriers before and after CETA

Article July 17, 2017 A primer on the EU trade barriers Canadian exporters can expect.

Canada’s Dairy Industry Part of NAFTA Re-negotiation

U.S. beef with Canada’s dairy industry part of NAFTA re-negotiation

Article July 13, 2017 Canada’s dairy supply management system has been under close scrutiny by many countries. We examine how this issue will become part of NAFTA re-negotiation.

Ably Productions EDC feature

Ottawa's Ably Productions exports media packages tailored for SMEs

Article July 13, 2017 Steve Johnston of Ably Productions shares his lessons learned from a challenging exporting experience, and more insights from doing business internationally.

iPolitics event diversification

Why Canadians must diversify and where they should go

Blog July 07, 2017 Canada’s reliance on the U.S. market is high and with uncertainty south of the border, diversification is worth exploring. Here’s how.

Canada’s Trade Agreement with Europe: The Pros and Cons

Canada’s trade agreement with Europe: The pros and cons

Article July 07, 2017 CETA will come into force this summer. A Q&A with EDC’s Europe expert Daniel Benatuil on what you need to know about its benefits and challenges.

OECD in the EU

Does market opportunity await in OECD nations within the EU?

Blog July 06, 2017 OECD nations that are part of the EU and CETA should be considered as a target for Canadian exporters looking to expand beyond the U.S.

Exporting Canada to China

China’s opening economy: Lots of opportunity for Canadian companies

Blog June 29, 2017 The removal of barriers to capital flow in the Chinese economy will offer Canadian exporters major benefits. Learn how.

Arcana studios EDC feature

B.C.'s Arcana Studios: Exporting creativity to foreign markets

Article June 23, 2017 Founder of British Columbia based Arcana Studios shares his key to achieving global success in the creative industry. Read more to find out.

NAFTA’s 90 Days: A Calendar

NAFTA’s 90 days: A calendar

Article June 20, 2017 A primer on important dates between the launch of NAFTA negotiations on May 18 until they begin, no earlier than August 16.

Lyte Energy EDC feature

Cleantech company Lyte Energy has its sights on China and India

Article June 14, 2017 Lyte Energy shares how their helping transition the world to a hydrogen economy through education and their products.

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.

Canadian opportunities forestry sector

Innovation, diversification bud new opportunities for forestry sector

Article June 05, 2017 The federal government has announced the $867-million Softwood Lumber Action Plan, but the future of Canada’s forestry sector relies on innovation and diversification.

Canada’s Forestry Sector

Canada’s forestry sector: Rooted in Canada’s economic history

Article May 31, 2017 Canada is by nature a global forestry leader and the industry has proven it can be resilient in the face of the challenge of change.

Export insights Boutique Step Up

Export insights from eBay Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Article May 30, 2017 Christine Deslaurier, owner of Step Up Boutique, shares lessons learned from her 10 year long export journey as an e-bay and brick & mortar store owner.

Boutique Step Up EDC feature

Step Up Boutique sells to 42 countries worldwide, with help from eBay

Article May 29, 2017 Find out how Step Up Boutique, a micro-multinational, has sold to 42 countries in her 10 years of business.

Export insights dTechs

Expanding to Colombia? dTechs has on-the-ground export advice for you

Article May 25, 2017 Learn how Canadian software company dTechs has succesfully exported its electrical management software, epm Suite, to Colombia.

Banking tips insights RBC

RBC gives banking tips for small businesses

Article May 23, 2017 If you want to go beyond Canada's borders, there are experts to help. RBC's Jason Storsley has advice for small businesses considering global expansion.

IWT EDC Feature

P.E.I.’s Island Water Technologies brings cleantech to Algerian desert

Article May 17, 2017 A wastewater technology company from P.E.I. focuses its export markets on military bases, disaster relief operations, mining camps and off-grid communities.

Export Insights from Schleese Saddlery

Schleese Saddlery works with its partners to find export success

Article Ontario-based company Schleese Saddlery discusses how it's important educate yourself and listening to those who know more than you when it comes to exporting.

Schleese Saddlery EDC Feature

Traditional meets innovative: How Schleese Saddlery transformed saddles

Article Have you ever wondered how saddle technology has evolved while respecting its traditional European roots? Schleese Saddlery saw its potential and pursued it.

Export Insights from RentMoola

Successfully exporting in the fintech industry: Insights from RentMoola

Article RentMoola co-founder discusses the differences between selling in Canada vs. the United States, the roadblocks they faced and how you can overcome them.

RentMoola EDC Feature

How RentMoola's fintech is making it easier to pay rent

Article Learn how RentMoola leveraged fintech to disrupt the banking industry by creating an online platform to pay rent with a debit or credit card.

Canadian financial services exports

Financial services: One of Canada's largest and fastest-growing exports

Blog April 21, 2017 Learn how the financial services is one of the largest and fastest-growing Canadian exports, attributing more than half of Canada's outward foreign direct investment.

International pricing constraints

7 international pricing constraints every exporter needs to consider

Blog April 20, 2017 Pricing products and services appropriately is critical for exporting. It's important to understand the pricing constraints your business may face abroad.

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.

Export Insights Glint Innovation

Glint Innovation's growth helped by support available for entrepreneurs

Article Glint Innovation's co-founder discusses how they, with the help from the Canadian government and MaRS Network, were able to successfully start their business.

Glint Innovation EDC Feature

Glint Innovation: Discovering customers by being open to new cultures

Article Founded by a small group of new Canadians, Glint Innovations has successfully exported their platform by being open to new cultures around the world.

Export Insights Canadian Natural Oils

Export insights from Canadian Natural Oils' Juanita Corbett

Article Choosing and trusting your distributor can be critical to your success abroad. Read more about Canadian Natural Oils' export journey from owner Juanita Corbett.

Canadian Natural Oils EDC Feature

Canadian Natural Oils' health and wellness exports are in full bloom

Article Learn how this entrepreneurial couple transformed an unsightly plant into a lucrative natural oils exporting business, with a help of a good agent-distributor.

Canada's health and wellness export opportunity

Canada's health & wellness sector: a trillion-dollar export opportunity

Blog April 04, 2017 The global health and wellness market is huge. Learn how there is rising demand for Canadian products in Western Europe, China, Brazil and the Andean region.

Buy American Free Trade

Buy American: Free trade needs to be fair trade

Article March 30, 2017 Navigating Buy American regulations may be challenging, but can be done. First learn what it means and then how to do your homework to navigate around this complex issue.

IDC authentication and legalization services

Challenging export paperwork? IDC can help

Blog March 30, 2017 "Paperwork can be one of the biggest challenges of exporting for SMEs." International Documents Canada helps companies navigate the costs and complications.

Export Insights MyPakage Apparel

Keys to MyPakage's export success: Customer service and partnerships

Article MyPakage Apparel's CEO discusses the art of customer services, the importance of partnerships, and how to adapt to different markets.

MyPakage Apparel EDC Feature

MyPakage reinforces its supply chain to prepare for new export markets

Article To sell their unique idea in a niche market, MyPakage Apparel strengthened its supply chain. Learn how this helped the company find success in new markets.

EDC Singapore branch

EDC opens a financing branch in Singapore - its first outside of Canada

Article March 24, 2017 EDC opened its financing branch outside of Canada, in Singapore. Learn from Bill Brown, EDC's Regional VP, Asia, on how this can help Canadian companies.

Buy America, Buy American, America First

Buy America, Buy American, America First: From an expert’s mouth

Article March 20, 2017 Q&A with a trade expert who works with Canadian companies to help them understand and obey these very rules (Buy America, Buy American and America First.)

Eddyfi EDC Feature

Eddyfi: One of the first Canadian companies to do business in Iran

Article March 16, 2017 Although Eddyfi is a niche market player, being nimble and seizing opportunities helped them export to over 70 countries around the world, including Iran.

How Buy America and America First Can Affect You

History lessons: How Buy America and America First can affect you

Blog March 14, 2017 There is confusion around Buy America, Buy American and America First. Canadian companies should know what they mean and how they can impact business.

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.

Canada - u.s. trade for automotive sector

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.

Future of Canadian Auto Sector

Technology and innovation, the future of the Canadian auto sector

Article March 01, 2017 From cars that use alternative fuels to cars that drive themselves, find out how Canadian companies are on the forefront of global automotive technology.

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 Bulat Kitchen Knife

Building a successful crowdfunding recipe: Bulat Kitchen Knife

Article February 13, 2017 A successful crowdfunding campaign can be a great tool for building a community and testing your products. Learn from the founder of Bulat Kitchen Knives.

4 Key Questions on Canada-U.S. Trade

Get the answers to 4 key questions on Canada-U.S. trade

Article February 10, 2017 Here is expert advice for Canadians exporters regarding market changes to help you prepare and continue to succeed south of the border.

Bulat EDC Feature

Bulat's crowdfunding campaign gets over 5,000 customers and investors

Article February 10, 2017 A knife aficionado and foodie, Bulat Kitchen Knife's creator beat his goal of raising $25,000 in the first 24 hours of the 30-day campaign through crowdfunding.

Export Insights Revol Technologies

Revol Technologies: Planning is essential to crowdfunding success

Article February 09, 2017 Planning for crowdfunding is just as critical as the selling phase. Learn more from Revol Technologies, which created custom-fit Bluetooth earphones.

Revol EDC Feature

Revol brings over 10,000 customers in 100 countries by crowdfunding

Article February 08, 2017 Montreal's Revol Technologies raised over $2.5 million, and secured approximately 10,500 customers in more than 100 countries through crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding EDC Feature

How crowdfunding can help companies reshape and grow

Blog February 07, 2017 A look at how crowdfunding has evolved, and how more entrepreneurs and start-ups are using it to attract investors and customers from around the world.

Buy America Policy

Worried about ‘Buy America’ policies? Why you shouldn’t be

Article February 06, 2017 From “America first” policies to massive new infrastructure spending, the U.S. market is poised for change.

Export Insights from CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems: Lessons from the global supply chain journey

Article January 26, 2017 CoolIT Systems, a Calgary-based tech company, discusses its export strategies and biggest lessons learned from going global.

CoolIT Systems EDC Feature

How high-quality partnerships help CoolIT Systems grow globally

Article January 25, 2017 Founded in 2001 by three gamers, CoolIT's technology now cools more than two million CPUs in various systems around the globe. Learn how partnerships helped.

Export Insights from Martin & Vleminckx's

Martin & Vleminckx: Learn about other cultures

Article January 24, 2017 The CEO of roller coaster company Martin & Vleminckx discusses how export success came from face-to-face meetings and learning more about different countries.

Export Insights from Wooki

How e-commerce provided Wooki with a natural transition to exporting

Article January 18, 2017 First through Canada Post, Wooki's CEO starting exporting his products through eBay. Learn how e-commerce can provide a "natural transition" to exporting.

Wooki EDC Feature

Wooki: the export journey of a top Canadian eBay entrepreneur

Article January 17, 2017 Gatineau, Quebec native Adrien Lavoie went from selling merchandise from his parents' basement to regularly shippings his products to 45 countries.

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.

Creating a Unique Sales Proposition

Creating a unique sales proposition

Guide Step-by-step guide shows you how a strong USP can help you optimize overseas sales techniques, and how to create and use your company’s own USP.

Trade Show Investment

Trade shows and you: How to get the most from your trade show investment

Guide Learn how wisely selecting and preparing for trade shows can help you enter new markets, increase sales, and increase awareness of your company.

Entering the U.S. Market: Logistics

Entering the U.S. market: Logistics and best practices

Guide A white paper with practical information on how to develop an effective, long-term strategy for exporting to the U.S. and establish a business presence.

Exporting to OECD Markets

Exporting beyond the U.S.: Expanding into OECD markets

Guide This white paper provides practical, how-to information to help your company look beyond the U.S. and start developing markets in other OECD countries.

Canadian Affiliates Abroad

Canadian affiliates abroad: Impacts and opportunities

Guide More Canadian companies are acquiring affiliates to increase sales and access supply chains. Find out if you should invest abroad, and how EDC can help.

Dealing with Trade Barriers

Dealing with trade barriers: An interview with Todd Winterhalt

Article September 26, 2016 It’s common to face trade barriers when selling into OECD markets, but trade expert Todd Winterhalt outlines several ways to overcome them.

Trade barriers in oecd markets

Understanding trade barriers in OECD markets

Article September 26, 2016 Different kinds of trade barriers you oculd encounter when entering some OECD markets.

Exporters consider new markets

Why Canadian exporters should consider new markets

Blog September 26, 2016 Learn how the OECD’s 35 countries could be prime new markets for your Canadian goods and services, and how to overcome the barriers.

Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Guide September 12, 2016 This comprehensive guide helps you explore exporting and direct investment opportunities in the ten fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia.

Doing Business in Panama

Doing business in Panama

Guide Learns more about Panama’s export opportunities, risks, trade agreement with Canada and how to break into the market in this detailed market guide.

Export Insights STEMCELL Technologies

Global long-term vision key to export success: STEMCELL Technologies

Article September 01, 2016 Vancouver's STEMCELLS Technologies exported from day one. Learn how their reputation with community researchers around the world helped validate their product.

STEMCELLS Technologies EDC Feature

Vancouver’s STEMCELL Technologies: An export story that spans 20 years

Article September 01, 2016 STEMCELLS Technologies needed certain tools to do research work in hemotology and oncology, and knew that other researchers around the world needed the same.

Exporting to the United States

Exporting to the United States

Guide Hone your exporting strategy with this insightful guide, which shows how the U.S. is divided into 11 markets, each with its own opportunities.

Discover New Markets

Discover new markets

Guide Find the best markets for your business with this detailed guide, as well as market entry strategies, investing, steps to export success, and more.

Finding the Treasures in Your Balance Sheet

Finding the treasures in your balance sheet

Guide See how hidden assets in your balance sheet can provide working capital to finance your business abroad, and help you negotiate with your bank.

6 Ways to Break Into Markets to Win New Customers

6 ways to break into a market to win new customers

Article August 15, 2016 Discover the pros and cons of the six ways to sell overseas.

Investing abroad to find global customers

Investing abroad to find global customers

Article August 15, 2016 A foreign affiliate can help you grow your sales overseas.

Attending to customers needs: Be where they are

Attending to customers needs: Be where they are

Article August 15, 2016 Investing in operations abroad can have key benefits for growth. Acadian Seaplants exports to 80 markets around the world and has employees in 11 countries.

Working Capital with  Export Guarantees

Boost your working capital with our export guarantees

Guide Learn how to secure an adequate supply of working capital with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program (EGP).

Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

Guide Learn about India, one of the largest emerging markets, and how your company can navigate the opportunities and risks, including to intellectual property.

Synaptive Medical EDC Feature

Synaptive Medical sees a problem and builds a technology solution

Article August 02, 2016 Thanks to Synaptive Medical, neurosurgeons now have imaging and robotic positioning technology software. So far, all of their sales have come from exports.

Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China

Guide This guide provides practical information and dozens of resources to help you plan and carry out your export strategy to the Chinese market.

Doing Business in Brazil

Doing business in Brazil

Guide This comprehensive guide covers all the exporting and investment basics of doing business in Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America.

ICT sector exporting

Canada's ICT sector is built for exporting

Blog July 11, 2016 Learn how Canada's information and communications technologies (ICT) sector could lead to the next wave of innovation that will transform many sectors.

Dealing with Country Risk

Dealing with country risk

Guide The OECD ranks some countries as riskier than others, but this practical guide shows you what makes up country risk, how to assess it, and how to manage it.

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.

Phantom Intelligence EDC Feature

Phantom Intelligence's technology leads to auto innovation globally

Article June 22, 2016 Phantom Intelligence developed an innovative collision-warning sensor through laser technology and have a vision that one day, all vehicles will have it.

Commercial Contract Terms

Commercial contract terms

Guide Strong contracts are even more essential when dealing internationally. Get tips on the key terms and structural elements you need in your next contract.

Finding and Keeping International Customers

Finding and keeping international customers

Guide May 16, 2016 Packed with tips, this paper shares expert advice on how to find and keep international customers, from building relationships to after-sales service.

Finding international agents and distributors

Finding, training and managing international agents and distributors

Guide Learn how international agents and distributors can help you overcome the barriers when dealing in less familiar markets, and how to choose the right ones.


Diversifying your market, one step at a time

Guide Learn how diversifying into multiple markets is key to business success, and learn how to choose the best markets and entry strategies for your company.


Beyond exporting: Building or buying international operations

Guide Learn how you can expand operations outside of Canada to increase sales, improve service, and access supply chains and resources—and how EDC can help.

Saltworks Technologies EDC Feature

Saltworks Technologies uses innovation in the world's murkiest waters

Article April 20, 2016 Saltworks Technologies found global export success by desalting sea water more cleanly and using 80 per cent less energy than conventional methods.