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Understanding Incoterms

Guide April 27, 2021 Control your imports and exports with this list of internationally accepted commercial definitions.

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Going global: How to find success in international markets

Webinar Discover the right approach for your company to set up international operations successfully.

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The Brexit impact: Navigating the journey ahead

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

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Selling your services to the world: How to find new markets

Webinar Learn how to identify new markets and seek out new global opportunities.

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Doing business in Turkey

Article March 08, 2021 Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a strategic market for Canadian companies

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Brexit- Here is what you need to know

Blog January 22, 2021 The UK’s withdrawal from the EU is complete. What does that mean for Canadian exporters?

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

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Up-front payment worries eased for Canadian pottery supplier

Article June 05, 2020 To avoid losing pre-payments for new machinery, this pottery company decided to insure them.

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Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on the United Kingdom

Blog April 27, 2020 EDC’s regional vice-president gives a first-hand account of the challenges in the U.K.

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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.

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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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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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‘Confidence, connections and cash’ helped this energy company succeed internationally

Success Story This family-founded onshore drilling company prospered using EDC’s products throughout its growth.

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Dialogue: Making health care accessible from your smartphone

Success Story This telehealth company, Dialogue, took its technology to Germany with help from EDC’s Export Guarantee Program.

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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?

global markets for Canada’s clean technology

Top 5 global markets for Canada’s clean technology

Blog October 07, 2019 A look at the five most promising cleantech markets

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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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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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Germany: Road to possibilities for Canadians

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

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Germany at a glance

Article August 08, 2019 11 fun facts about Germany

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Sampler: Going worldwide one sample at a time

Success Story EDC’s Portfolio Credit Insurance gave this technology company the confidence it needed to take on a contract—and watch their exporting journey take off in 11 countries.

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Solving marketing challenges took Perkuto to international markets

Success Story With help from its financial institution and EDC, this marketing consulting company has been able to continue its fast-paced growth and take on international contracts.

HockeyShot

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

Accessing EDC Select Credit Insurance provided peace of mind for Joy Yap when her natural beauty company started exporting to the U.S.

Wyld Skincare: Put your best face forward

Success Story Accessing EDC Select Credit Insurance provided peace of mind for Joy Yap when her natural beauty company started exporting to the U.S.

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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.

Titan Environmental

Titan Environmental Containment: Minimizing environmental impact while growing globally

Success Story After accessing EDC Portfolio Credit Insurance, the environmental company saw sales grow by 60% and now exports to every continent

Handling Specialty

Handling Specialty: From humble beginnings to international contracts

Success Story This material handling company started out in a garage, but used EDC’s credit insurance and Business Connection Program to support its international growth and is now worth $35 million.

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Top 3 ranked emerging markets by region

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

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.

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Keeping the world warm: How Wuxly Movement went from Kickstarter campaign to international success

Success Story Additional working capital from EDC and logistics support from eShipper helped this animal-free parka company reach cold climates beyond Canadian borders.

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London Automotive & Manufacturing Ltd: Tooling Up to be a Strategic Sourcing Partner

Success Story Loan guarantees from EDC helped this auto parts maker purchase the tooling it needed to fill a massive order from General Motors

Nix Sensor, a digital handheld device, makes colour matching easy

Colour my world: Nix Sensor, a digital handheld device, makes colour matching easy

Success Story Additional working capital allows Hamilton-based company to get new product to market faster, gain foothold in Latin America

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.

Cubehx

“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.

Averna Solutions

Averna

Success Story This technology company attributes 85 per cent of its sales to exports, and EDC has been there to support and maintain its international growth.

Umano Medical

Umano Medical

Success Story With EDC’s support, this specialized medical equipment manufacturer has carved a place for itself in the international market to improve patients’ experience around the world.

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.

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Creos

Success Story Access to working capital from EDC helped this arts and culture services company bring art to the world

SilverPaw

SilverPaw

Success Story This pet accessory company came to EDC to access working capital when their unique technology helped them garner attention and take on large international contracts right away.

Aspin Kemp & Associates

Aspin Kemp & Associates

Success Story This company secured contracts worth more than $140 million thanks, in part, to EDC’s Account Performance Security Guarantee.

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.

AvenEx Coating Technologies Inc.

AvenEx Coating Technologies Inc.

Success Story EDC helped finance this company’s equipment, allowing it to grow from two to 1,000 employees in just four years.

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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.

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Doing Business in the European Union

eBook September 21, 2018 Get tips on where opportunities lie in the EU and how to do business there.

Underwater robotics company Kraken Robotics Inc.

Kraken Robotics Inc.

Article This St. John’s, Nfld., company used EDC’s financing to secure advance payments from customers, allowing it to take on new business and expand into new markets.

Dartmouth, N.S. company MetOcean Telematics

MetOcean Telematics

Success Story This Dartmouth, N.S., company used two EDC services — the first allowed it to free up operating funds while the second helped facilitate two international acquisitions — one in the U.K. and one in California.

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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.

Nova Scotia fisheries giant Gidney Fisheries Limited

Gidney Fisheries Limited

Article This Nova Scotia fisheries giant used EDC’s accounts receivable insurance to secure deals in uncharted markets and grow internationally.

Sea Star Seafoods: The Atlantic’s Flagship

Sea Star Seafoods: The Atlantic’s Flagship

Success Story A family tradition since 1894, and a growing business since its launch in 1983. The art of selling salt fish.

Montreal-based water park company Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Success Story This Montreal-based water park company is using credit insurance to help bring childhood dreams to life — one splash pad at a time.

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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.

EDC Peter Hall: Tighter Times in the Global Economic Outlook

Tighter times

Video April 05, 2018 Tightening sounds frightening; this time, it’s actually good news.

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 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 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.

Marine plant company Acadian Seaplants Limited

Acadian Seaplants Limited

Success Story This marine plant company is finding opportunities across the sea with a Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee.

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.

Backcountry ski equipment producer G3

G3: Pushing the Boundaries of the Backcountry

Video This is the story of a young entrepreneur who turned a home-based start-up, G3, into one of the most successful producers of backcountry ski equipment in North America.

Halifax cleantech company LED Roadway Lighting

LED Roadway Lighting

Article This Halifax cleantech company is guaranteeing brighter export prospects.

Nova Scotia seafood company Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

Video This Nova Scotia seafood company is using credit insurance to reel in success.

Piping business Fuller Industrial

Fuller Industrial

Video This piping business uses bonding to drill down on riskier markets with confidence.

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.

Children’s lifestyle brand Pehr Designs

Pehr Designs

Video This children’s lifestyle brand paired business savvy with insurance to find international success.

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.

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.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Article Competing internationally and soaring to success with EDC’s bonding and guarantee solutions.

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Engine No 2 warming up

Video November 09, 2017 Even though some predict sluggish growth, key indicators show that European economic growth is coming. With CETA, this is great news for Canadian exporters.

Canadian management consulting company CowaterSogema

CowaterSogema: Driven to Make a Difference

Video The story of Canadian management consulting company CowaterSogema is a story about taking risks, dreaming big and making a positive impact felt around the world.

CETA Potential for Canadian Exporters

CETA: Unlocking the potential for Canadian exporters

Blog September 21, 2017 CETA has come into force. Now what? An informative webinar will help exporters navigate next steps. Read about it here.

Canadian seismic equipment and data company Nanometrics

Nanometrics: Finding opportunity in uncertain places

Video From exploring the world’s most volatile places to expanding to frontier markets, Canadian seismic equipment and data company Nanometrics made its name taking risks and reaping the rewards.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Market diversification begins with free trade agreements

Market diversification begins with Free Trade Agreements

Article April 03, 2017 Canada has 11 FTAs signed with 15 countries. Learn how these agreements can help you grow your business outside of Canada.

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EU Trade Commissioner: Open to progressive trade with the world

Blog April 03, 2017 International trade is more than just a race to the bottom line. Learn more about progressive trade policy and exporting values from the EU Trade Commissioner.

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.

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.

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.

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.