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Global Economic Outlook—Winter 2021

Guide January 28, 2021 As the world grapples with COVID-19 and rapidly shifting economic and political news, Canadian companies are facing new risks during these uncertain times. EDC’s Global Economic Outlook offers insight on these challenges to help you make better business decisions.

Peter Hall, EDC

Global outlook: Hope deferred

Weekly Commentary January 28, 2021 Our latest Global Economic Outlook expects somewhat softer growth in 2021 than initially expected.

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Global Financial Markets

Guide January 27, 2021 Keep track of the international markets that matter to your business. Get the latest financial and macroeconomic information for both developed and emerging markets.

Big Ben in London

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?

Peter Hall, EDC

Risk: Friend or foe?

Weekly Commentary January 21, 2021 The appetite for risk in an ever-changing world

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Tracking Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Report January 15, 2021 EDC’s Canadian Economic Recovery Tracker highlights key trends in Canada’s short-term economic performance, in order to provide insights on the strength of the overall recovery from COVID-19.

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

Mastering international contracts: From strategy to success

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

Peter Hall, EDC

Turning the page to 2021

Weekly Commentary January 14, 2021 Do our Happy New Year wishes already have a very hollow ring to them?

A warehouse supervisor checks his inventory on his tablet.

Rewards & risks of export payment terms

Blog December 18, 2020 EDC’s Emiliano Introcaso and Ryan Oxley outline the rewards and risks of export payment terms.

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Year-end 2020 Trade Confidence Index

Article December 17, 2020 As businesses continue to navigate their way through the pandemic, in our year-end 2020 TCI, the outlook according to Canadian exporters has rebounded from an all-time low. Discover the highlights of this important survey, including the top markets of interest for exporters.

Peter Hall, EDC

Canadian trade confidence rebounds

Weekly Commentary December 17, 2020 Near-term outlook improves after hitting all-time low at start of pandemic.

A businessman is working from home while watching his baby girl.

Gear up for 2021: Financial solutions to navigate COVID-19

Webinar Companies across Canada are facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 economy. Our solutions can help.

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Sustainable and responsible business conduct in Brazil

Guide December 14, 2020 Expanding into this market? Read this insightful guide on the importance of operating your business in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: The surprise of the year

Weekly Commentary December 10, 2020 How has this redefined our world, and what are its lasting effects?

Peter Hall, EDC vice-president and chief economist

Global Economic and Export Forecast with Peter Hall

Webinar Get expert insight on the global economy and opportunities for Canadian exporters in 2021.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and country risk implications

Weekly Commentary November 26, 2020 The strength of the recovery depends upon containing infections as well as government support.

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U.S. outlook: What Canadian businesses need to know

Webinar It’s time to look ahead to 2021 and see how the U.S. outlook will impact Canada’s economy—and your company.

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Country Risk Quarterly—Autumn 2020

Guide November 24, 2020 In these uncertain times, EDC is keeping a close eye on how COVID-19 is impacting Canada and the global economy. Stay on top of changing country risks, so you can make more informed decisions.

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COVID-19: Insights on the impact on Canadian businesses

Report November 19, 2020 EDC Research Panel’s autumn survey outlines how the pandemic is affecting Canadian companies in domestic and international markets.

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COVID-19: Surveying the damage

Weekly Commentary November 19, 2020 Insights from on-the-ground experiences of Canadian companies.

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How Canadian companies can navigate ‘business as unusual’

Webinar Find out how your company can manage risk and stay the course during these challenging times.

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Financial forecasting 101

Guide November 13, 2020 Learn how experts are creating financial forecasts for businesses during COVID-19.

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Spiking COVID-19 cases threaten Canada’s recovery

Weekly Commentary November 12, 2020 Momentum has clearly slowed, and fourth-quarter growth will be much weaker than the bounce-back enjoyed in the third quarter.

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Managing business risk at home and abroad

Guide November 09, 2020 Identify and minimize the risks your company is facing.

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How to preserve your business integrity amid COVID-19

Blog November 05, 2020 Canadian companies must evaluate their risk culture, adjust to strengthen resiliency during pandemic

Peter Hall, EDC

Top concern: Recovery from COVID-19

Weekly Commentary November 05, 2020 We heard a lot about what’s keeping our key customers up at night.

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Global Export Forecast—Autumn 2020

Guide October 29, 2020 Get expert insights from EDC’s Economics team on the current trends influencing global trade and Canadian exports.

Peter Hall, EDC

Better than feared, but slow and uneven road ahead

Weekly Commentary October 29, 2020 Despite the massive upheaval caused by the pandemic, global trade bounced back faster than expected.

Marie-Josée Richer and Alon Farber, owners of PRANA Biovegan

PRANA Biovegan: Changing the world with healthy snacks

Article October 27, 2020 PRANA Biovegan was able to focus on growth during COVID-19 with EDC’s Investment Matching Program.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: When do I get my job back?

Weekly Commentary October 22, 2020 Improvement is expected to continue, but the recent rise in second-wave infections is expected to slow the progress.

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With rising takeout sales, demand for Gallimore food containers spikes

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

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The cost vs. the benefits of insuring your sales

Guide Can you afford not to get paid? This guide will help you weigh your options.

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Business recovery and resilience guide

Guide October 15, 2020 Get practical solutions and expertise to help create business resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19’s demands on the economy

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

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

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

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19, recovery, and inflation

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

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: Fast won’t last

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

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The digital advantage: Securing your business

Webinar Learn how to manage digital risk and grow your business with confidence

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: Debt drama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SaaS companies positioned to thrive with careful measures

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

Peter Hall, EDC

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

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

A woman farmer puts fresh vegetables in wooden box.

Growing opportunities: Overcoming COVID-19’s impact on agri-food

Webinar Learn to overcome challenges from COVID-19 and discover key opportunities in the sector for growth.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: The role of pent-up demand

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

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Complying with CUSMA: What Canadian exporters, importers need to know

Blog August 28, 2020 An overview of the new rules of origin and origin certification

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Here’s why cash flow forecasting is critical during COVID-19

Blog August 27, 2020 A proactive approach now can ensure a stronger cash flow position in the future.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and mechanization

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

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EDC Business pivot playbook

Tool August 25, 2020 Shift gears with your business – and drive growth in uncertain times

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the demand for food

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

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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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Incoterms 2020: Understanding the Group D and FOB rules

Blog August 13, 2020 EDC trade advisor Emiliano Introcaso explains four rules pertaining to the delivery of exported goods.

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the gold rally

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

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Taking control of your cash flow

Article August 05, 2020 Cash-flow conservation and management practices can help your company navigate the COVID-19 economy.

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

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

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COVID-19: Understanding the macroeconomic impacts of the global pandemic

Report July 30, 2020 This EDC Economics report reviews the rapidly-expanding research on the significant revenue losses, weaker commodity prices and volatile financial markets due to COVID-19.

Big changes ahead

How COVID-19 changed everything – including change

Blog July 27, 2020 COVID-19 evolved how entrepreneurs and executives think of change

Medical scrubs and other PPE are in high demand.

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

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

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COVID-19: Relief for your business

Article July 24, 2020 We are committed to supporting you through this pandemic with expert knowledge and financial services.

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Top 10 Global Risks in 2020

Article July 16, 2020 EDC’s Economics team identifies the political and economic challenges facing Canadian businesses, including the impact of COVID-19, global protectionism, U.S. isolationism and sweeping social unrest.

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

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

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Empowering women in trade

Article July 10, 2020 We need to change mindsets and put the proper framework in place to help more women entrepreneurs take on the world.

A young businesswoman reviews her company’s online orders

Get digital: Upping your e-commerce game

Webinar COVID-19 has changed everything, including how to sell online. Our webinar explains new ways to boost your digital presence and acquire new customers.

Joella Hogan, owner of The Yukon Soaps Company

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

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

Peter Hall, EDC

Trade imminent bounce-back from COVID-19?

Weekly Commentary July 02, 2020 COVID-19’s economic mayhem has given rise to a wide variety of recovery paths

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

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

A microbrewery owner stands next to industrial equipment.

Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall

Webinar A new economic reality means a new set of risks and opportunities. Our webinar will give you the latest insights into the global economy.

Peter Hall, EDC

Trade confidence among Canadian exporters hits all-time low

Weekly Commentary June 25, 2020 COVID-19 and rising global protectionism concerns push Canadian trade confidence to all-time low

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Focus on the future: Building trust with Canada’s Indigenous business community

Blog June 19, 2020 EDC’s Todd Evans gives an overview of the Indigenous business community in Canada, its unique challenges and how EDC can help.

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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How COVID-19 is changing the face of the retail sector

Report June 02, 2020 With a dramatic shift in consumer spending and shopping habits, the pandemic is forcing seismic changes on retail business models and operations. Read this EDC Economics overview for a pulse check on the retail landscape and how it will adapt to a new normal.

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Economic impact of COVID-19 threatens Africa’s hard-won gains

Blog June 01, 2020 The continent is on course for its first recession in 25 years.

A carpenter standing in his workshop using a digital tablet.

COVID-19: Manage your cash flow and ramp up for business

Webinar Learn the cash-flow management strategies your company can use to survive now and ramp up for business post-COVID-19.

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COVID-19 leaves tourism industry reeling

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

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Staying connected with the U.S. during COVID-19

Article May 26, 2020 EDC representatives in Atlanta and Chicago share COVID-19 impacts on their markets and outlooks for the future

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Managing your cash flow during COVID-19—and beyond

Blog May 25, 2020 EDC’s Jennifer Cooke shares insights on how Canadian businesses can manage cash flow during the pandemic

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

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

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Blog May 19, 2020 How markets in Africa have been impacted by COVID-19

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COVID-19 causing unprecedented setbacks for cleantech industry

Report May 15, 2020 Expected to be a major driver of Canada’s future economic growth, clean technology is being hit hard by the global pandemic. Get more insights by reading this EDC Economics overview.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on the Middle East

Blog May 13, 2020 EDC’s chief representative shares his first-hand account of the market challenges in the Middle East

A woman in the medical supply industry looks at incoming orders.

EDC helps Canadian businesses equip COVID-19 front-line personnel

Article May 12, 2020 Front-line workers are facing a global shortage of PPE to fight COVID-19. EDC has joined that fight.

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COVID-19 puts the brakes on the auto industry

Report May 08, 2020 With assembly operations shut down and supply chains stalled, this sector has been hit hard by the pandemic. Read this EDC Economics overview to find out how it will rebound.

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Going the distance: 5 ways to build a virtual team

Blog May 07, 2020 Building a high-performing remote team takes a special skill-set. Here’s how to do it.

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

Construction company finds pandemic relief with BCAP

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

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5 ways EDC can help your business get through COVID-19

Blog May 06, 2020 Five ways EDC can provide financial support to those in need

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

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

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impact of COVID-19 on Colombia

Blog April 30, 2020 EDC’s Camilo Bresciani gives an inside look at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Colombia

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on Peru

Blog April 30, 2020 EDC’s regional manager shares his first-hand account of the challenges in Peru.

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COVID-19: United States export forecast with Peter Hall

Webinar Watch our webinar to learn how Canadian companies exporting to the U.S. can deal with the impact of COVID-19.

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

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

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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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Currency exchange risk: How to handle the ups and downs during COVID-19

Blog April 24, 2020 Currency exchange fluctuation is an even bigger risk during COVID-19. Here’s how to make sure your company comes out on top.

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COVID-19 grounds aerospace industry

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

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

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

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on India

Blog April 15, 2020 Regional managers gives a first-hand account of the challenges in India due to COVID-19

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

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

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COVID-19 crisis: Challenges mount for many Canadian sectors

Guide April 14, 2020 EDC Economics analyzes the potential sectoral fallout in Canada

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How to make it through COVID-19 with your business intact

Blog April 08, 2020 10 principles on getting through the COVID crisis from an EDC customer.

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Market insights: Managing COVID-19 business risks in Southeast Asia

Blog April 07, 2020 Get an inside look at the challenges Southeast Asia facing due to COVID-19.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on South America

Blog April 06, 2020 EDC regional managers give a first-hand account of the challenges in Brazil and Chile

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Market insights: Managing COVID-19 business risks in China

Blog April 03, 2020 Get an inside look at the challenges China is facing due to COVID-19.

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Market insights: Monitoring the business impacts of COVID-19 on Australia

Blog April 03, 2020 EDC’s Teresa Nizzola gives an inside look at the impacts of COVID-19 on Australia

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Running your export business remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

Article March 30, 2020 Tips and resources for your business.

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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

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How to manage business risk during the COVID-19 crisis

Article March 18, 2020 Canadian exporters need a solid strategy to manage impacts of COVID-19

Peter Hall, EDC

The expanding coronavirus (COVID-19) threat

Weekly Commentary March 12, 2020 No business is untouched by the Coronavirus; how is this global issue going to play out?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains

Webinar Watch our webinar to learn how the coronavirus is affecting global trade and how your company can be protected.

Peter Hall, EDC

Key issues in Canada’s long-term trade outlook

Weekly Commentary March 05, 2020 There’s a lot of bad risk around; is there any “good” risk in our future?

Peter Hall, EDC

Risky today, riskier tomorrow

Weekly Commentary February 27, 2020 Future risks are rising; is that bad news or good news?

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Expanding internationally: Two fundamental principles in risk assessment

Blog February 19, 2020 The by-product of international expansion is that you get better at it over time.

Andrea Gardella, EDC

Helping to make sense of uncertainty

Weekly Commentary February 13, 2020 Ups and downs throughout the world in 2019 has made for a choppy entry into 2020.

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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Demand for Canadian exports drops with virus outbreak

Blog February 10, 2020 Economists are tracking what impact coronavirus will have on global trade.

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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.

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Developing a risk-management plan: 4 response options

Blog January 23, 2020 Where there’s opportunity, there’s risk.

Sunset view of Jakarta’s National Monument’s gold-layered torch.

Indonesia: A nation of contrasts

Blog January 13, 2020 An emerging economy with a diverse culture and array of traditions, the Indonesian market is worth exploring for Canadian businesses

Man walks down middle of road, facing the future

EDC Economics looks back at an eventful year and the road ahead for 2020

Blog January 06, 2020 A look at what opportunities and challenges are on the horizon in 2020

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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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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.

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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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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?

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Is a recession imminent? Why everyone’s worried yet again

Blog November 25, 2019 A “global recession-obsession” is gaining momentum.

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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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Top 10 global risks facing Canadian companies

eBook November 19, 2019 In this report, EDC explores the main risks facing Canadian exporters and investors, including Brexit, a global recession and U.S. isolationism.

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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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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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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.

Andrea Gardella, EDC

A Tale of Divergence

Weekly Commentary October 25, 2019 Rising uncertainty allows for the brave and informed to find opportunities.

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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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Managing reputational risk in your global supply chain

Blog September 24, 2019 Learn 5 ways to safeguard your reputation while managing your global supply chain.

Supply chains

8 things you need to know to strengthen your supply chain

Article September 17, 2019 How to ensure your company and suppliers are strong, flexible and resilient.

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Stronger Links: Managing Your Global Supply Chain

Webinar Are you doing business abroad or considering it? Discover how to optimize your supply chains and minimize risk with help from our experts.

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From the kitchen to the world stage: How Green Beaver’s beauty products have garnered international success

Success Story This natural beauty product company turned to EDC to mitigate its risks and access more money when international opportunities arose

Sampler’s mission to help CPGs distribute their samples in more targeted ways.

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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Building homes one relationship at a time

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

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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.

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Country risk: What’s on our radar?

Weekly Commentary July 11, 2019 Which markets are on our country risk radar as we head into the second half of 2019? Read on to find out more.

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Trade turbulence weighs on exporters’ confidence

Blog July 08, 2019 Canadian exporters are feeling more pessimistic about near-term outlook, according to EDC’s Trade Confidence Index survey

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

For the canola industry, the international landscape is changing. Export Development Canada is here to help.

EDC steps up to support the canola industry

Article For the canola industry, the international market landscape is changing. Export Development Canada is here to help.

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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Cultural Diversity: Understanding International Business Etiquette

Webinar From languages to luncheons, navigating business culture on the global stage can be a challenge. Join the experts and learn how to close deals without crossing cultural boundaries.

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

EnergyGeeks provides concierge-style “Solar Energy for Dummies” service.

EnergyGeeks: Shedding light on solar power

Success Story Since the solar power company launched in the United States at the beginning of 2018, revenue has almost doubled.

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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Brexit: What’s next?

Blog March 20, 2019 What Canadian exporters need to know

Wuxly

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

Young farmer examines corn seeds while walking in corn fields.

Cream of the crop: Canada’s agri-food sector poised for growth

Article February 22, 2019 As one of the world’s largest food producers, Canada is a major player on the global agri-food stage.

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

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.

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The rising tide of service exports

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

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Confidence, courage and calculated risk: Key ingredients to going global

Blog January 14, 2019 Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson says entrepreneurs need to take risks to be successful.

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Bank won’t give any lending value to your foreign assets? Try this

Blog January 12, 2019 Canadian banks won’t typically count overseas assets as collateral, but with EDC’s Export Guarantee Program, you can leverage assets outside of Canada and get more access to financing.

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.

Targray Corporation

Targray

Success Story EDC’s Export Guarantee Program and Portfolio Credit Insurance allowed this company to go into markets it otherwise would have avoided.

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Entertaining the world: Escape Manor

Success Story Access to working capital from EDC helped this immersive entertainment company expand.

Sera4

Sera4

Success Story Exports make up 100 per cent of Sera4’s sales and EDC was there to help make the first one happen.

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.

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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

Pyrowave 2018 Cleantech one to watch

Pyrowave: Cleantech’s “One to Watch”

Article November 06, 2018 Plastics recycling technology that has the potential to upend the economics and environmental impact of the multi-billion dollar global market for post-consumer recycled plastics.

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.

MTL Cool

MTL Cool

Success Story The company was able to take on contracts — some as large as $8 million — thanks to guarantees from EDC that helped to ease cash flow problems.

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.

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Managing political risk as part of business growth strategy

Article October 16, 2018 Managing political risks is critical to your company can survive and thrive in new markets.

Open Farm

Open Farm

Success Story Direct lending from EDC helped this ethically-sourced pet food company expand into the United States.

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EDC-PwC Annual Automotive Seminar

Article October 08, 2018 Global Trade and Economic Uncertainty: A Strategic Analysis for the Automotive Industry

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.

Custom food truck company, Food Trucks International

Food Trucks International

Success Story After accessing additional working capital with help from EDC, this food truck company landed a top customer.

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Rising interest rates trigger defaults in emerging markets

Blog September 11, 2018 EDC's Richard Schuster shares the origin of the financial crisis and how exporters can prepare for this potential risk.

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.

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.

Manufacturer Charlottetown Metal Products

Charlottetown Metal Products

Success Story This Charlottetown manufacturer went from barely operating to boasting $20-million in sales.

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Currency exchange risk: how to handle the ups and downs

Blog August 13, 2018 Think there’s nothing you can do about currency exchange risk? Discover why ignoring it can carry a hidden cost for your company – and how you can manage the risk.

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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Got 2 minutes? Get your personalized list of government programs

Article August 07, 2018 In about two minutes, the Innovation Canada platform will whittle down the nearly 1000 programs and services into a list of your top matches.

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How to start building a compliance program

Blog August 03, 2018 Corruption happens. Regardless of the good intentions of most business owners, you can’t monitor the behaviour of every employee.

Developing a risk management strategy

Plan and then plan some more. Developing a risk management strategy is key to success internationally.

Article August 03, 2018 Successfully managing risk in your business hinges on the creation and execution of a solid risk management plan.

Identifying the major types of business risk

Identifying major types of business risks is first step in risk management plan

Article July 23, 2018 Risk is an inevitable part of doing business internationally. However, identifying common risks is the first step in any risk mitigation plan.

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.

Managing the risks of doing business internationally

Managing the risks of doing business outside of Canada

Blog July 20, 2018 Helping small- and medium-sized companies understand and manage the risk of doing business internationally.

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No risk. No reward. Global business is an increasingly risky business

Article July 18, 2018 This year global risk is reaching unchartered territory according to a new report.

Planning and preparing for business risk can help your business avoid potential damages and make it more flexible, competitive and successful.

Managing risk: A guide for exporters

Guide Learn how to mitigate your business risk.

Montreal manufacturer WATERAX Inc.

WATERAX Inc.

Success Story This Montreal manufacturer secured a long-sought-after Chilean client after EDC intervened with its matchmaking service.

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Managing risk: A guide for exporters

eBook July 10, 2018 Learn how to mitigate your business risk when selling internationally.

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How to post standby letters of credit – without tying up your cash flow

Blog July 09, 2018 Standby letters of credit are common in international trade. Here’s how to issue them without tying up your cash flow.

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3 steps to keeping your website secure and trusted

Blog July 06, 2018 Any entrepreneur knows that the most valuable thing in any business is trust. Your customers trust you with their money; they trust that your product will serve their needs, and they trust that their data will be protected.

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Protecting your intellectual property

eBook June 20, 2018 Learn the basics of intellectual property and how to develop a strategy to protect it when selling internationally

Winnipeg specialty food company Piccola Cucina

Piccola Cucina

Success Story This Winnipeg specialty food company kept exporting after a bad first foray, thanks to EDC’s insurance.

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To Insure or Not to Insure?

eBook June 15, 2018 Credit insurance can help you lower your business risk, protect your cash flow and become more competitive outside of Canada.

Multi touch screen technology company Baanto

Baanto

Success Story This technology company took off so quickly they couldn’t keep up with demand, but with EDC’s financing solutions they could continue to say yes to global opportunities.

Vancouver-based beauty product company Grace and Stella Co.

Grace and Stella Co.

Success Story Vancouver-based Grace and Stella Co. deliver a spa experience to your home using the power of e-commerce.

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3 types of political risks and how to manage them

Blog June 13, 2018 Learn about the most common types of political risks including real-world examples.

Us steel and aluminum tariffs

U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs: How did we get here?

Blog June 12, 2018 Find out how recent historical events led to the U.S. calling Canadian imports a threat to national security.

Canadian tariffs on US

How Canadian tariffs on U.S. goods may affect your business

Article June 08, 2018 Discover the impact that Canada’s tariffs counter-measures will have on your business.

Vancouver-based sugar-free candy maker Smart Sweets

Smart Sweets

Success Story Vancouver-based Smart Sweets is turning sugar-free candy into a healthy business with financing from EDC.

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Weighing the risks and rewards of your next target market

Blog May 31, 2018 Of all the questions we get asked at EDC, the one that invariably tops the list is: which emerging market is best for my company?

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.

Racer Machinery International

Racer Machinery International

Success Story Finding new markets thanks to EDC’s credit insurance.

Tillsonburg manufacturer Marwood Metal Fabrication

Marwood Metal Fabrication

Article This Tillsonburg manufacturer went from a domestic to a global company in five years with EDC’s help.

Toronto software company Fiix

Fiix

Article This Toronto software company fixed its working capital woes with EDC’s financing solutions.

Toronto cleantech company ecobee

ecobee

Article This Toronto cleantech company has found its home in an up-and-coming market segment with investments from EDC.

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.

Susanna Campagna: Different Ways of Managing Political Risk

Different ways of managing political risk

Video March 29, 2018 Political violence is scary but you can protect yourself against it.

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EDC's Due Diligence Path

Article At EDC, we are committed to sustainable and responsible business practices. Read about our due diligence review here.

Top 10 country risks

Top 10 country risks to watch in 2018

Video March 22, 2018 Want to know the 10 global risks to keep in mind? Read on.

Resource extraction business Energold Drilling Corp.

Energold Drilling Corp.

Article EDC’s financing solutions help this resource extraction business drill down into new markets.

Toronto solar energy business UGE International

UGE International

Article This Toronto solar energy business delivers immediate savings to commercial and industrial clients through the low cost of solar energy.

Toronto cleantech company Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection

Article This Toronto cleantech company is protecting the fruits of its labour with credit insurance.

6 Skills You Need

6 skills you need to grow your business internationally, and how to get them

Blog February 28, 2018 Find out what exporting skills and trade knowledge you need to succeed internationally.

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.

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.

Enterprise risk management plan

Make cyber part of your enterprise risk management plan

Article February 06, 2018 Tim Truman says know what you own and how it’s connected before figuring out how to protect it.

Quebec tech company Solacom Technologies

Solacom Technologies

Article Choosing EDC’s credit insurance was the right call for this Quebec tech company.

Halifax cleantech company LED Roadway Lighting

LED Roadway Lighting

Article This Halifax cleantech company is guaranteeing brighter export prospects.

2018 Cyber Risk Management

Why 2018 is the year you can’t ignore cyber risk management

Article January 24, 2018 A rise in the number of worldwide cyber incidents makes cyber risk central to enterprise risk management.

Nova Scotia seafood company Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated

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

EDC Trade Advisors Help Sell Globally

How an EDC trade advisor helps Canadian businesses sell globally

Blog January 18, 2018 Read about a day in the life of an EDC Trade Advisor.

Piping business Fuller Industrial

Fuller Industrial

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

Children’s lifestyle brand Pehr Designs

Pehr Designs

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

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.

Mobile app company Konrad Group

Konrad Group

Video December 21, 2017 This mobile app company uses insurance to mobilize their financing.

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.

Organic frozen treat business DeeBee’s Organics Inc.

DeeBee’s Organics Inc.

Video This organic frozen treat business is melting away their worries with EDC’s working capital financing.

Read about a day in the life of one of EDC’s Sector Advisors.

How an EDC Sector Advisor helps automotive businesses grow

Blog December 04, 2017 Read about a day in the life of one of EDC’s Sector Advisors.

Hardware company Titan Building Products

Titan Building Products

Article This hardware company is building their business with EDC’s Select Credit Insurance.

Sustainable packaging business Layfield Group

Layfield Group

Article Sustainable packaging business uses EDC’s Portfolio Credit Insurance to think outside the box.

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6 ways to get customers to pay on time

Blog November 20, 2017 An EDC Trade Advisor shares his 6 tips for ensuring your customers pay on time.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

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

Offer flexible payment terms

Offering flexible payment terms? Credit insurance can help

Article November 13, 2017 Knowing the pros and cons of these four common payment terms can help you decide when to offer each one.

Different payment terms

The pros and cons of different payment terms

Article November 13, 2017 Knowing the pros and cons of these four common payment terms can help you decide when to offer each one.

B.C.-based e-commerce furniture manufacturing company Prepac

A jump to e-commerce for manufacturers

Article November 10, 2017 E-commerce helped this just-in-time furniture company keep its manufacturing in Canada.

Flexible Payment Terms

Need a competitive edge? Consider flexible payment terms

Article November 06, 2017 Offering credit can make you more competitive to your customers, but you need to make sure you’re not taking on too much risk.

MELLOHAWK Logistics

MELLOHAWK Logistics

Video Zeroing in on new customers and protecting international shipments with EDC Select Credit Insurance.

Export insights Asham Curling

Hurry Hard! Asham Curling Supplies glides to export success

Article September 01, 2017 Since the entry of curling in the 1998 Olympic games, the sport has seen an evolution. Companies like Asham Curling Supplies are finding success in exporting.

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.

Top business risks

Preparing for today's top business risks

Article August 24, 2017 The top 10 risks you may be facing in your international business, from Fortress America to a possible Chinese financial crisis.

Top 10 company risks

The top 10 risks for Canadian companies abroad

Article August 08, 2017 The top 10 risks you may be facing in your international business, from Fortress America to a possible Chinese financial crisis.

Mitigate Economic, Political and Social Risks

Risky business? Mitigate economic, political and social risks

Blog July 24, 2017 Managing country risk can be daunting for new exporters. Protect your company by diversifying your markets and developing a strong risk mitigation strategy

Managing Political Risk

Managing political risk

Guide Political risk is unpredictable, but here’s how you can create a risk management program and policies to limit the potential negative effects.

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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.

IRPP Canadian Trade Policy

A tough look at Canadian trade policy

Blog June 08, 2017 According to the IRPP’s new book on trade, Canada needs to develop a more inclusive trade policy. Read more highlights from the book.

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.

International banking tips

Going abroad: Get sharp on where, how, and with whom you bank

Blog May 19, 2017 Exporters shouldn't attempt to sell in a region prior to consulting their bank. Learn where, how, and with whom you should bank with in foreign jurisdictions.

Quebec export challenges

How Quebec companies can overcome export challenges: FCCQ

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

Flexible Payment Terms

Boost your global competitiveness with flexible payment terms

Guide Learn how you can gain a competitive edge by offering flexible payment terms to overseas buyers, while still keeping your financial risks under control.

Canadian companies supply chain

Canadian companies look to supply chains for export success

Blog April 18, 2017 New free trade agreements will provide Canadian companies with export opportunities. Learn how successfully mastering the global supply chain will help.

Export Insights Western Oiltools

How Western Oiltools' positive track record helped create export success

Article Learn how Western Oiltools' positive track record and listening to the 'pain points' of their customers helped their business thrive and succeed.

Western Oiltools EDC Feature

Western Oiltools: An innovative family business' path to export success

Article Western Oiltools found a way to stop sand from disrupting oil production: they created innovative equipment that improves customer safety and efficiency.

Exporting guide

The basics of exporting: a step-by-step guide

Blog March 20, 2017 Interested in the "basics" of the exporting process? Read a step-by-step guide on getting started, from investigating laws in other countries to getting paid.

Export Insights Eddyfi

Quebec's Eddyfi picks the right targets for export success.

Article March 17, 2017 Eddyfi's President and CEO explains how relationships and partnerships are important, but an international mindset and discovering new cultures is too.

Export Insights AR Mining Parts

Client relationships: Critical for AR Mining Parts' export success

Article March 15, 2017 In a generally male-run industry and with English as a second language, AR Mining Parts' Alejandra Russo overcame barriers and now exports to 11 countries.

AR Mining Parts EDC Feature

Argentina-born entrepreneur mines for export success in South Africa

Article March 14, 2017 With a strong sense of business development, Argentina-born Alejandra Russo thrived in the mining and forestry industry and now exports globally.

Export Insights Sound & Lights

Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights gives back to hometown through exports

Article February 21, 2017 Sory Sacko moved to Canada from Mali 18 years ago. Now, he gives back to his hometown community by exporting customized AV equipment.

Sound & Lights EDC Feature

Winnipeg's Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights drives export success in Africa

Article February 20, 2017 Exporting to his home country of Mali for 5 years, Saint-Boniface Sound & Lights gained the credibility of being known to clients as an ambassador to Canada.

Tool to avoid bribery risk

Avoid bribery risk in international markets with this tool

Blog February 15, 2017 The 2016 TRACE Matrix is the latest tool that exporting businesses exporting should have - it helps companies understand international bribery risks.

Export EDC Feature

Export numbers show positive signs for Canadian companies in 2017

Blog January 27, 2017 In November 2016, Canada recorded its first trade surplus since 2014. Now, three reports show 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for Canadian exporters.

Martin & Vleminckx EDC Feature

Quebec's Martin & Vleminckx rides export success into China

Article January 23, 2017 Quebec-based Martin & Vleminckx is a world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of wooden roller coasters. Learn about their success in China.

Blackline Safety EDC Feature

Blackline Safety educates customers in different markets

Article January 19, 2017 With growing opportunities to apply its technology, Blackline Safety is developing and manufacturing world-leading solutions for monitoring lone worker safety

iPlayco EDC Feature

Flexible payment options help iPlayco build export success globally

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

Export Insights Gongshow Gear

"Get boots on the ground first": Gongshow Gear

Article December 26, 2016 Gongshow Gear co-founders discss how their popular hockey lifestyle brand scored big in the global market, especially in the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Rising Risks in Emerging Markets

Rising risks in emerging markets – Should you worry?

Article December 01, 2016 Global markets are changing at a rapid pace, which means emerging-market risks are more of a reality today than they were a decade ago.

Foreign exchange rate volatility

Avoiding foreign exchange rate volatility

Article December 01, 2016 Learn how you can mitigate FX risk and protect your bottom line.

Emerging market risks

Be aware and prepare for emerging-market risks

Article December 01, 2016 Examples of emerging-market risks and how experts see risks trending in the near future.

Political risks in emerging markets

How political risks in emerging markets have a domino effect

Article December 01, 2016 Learn how you can protect your business and have confidence in emerging markets.

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.

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.

 Foreign Exchange Risk

Managing your foreign exchange risk

Article August 29, 2016 Most exporters agree that fluctuating exchange rates can undermine profits and cash, but FX expert Normand Faubert explains how to manage the risk.

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.

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.

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.

Preferred Supplier List

Why you need to get on a preferred supplier list

Article July 18, 2016 Many large companies and governments maintain lists of pre-qualified suppliers. Find out the benefits to your business to get on one of these lists.

Credit risk management practices

6 credit risk management practices that pay off

Article July 04, 2016 Learn the step-by-step approach to creating a credit management practice to ensure you get paid.

Strong Credit Management Practices

Why your business needs strong credit management practices

Article July 04, 2016 Free Webinar: Learn how strong credit management practices mitigate the risk of not getting paid while still allowing you to offer credit to customers.

Credit Management Strategy in  New Market

Adjust your credit management strategy in a new market

Video July 04, 2016 An insurance expert shows you how to adjust your credit management strategy in a new market to boost cash flow and sales, and help ensure you get paid.

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.

Risk and Cash Flow Management

Risk and cash flow management

Guide Learn successful techniques to deal with the higher operating risks and cash flow requirements of international business in this detailed guide.

Gongshow Gear EDC Feature

Gongshow Gear’s hockey lifestyle brand scores big in the global arena

Article June 16, 2016 Gongshow Gear started with a novel idea at a university pub in 2002. Fifteen years later, they are a global success, selling in stores around the world and online.

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.

Oil and gas sector report

Canada's oil and gas sector: Show value, gain global opportunities

Blog June 06, 2016 EDC's Robert Hodges discusses where Canada's oil and gas sector stands. Learn how demonstrating value can lead to export succcess in a lower-price environment.

Building a Foreign Exchange Policy

Building a foreign exchange policy

Guide Learn how you can manage currency fluctuations with a basic FX policy, and protect your profit margin, cash flow and competitiveness.

Canadian cleantech opportunities

Exploring the evolving nature of Canada's cleantech opportunity

Blog May 23, 2016 Canada has more than 775 cleantech companies, but continues to fall behind the $1 trillion global sector. EDC's Lynn Côté has advice for the cleantech industry.

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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.

Pioneer Log Homes EDC Feature

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

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

Buddy's Kitchen EDC Feature

Buddy's Kitchen: Innovating pet food for global success

Article February 10, 2016 Buddy's Kitchen thrives by keeping your furry companion happy and healthy with next-generation nutritional pet food. Learn about their export journey and success.