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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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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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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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Tracking Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Report November 06, 2020 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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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Global Economic Outlook—Autumn 2020

Guide October 01, 2020 As the world grapples with COVID-19 and rapidly shifting economic and political news, Canadian exporters 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

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.

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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SaaS companies positioned to thrive with careful measures

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

Peter Hall, EDC

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

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

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19: The role of pent-up demand

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

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and mechanization

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

Peter Hall, EDC

COVID-19 and the demand for food

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

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.

Ominous skies over a lumber mill

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.

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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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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

African Canadian businessman on phone at home office

Mid-year 2020 Trade Confidence Index

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

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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.

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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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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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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

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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.

Aerial view of urban Colombia

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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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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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

A factory closed due to COVID-19 sits empty behind metal fence

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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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.

Singapore cityscape

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.

Skyview of Brazil with Corcovado statue

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

Shanghai skyline

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.

Bridge in Melbourne, Australia

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?

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?

Female climber rappelling down a sheer cliff

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.

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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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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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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.

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?

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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.

Hoi An Vietnam ancient city

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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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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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

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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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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

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.

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Brexit: What’s next?

Blog March 20, 2019 What Canadian exporters need to know

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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.

3 ingredients to going global

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.

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.

creos

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.

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.

managing political risk

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.

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.

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.

building a compliance program

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.

Get a secure and trusted website

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.

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.

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.

A piggy bank floats in water, representing that credit insurance requires a cost-benefit analysis as a risk management tool to ensure customers pay

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.

managing political risks

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.

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.

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.

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.

Piping business Fuller Industrial

Fuller Industrial

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

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.

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.

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.

MELLOHAWK Logistics

MELLOHAWK Logistics

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.