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Profiting from Canada’s free trade agreements

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

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CUSMA relief shifts to worries about global protectionism and tariffs

Blog January 14, 2019 EDC’s bi-annual Trade Confidence Index survey reveals mood of 1,000 Canadian exporters

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CUSMA: Deal or no deal for Canadian businesses?

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

USMCA stability for auto sector

How USMCA offers stability for Canada’s auto sector

Article October 24, 2018 Like many people in the Canadian auto parts sector, Craig Hodgins and his two partners at London Automotive and Manufacturing Ltd. are breathing a sigh of relief that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) concluded with a positive resolution.

United States flag representing the regional opportunities for the trade under CUSMA.

Doing business in the United States

eBook October 23, 2018 The United States is a series of regional markets with distinct opportunities depending on your industry.

EDC Peter Hall: A New Deal for North America

A New Deal for North America

Weekly Commentary October 04, 2018 With the new North American free trade deal, Canada has a green light for export growth.

What’s next for the new USMCA trade agreement

What’s next for the new USMCA trade agreement?

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

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

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

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

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

Nafta negiotiations

How NAFTA negotiations have progressed – A timeline of events

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

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Increase your innovation

Article July 24, 2018 A comprehensive guide to help you innovate your way to global success and stay ahead of the competition. 

Renegotiating NAFTA

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

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

State of the Union Canada trade

U.S. State of the Union address short on trade

Article February 02, 2018 Despite Canada’s fear and trepidation, U.S. President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address hardly mentioned trade at all, let alone trade with Canada.

Peter Hall EDC Trade Confidence

Trade confidence holding its ground

Weekly Commentary December 15, 2017 2017 has not been international trade’s best year. Oh, growth is having a good run alright; the problem is political. Just how is trade confidence doing?

NAFTA Negotiations & Resource

NAFTA negotiations & resources: The pulse of trade from experts

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

Peter Hall EDC Canada NAFTA

Exposed!

Weekly Commentary November 16, 2017 NAFTA renegotiations has Canadians transfixed, as a majority of exports go to the US. What does this mean for Canada's provinces? How exposed are we?

Fresche Solutions EDC Feature

Fresche Solutions: Integrating new markets requires patience

Article November 07, 2017 Fresche Solutions knows exporting is critical: 98 per cent of its sales coming from exports, with the U.S. representing nearly 40 per cent of its market.

Canada and U.S Trade Relations

Fast facts: Canada and U.S trade relations

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

Peter Hall EDC U.S. Export Insights

Shifting stateside? Think about it…

Weekly Commentary July 27, 2017 Political rheotric and NAFTA re-negotiations have Canadian exporters worried about the U.S. These concerns are real, so it's important to do your homework.

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Export insights from Steve Johnston of Ably Productions

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

Canada’s Dairy Industry Part of NAFTA Re-negotiation

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

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

Ably Productions EDC feature

Ottawa's Ably Productions exports media packages tailored for SMEs

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

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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.

Peter Hall EDC Trade Confidence Index

Surprise rise in trade confidence

Weekly Commentary June 22, 2017 The anti-trade rhetoric and the political turmoil of 2017 are a prescription for lower trade confidence. However, surveys of Canadian exporters say differently.

Canada’s Forestry Sector

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

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

The Mexico Question

The Mexico question: To stay or go; Enter or stay home

Article April 12, 2017 Thoughts from Canadian exporters and experts from EDC about the Mexican market, given the promises being made by the Trump administration.

Buy American Free Trade

Buy American: Free trade needs to be fair trade

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

Diversification Exporting Essential

Diversification: An exporting essential

Article March 28, 2017 Diversification is an important trade concept. Find out about the advantages to geographically diversifying your exporting portfolio.

A Look at the Mexico Business Climate

Panic, pause or press on: A look at the Mexico business climate

Blog March 24, 2017 There is uncertainty with doing business in Mexico. Canadians should know the facts point to Mexico being a valuable country for business relationships.

Buy America, Buy American, America First

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

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

Capitalizing on U.S. Infrastructure Needs

Building opportunity: Capitalizing on U.S. infrastructure needs

Blog March 15, 2017 U.S. infrastructure spending is set to skyrocket. Canadian companies can take advantage of experience, proximity, P3s and investment to get in the action.

How Buy America and America First Can Affect You

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

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

U.S. Infrastructure Deficit

U.S. infrastructure deficit creates opportunity for Canadian companies

Article March 06, 2017 American infrastructure is crumbling and Canadian SMEs can capitalize.

Future of Canadian Auto Sector

Technology and innovation, the future of the Canadian auto sector

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

4 Key Questions on Canada-U.S. Trade

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

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

Buy America Policy

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

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