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Shanghai skyline

How Canadian businesses can ride China’s economic wave

Blog January 07, 2021 The Chinese market continues to offer significant opportunities for Canadian businesses.

Shanghai City skyleine

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.

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.

People rushing through an airport

Demand for Canadian exports drops with virus outbreak

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

Stephen Tapp, EDC

Canadian trade confidence continues to slide

Weekly Commentary February 04, 2020

Peter Hall, EDC

China’s 2020 outlook

Weekly Commentary January 30, 2020 2020 is going to be a delicate year for China’s economy

shipping container in open water

China Section 301 Tariffs: 3 supply chain considerations

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

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?

John Bitzan, EDC

EDC breaks down the Top 10 risks facing Canadian exporters

Weekly Commentary November 21, 2019 Export Development Canada is releasing its list of the Top 10 Global Risks facing Canada to help exporters prepare for an international environment fraught with uncertainty.

Peter Hall, EDC

Are the big trade spats one-sided?

Weekly Commentary November 07, 2019 If this goes wrong, there’s lots to lose all around

global markets for Canada’s clean technology

Top 5 global markets for Canada’s clean technology

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

A sunset view of the ancient Borobudur temple complex in Central Java

Navigating the opportunities and challenges in Southeast Asia

Blog July 10, 2019 EDC’s country risk analyst John Bitzan travels to Singapore, Indonesia and Japan on market research mission

Crowds pass by colourful signs in busy Japanese shopping area.

Japan: Slow, but steady, nets rewards

Blog May 30, 2019 Without a doubt, Canadian companies that have chosen to make the effort in the Land of the Rising Sun have been rewarded.

Sun rises on new opportunities in Japan

Webinar With the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Japan is offering more opportunities than ever for Canadian companies. Learn more in our upcoming webinar.

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

Top 3 ranked emerging markets by region

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

The power of partnerships

Getting to China: The power of partnerships

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

e-Commerce Technology

e-Commerce: Leveling the playing field in global markets

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

Sector opportunities for Canadian businesses in China

Top 5 sector opportunities for Canadian businesses in China

Blog April 20, 2018 EDC’s Chief Representative for Greater China, Chia Wan Liew, helps Canadian businesses sell to China.

EDC Peter Hall: Tighter Times in the Global Economic Outlook

Tighter times

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

How to harness the opportunities of the CPTPP

How to harness the opportunities of the CPTPP

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

Canadian Companies Selling in China

3 tips for Canadian companies selling in China

Blog February 16, 2018 There are many opportunities for Canadian businesses to sell in China. A focus on relationship-building and a long-term view can help.

Peter Hall EDC: Trade Between China and Canada

Has China stopped buying Canadian?

Video February 15, 2018 Four years of weak sales to China: A problem?

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 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.

Pyeongchang hosts Canadian trade and Olympic athletes

Pyeongchang hosts Canadian trade as well as the 2018 Winter Games

Blog February 12, 2018 Canada, we are a country built on winter. This year, Pyeongchang, South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Games and our Olympic athletes

China ecommerce market

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

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

Doing Business in China

Doing business in China: A land of opportunity for Canada

Blog December 21, 2017 China is Canada’s second-largest trading partner after the U.S. and is becoming an area of focus for Canadian business sales and investment.

Peter Hall EDC China Canada agri-food

Feeding China's growing appetite

Video November 02, 2017 When it comes to future agri-food sales to China, Canada is a top contender. We have the resources and the know-how, but are we up to it?

Export insights Fuggles & Warlock Craft Works

Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks: Bringing unique craft beer to Asian markets

Article October 02, 2017 Learn how Fuggles & Warlock CraftWorks stood out in a B.C.’s crowded craft beer market to bring craft beer to Asian markets.

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.

Export insights Canada Hemp Foods

Export insights from Canada Hemp Foods’ Robert Rae

Article August 24, 2017 Canada Hemp Foods’ CEO and President, Robert Rae, shares insights from their exporting journey, and advice for companies looking to grow through exporting.

Canada Hemp Foods EDC feature

How a small B.C. company took advantage of the “gold rush of hemp seed”

Article August 22, 2017 Canada Hemp Foods was in the right place at the right time when there was a spike in demand for hulled hemp seeds from South Korea. Read their exporting story.

Export insights Les Grand Ballets

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal on the international stage

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

Exporting Canada to China

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

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

Export insights Lyte Energy

Exporting lessons from Lyte Energy’s Nauman Kureshy

Article June 15, 2017 Read to learn about Lyte Energy’s export journey from the company’s CEO.

Lyte Energy EDC feature

Cleantech company Lyte Energy has its sights on China and India

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

Canada's health and wellness export opportunity

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

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

Export Insights MyPakage Apparel

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

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

MyPakage Apparel EDC Feature

MyPakage reinforces its supply chain to prepare for new export markets

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

Export Insights from CoolIT Systems

CoolIT Systems: Lessons from the global supply chain journey

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

CoolIT Systems EDC Feature

How high-quality partnerships help CoolIT Systems grow globally

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

Export Insights from Martin & Vleminckx's

Martin & Vleminckx: Learn about other cultures

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

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.

Vitality Air EDC Feature

Vitality Air: Exporting fresh mountain air from Canada's Rockies

Article August 15, 2016 What once started off as a joke became an opportunity to sell a lifestyle product in China. Learn how Edmonton's Vitality Air became an exporter overnight.

Export Insights Vitality Air

"The maple leaf is a great brand": Vitality Air

Article August 15, 2016 Vitality Air's president and CEO explains how supply and demand for a Canadian products led to tremendous exporting opportunities in China and other countries.

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.