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Peter Hall, EDC

Economic outlook: ‘They say it’s not, but it’s hot!’

Weekly Commentary January 20, 2022 Business is finding it hard to keep pace

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Cultural tips for doing business in China

Report January 17, 2022 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market.

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Six top trends to watch in 2022

Blog January 14, 2022 Canadian exporters should continue to monitor the global economic environment

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Cultural tips for doing business in Africa

Report January 10, 2022 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Tracking the strengths, weaknesses in Canada’s goods exports

Report January 07, 2022 EDC Economics analyzed 15 sectors, 96 sub-sectors to find out where Canada has more of an edge.

Peter Hall, EDC

Trade confidence powers on

Weekly Commentary December 16, 2021 Challenges aside, Canadian exporters hold bright view of 2022

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EDC’s Trade Confidence Index

Article December 16, 2021 As businesses continue to navigate their way through the pandemic, in our year-end 2021 TCI, the outlook according to Canadian exporters remains positive, but has moderated slightly since our June survey. Discover the highlights of this important survey, including the top markets of interest for companies planning to expand overseas.

Peter Hall, EDC

The global need for new investment

Weekly Commentary December 02, 2021 Current capacity crunch reveals sub-par investment

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G2V Optics: Casting light on critical sectors

Success Story G2V, a cleantech company revolutionizing the aerospace and food industries with light technology.

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Cultural tips for doing business in Australia

Report November 16, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Westport Fuel Systems drives innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow

Success Story Westport Fuel Systems drives innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow

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Growing through global value chains

Blog November 12, 2021 New online tool assesses Canadian women’s business readiness

Peter Hall, EDC

Has country risk finally bottomed out?

Weekly Commentary November 11, 2021 As governments withdraw stimulus, wave of bankruptcies possible

Peter Hall, EDC

What’s keeping Canadian exporters up at night?

Weekly Commentary November 04, 2021 List of top concerns is shifting

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Xebec Adsorption helps the world transition to a low-carbon future

Success Story Xebec Adsorption helps the world transition to a low-carbon future

Peter Hall, EDC

Global Export Forecast: Brighter days ahead

Weekly Commentary October 28, 2021 Despite rebound in global trade, progress uneven across numerous sectors

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Canada’s cleantech future

Report October 26, 2021 From precision farming to energy infrastructure, Canada is poised for future growth in clean technology.

Peter Hall, EDC

Employers frustrated by tightening job market

Weekly Commentary October 21, 2021 Are there any quick fixes to the labour logjam?

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P&P Optica uses the science of light to keep food out of landfills

Success Story P&P Optica uses the science of light to keep food out of landfills.

Peter Hall, EDC

Is the clogged global shipping system a temporary issue?

Weekly Commentary October 14, 2021 The critical autumn retail season is in trouble

Peter Hall, EDC

The post-pandemic spending splurge

Weekly Commentary October 07, 2021 What will consumers do with all that pent-up cash?

Cultural tips for doing business in India

Cultural tips for doing business in India

Report October 01, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

Peter Hall, EDC

The fork in the road

Weekly Commentary September 30, 2021 Growth surges while pandemic lingers

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Negotiating international contracts

Article September 27, 2021 Find out what questions you need to ask when

Peter Hall, EDC

Business investment steps up

Weekly Commentary September 23, 2021 Companies are adapting to new realities and creating capacity

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Expanding abroad? 3 markets to watch: Germany, Peru and Vietnam

Article September 22, 2021 Germany, Peru and Vietnam are three markets that offer opportunities for Canadian exporters.

Peter Hall, EDC

If supply chains are a mess, why is global trade booming?

Weekly Commentary September 16, 2021 Gloomy economic headlines make for mixed messages

Peter Hall, EDC

Fall 2021 hot list

Weekly Commentary September 09, 2021 Key economic issues of focus as summer winds down

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Ask the Export Help Team: Moving the goods

Blog September 08, 2021 Canadian entrepreneurs like you learn about trade rules and how to start their due diligence.

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Cultural tips for doing business in Southeast Asia

Report September 07, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

Peter Hall, EDC

High confidence defies general gloom

Weekly Commentary September 02, 2021 Wracked with uncertainty, we’re still upbeat

A small business advisory board meets in a conference room

How an advisory board can help your business go global

Webinar Find out how an advisory board can play a key role in helping your small business succeed in Canada and abroad

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Cultural tips for doing business in Singapore

Report August 20, 2021 Read this Export Development Canada overview on etiquette style in this key market

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Advisory boards: Effective tool for growing your business

Blog August 16, 2021 Advisory boards are made up of experts, who offer insights and knowledge to help grow your business.

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Ask the Export Help Team: Tackling your taxes

Blog August 16, 2021 Canadian entrepreneurs like you find out how they can tackle their international taxes.

Peter Hall, EDC

The only way to go is up

Weekly Commentary August 12, 2021 Despite growing optimism, global recovery uneven

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Pandemic pivot: Canada’s resilient food and beverage sector

Blog July 30, 2021 Rowda Mohamud of BDC Advisory Services optimistic about Canada’s food and beverage sector outlook.

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Markets of opportunity for Canadian exporters

Guide July 28, 2021 This Export Development Guide examines future trade potential across 170 markets.

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High hopes for medical cannabis market in Canada

Report July 22, 2021 Prospects for future growth are good for Canadian producers willing to expand to global markets.

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Ask the Export Help Team

Blog July 21, 2021 Canadian entrepreneurs like you find out how they can grow their businesses.

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Pow Wow Pitch aims to help Indigenous entrepreneurs

Article July 20, 2021 Sunshine Tenasco of Pow Wow Pitch forms partnership with EDC in support of Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Business in India: A market of opportunity for Canadian exporters

Blog July 16, 2021 Despite COVID-19, India remained our ninth-largest export market, 10th-largest trading partner.

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Going global? Two markets to watch: Australia and the United States

Article July 08, 2021 Australia and the United States are two markets that offer opportunities for Canadian exporters.

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Indigenous entrepreneurs: Checklist to exporting

Blog July 05, 2021 Bree Jamieson-Holloway outlines steps Indigenous entrepreneurs need to take to get ready to export.

Peter Hall, EDC

To immunity and beyond!

Weekly Commentary June 30, 2021 New economic forecast paints rosy picture of global growth

Peter Hall, EDC

Record rebound in Canadian trade confidence

Weekly Commentary June 24, 2021 Economic momentum building as vaccine rollouts progress, countries reopen

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Land of opportunity: U.S. shortages pave way for Canadian exports

Article June 23, 2021 Former U.S ambassador, Bruce Heyman highlights opportunities in his nation for Canadian exporters

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Canada’s ice wine industry: Grape expectations for global growth

Report June 17, 2021 Thanks to our cold winters, Canada is a top producer and exporter of ice wine

Peter Hall, EDC

Going global: Time to tap into emerging markets

Weekly Commentary June 17, 2021 The rapid transformation of the global customer base

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Turning inventory into cash: Understanding the payment cycle

Report June 14, 2021 Need credit to grow your business? The quicker you sell your product could make all the difference.

Peter Hall, EDC

Price pressures in a post-pandemic world

Weekly Commentary June 10, 2021 Is inflation getting out of control?

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Plant-based proteins: A growth industry in Canada’s backyard

Blog May 20, 2021 Canadian plant-based protein industry is in a prime position to dominate the global market.

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Canadian exporters need to plan for growth, opportunities in the U.S.

Blog May 17, 2021 As the economy rebounds in the U.S., Canadian exporters need to get ready to expand into the market.

 Peter Hall, EDC

U.S. stimulus wave cresting

Weekly Commentary May 06, 2021 Surge in March: You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

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Long road to recovery: Key trends in Canada’s goods export trade

Blog May 04, 2021 Top 10 interesting facts by EDC Economics on Canada’s goods export trade over the past 15 years.

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Understanding Incoterms

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

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Looking ahead at Canada’s private sector

Report April 26, 2021 Track the challenges, opportunities and future growth patterns of the sector’s predominately small businesses through 2024.

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Payments on the go–any time, anywhere

Article April 21, 2021 Canadian tech company offers devices and software to make mobile payments any time, anywhere.

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Protecting your intellectual property

eBook April 19, 2021 Learn the basics about intellectual property and how to protect yours when expanding to new markets.

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Powered by innovation: the new Canada Business App

Article April 16, 2021 ISED releases their Canada Business App to acclaim.

Latin businesswoman in street with international flags overhead.

Cultural tips for doing business in Latin America

Guide April 12, 2021 Maximize your company’s success in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru

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Expanding to Australia: What you need to know

Article April 08, 2021 Australia is a strategic gateway to Asia-Pacific for Canadian exporters

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Doing business in Turkey

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

Woman wears mask while grocery shopping

How COVID-19 is transforming the retail sector

Report March 03, 2021 With dramatic shifts in consumer spending patterns and shopping habits, the pandemic is driving seismic changes in retail business models and operations. Read this overview on the pandemic impacts on the retail landscape and how this industry may adapt to a new normal.

American flag flies at U.S. Capitol

President Biden strengthens ‘Buy American’ plan

Report February 22, 2021 This EDC report offers an overview of the changes to U.S. government procurement and implications for Canadian companies.

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Asia-Pacific nations sign massive trade deal

Report December 16, 2020 This EDC Economics overview outlines the implications of the world’s largest free trade agreement and how it affects Canadian companies.

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Canada’s organic sector just keeps growing

Blog December 01, 2020 The more farmers who convert to organic, the more benefit there'll be for our agricultural landscape.

Smart cleantech irrigation systems aid cannabis cultivators

Canada’s cleantech future looks bright

Guide October 30, 2020 With a global market projected to exceed $3.3 trillion in 2022, Canada’s innovative cleantech companies must look abroad for opportunities to reach their potential

Colourful skirts twirl in a local marketplace.

How to boost sales by localizing your shopping cart for new markets

Blog September 30, 2020 Tips to make online customers feel right at home on your website, no matter what market they’re in.

A woman entrepreneur gazes over a sprawling city.

Getting online with Google: What your customers want

Blog September 29, 2020 How to set up a great digital experience for your customers, to navigate the current economy and beyond.

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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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Doing business in Mexico

Guide A key trading partner, Mexico offers many opportunities for Canadian companies. This guide highlights the country’s main business sectors and outlines the risks and benefits of expanding into these markets.

A man signs a contract.

Frequently asked questions about Incoterms ® 2020

Article July 22, 2020 Experts share key information about the new rules of trade.

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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.

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.

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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

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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.