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Understanding Incoterms

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

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

Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.

Panorama of the Miraflore Coast in Peru

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.

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

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

Historic Cartagena is a port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast

3 markets to watch in Latin America: Chile, Colombia and Ecuador

Blog February 28, 2020 Discover the potential opportunities and risks for Canadian exporters in Latin America in the latest Country Risk Quarterly.

Bogota - Doing business in Colombia

Doing business in Colombia: 10 business etiquette tips

Blog September 25, 2019 Two EDC customers share their Colombian business etiquette tips.

Boats on the water

Aquatic Life: How a small-town business catapulted onto the global stage

Success Story Through the EDC Business Connection Program, this water monitoring solutions company gained the attention of a multinational mining giant.

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Colombia revisited

Blog August 09, 2019 After decades of unrest, Colombia emerges as a reformed nation of opportunities for Canadians.

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Colombia redefined

Article July 16, 2019 Learn how Colombia is progressing and offering opportunities to Canadians.

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Celebrating Argentina

Blog July 09, 2019 What you need to know about doing business in Argentina.

Colombian woman in colourful dress with buildings in background

Ties that bind: Colombia remains strong trade partner with Canada

Blog June 11, 2019 What to know about doing business in Colombia

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

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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Top 3 ranked emerging markets by region

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

London automotive

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

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

Brazil-export-giant

Brazil: A giant not to be overlooked

Blog December 14, 2018 One reason to consider Brazil for your exports is that it’s a big, active market.

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.

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.

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.

Manufacturer Charlottetown Metal Products

Charlottetown Metal Products

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

Canada champions progressive trade agenda

Canada champions progressive trade agenda at WTO conference

Blog June 18, 2018 Canada’s ambassador to the WTO says gender, small business and e-commerce were high on the agenda of the WTO conference in Buenos Aires.

Sea Star Seafoods: The Atlantic’s Flagship

Sea Star Seafoods: The Atlantic’s Flagship

Success Story A family tradition since 1894, and a growing business since its launch in 1983. The art of selling salt fish.

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.

Toronto software company Fiix

Fiix

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

Follow the progress of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) so you’re ready to act the day it comes into force.

CPTPP: Use the agreement to grow your global sales

Article March 29, 2018 Follow the progress of CPTPP so you're ready to act.

What is the CPTPP: Business benefits of Canada's newest trade deal

What is the CPTPP: Business benefits of Canada's newest trade deal

Article March 22, 2018 Grow your business and find new customers with the CPTPP.

The Canada-Peru Connection

The Canada-Peru Connection

Video March 15, 2018 Canada and Peru have a lot of great reasons to connect

Access Asian markets with Canada's newest trade deal, the CPTPP

Access Asian markets with Canada's newest trade deal, the CPTPP

Article March 13, 2018 The CPTPP gives Canada unparalleled access to Asia's fast-growth markets.

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 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 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.

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.

Halifax cleantech company LED Roadway Lighting

LED Roadway Lighting

Article This Halifax cleantech company is guaranteeing brighter export prospects.

Piping business Fuller Industrial

Fuller Industrial

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

Sustainable packaging business Layfield Group

Layfield Group

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

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

Intelcan Technosystems Inc.

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

Nova Scotia safety education and simulator manufacturing company Survival Systems Limited

Survival Systems: In the Business of Saving Lives

Video The story of Nova Scotia safety education, R&D, and simulator manufacturing company Survival Systems Limited is a story about managing risks, defying the odds, and being prepared for any situation.

MELLOHAWK Logistics

MELLOHAWK Logistics

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

British Columbia wind and water sports company Ocean Rodeo

Ocean Rodeo: From Childhood Dreams to Commercial Success

Success Story The story of British Columbia wind and water sports company Ocean Rodeo is a story about passion, collaboration, risk and opportunity.

Export insights dTechs

Expanding to Colombia? dTechs has on-the-ground export advice for you

Article May 25, 2017 Learn how Canadian software company dTechs has succesfully exported its electrical management software, epm Suite, to Colombia.

Clean energy in Colombia

Clean energy: Colombia's untapped potential

Blog May 24, 2017 Colombia is looking to change its image from an unstable country to a partner in foreign investment, specifically in modern infrastructure and clean energy.

Market diversification begins with free trade agreements

Market diversification begins with Free Trade Agreements

Article April 03, 2017 Canada has 11 FTAs signed with 15 countries. Learn how these agreements can help you grow your business outside of Canada.

Chile Energy Sector EDC Feature

What Canadian companies need to know about Chile's energy sector

Blog February 03, 2017 Learn more about opportunities for Canadian companies in Chile's energy sector, and how the country has been hailed as an "electricity pioneer".

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 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.

Frontier market risk and opportunity

Peru, Colombia and Thailand: discover risks and opportunities in three frontier markets

Article August 29, 2016 Discover the risks and opportunities of three high-potential, frontier markets.

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.

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.