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CETA: A New Era in Trade

CETA trade deal: Three years on

Article October 13, 2020 In three years, CETA has brought significant opportunities in a variety of sectors

Businessmen shaking hands on a deal

Top 10 things to know about the new NAFTA

Article September 01, 2020 Trade expert highlights key changes to new Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement

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?

Canadian brewers sell outside of Canada

Tap into new markets: 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada

Blog November 15, 2019 6 tips for Canadian brewers looking to sell outside of Canada from a beer blogger and EDC Trade Advisor.

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The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

Blog November 07, 2019 The U.S. e-commerce market: Rules, regulations and logistics

London city district

Brexit saga continues: Preparing your business for the various outcomes

Blog November 06, 2019 How will your export business navigate the post-Brexit economic waters?

British union jack flag and big Ben clock tower

Brexit: It’s down to a coin toss

Blog May 16, 2019 It’s only been a few short weeks since the Mar. 29 hard Brexit deadline, but it feels like months. Since then, there’s been not one, but two extensions.

Radiant female exporter walks across tarmac to board plane.

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.

Free trade agreements

Get there faster with free trade agreements: What you need to know

Article April 23, 2019 If you’re a Canadian company looking to sell internationally, a trade agreement between Canada and your target market can make it easier for you to do business there.

Canadian Brazilian trade post election

Putting relationships first: A look at the Canadian-Brazilian trade post-election

Article November 14, 2018 Personal relationships remain the heart of Canadian-Brazilian trade, as exporters navigate the post-election market.

Export opportunities germany

Oktoberfest: An export opportunity for Canadian businesses

Blog September 28, 2018 Discover the exports tied to the annual German festival and how Canadian businesses can take advantage.

trade deal opportunities

Why Canada’s trade deal with Europe offers new growth opportunities

Article September 21, 2018 It’s been a year since Canada signed a trade agreement with Europe. Discover untapped opportunities.

Canada europe trade relationship

How you can take advantage of the Canada-EU trade relationship

Blog September 18, 2018 CETA is one of Canada’s most ambitious trade agreements, and it’s not just about tariffs.

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?

France international trade

France: A new leader. A new approach to international trade.

Blog July 26, 2018 One year after President Emmanuel Macron’s victory, Canadian trade with France has evolved.

EDC Peter Hall: Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Confidence Bucks Trade Turmoil

Video July 13, 2018 Canadian exporters are feeling good…but for how long?

mexicos presidential election

Mexico votes for change in president, but Canadian business opportunities remain

Article July 03, 2018 Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wins Mexico’s presidential election. What does it mean for Canada-Mexico trade?

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs

Navigating U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, a list of resources

Article June 29, 2018 A list of U.S. resources to help you determine which Canadian metals are subject to U.S. tariffs.

how tariffs work for business

Tariffs 101: How tariffs work and what it means for your business

Article June 28, 2018 Why tariffs exist, who pays them and how to know if they’ll affect your international sales.

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.

CETA aerospace sector

CETA puts major opportunities in flight for the aerospace sector

Blog May 02, 2018 As the world’s largest aerospace market, Europe in the CETA era offers Canadian exporters a valuable competitive advantage.

canadian maple syrup exports

The future looks sweet for Canadian maple syrup exports

Blog April 05, 2018 Canadian maple syrup: barrel for barrel, it’s more valuable than crude oil, has proven health benefits and, most important of all, it tastes delicious.

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.

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.

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 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.

4 reasons to be trade confident through nafta talks

4 reasons to be trade confident through NAFTA talks

Article February 12, 2018 Three EDC webinar panelists discuss why we can be optimistic following the 6th round of negotiations.

Free Trade Agreements Open Doors Around the World

Free trade agreements open doors around the world

Article February 09, 2018 Discover why Canadians businesses should consider countries where Canada has comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs) in place.

NAFTA economic growth

3 reasons the economy will grow in spite of NAFTA

Blog February 05, 2018 EDC’s Chief Economist Peter Hall argues that history guides the current optimistic economic outlook.

Moving Operations to the United States

5 questions to ask before moving operations to the United States

Blog February 04, 2018 Growing international operations by investing in the U.S. gets you closer to clients and helps with logistics.

NAFTA concerns for Canadian firms

Are Canadian firms concerned about NAFTA? If so, now what?

Blog January 22, 2018 Recent survey of Canadian companies shows many adopting new business strategies

CETA Opportunities for Canadian Food Exporters

CETA opens menu of opportunities for Canadian food exporters

Blog January 08, 2018 CETA offers significant new opportunities for virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

What are the benefits of canada’s trade agreements?

What are the benefits of Canada’s trade agreements?

Article January 03, 2018 Canada relies on two types of trade agreements to help Canadian companies excel globally: FTAs and FIPAs.

International Trade Agreements Boost Canadian Prosperity

International trade agreements boost Canadian prosperity

Blog December 27, 2017 International agreements are instrumental to the prosperity of the Canadian economy.

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.

Importance of Canadian Free Trade Agreements

Canadian free trade agreements and why they are important

Blog December 19, 2017 With one in five jobs relying on exports, Canada’s international trade agreements are crucial to growing the nation’s economy now and in the future.

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.

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.

Modern Trade Data & Analytics

An intro to modern trade data & analytics

Article October 23, 2017 Modern trade agreements are complicated, inclusive and exciting.

NAFTA webinar

NAFTA: The ties that bind Canada, U.S. and Mexico

Webinar Join a dynamic webinar that shares perspectives from Canada, the United States, and Mexico to illustrate why NAFTA is a strong, mutually beneficial partnership.

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.

Canadian Beef Exports and CETA

Canadian beef exports & CETA: The prime cuts and the red tape

Blog August 18, 2017 When CETA goes into effect on September 21, Europe will remove import tariffs on 50,000 tonnes of beef and veal. Learn what Canadian beef exporters can do to take advantage.

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.

CETA will remove tariff barriers, but Canadian companies looking to export to the EU can face other non-tariff barriers when exporting to some nations.

Strategies to overcome trade barriers in the EU

Article August 11, 2017 While CETA removes tariff barriers, you may run into other trade barriers when exporting to the EU.

Canada-Ukraine trade deal

Canada-Ukraine trade deal: What exporters should know, from EDC experts

Blog August 08, 2017 The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) came into force August 1. EDC experts share why it’s important and what it means for Canadian exporters.

NAFTA 2.0: Mexico Trade

NAFTA 2.0: Mexico wants to enhance, not restrict trade

Article August 04, 2017 Despite the U.S. focus on eliminating trade deficits in a new NAFTA, Mexico is in a strong position to achieve its goal of enhancing trilateral trade.

NAFTA Trump Wishlist

U.S. Government’s NAFTA Wish List: What it Means for Canadian Exporters

Article July 27, 2017 The U.S. released its wish list for NAFTA’s renegotiations as well as the negotiation start date—Aug. 16. What does it mean for Canadian exporters?

CETA: Business in Europe

CETA: Be export-ready for business in Europe

Article July 18, 2017 Two exporters discuss how Europe will spell business opportunities for Canadian companies.

Export insights Ably Productions

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 EU trade barriers

The nitty-gritty of EU trade barriers before and after CETA

Article July 17, 2017 A primer on the EU trade barriers Canadian exporters can expect.

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.

iPolitics event diversification

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.

Canada’s Trade Agreement with Europe: The Pros and Cons

Canada’s trade agreement with Europe: The pros and cons

Article July 07, 2017 CETA will come into force this summer. A Q&A with EDC’s Europe expert Daniel Benatuil on what you need to know about its benefits and challenges.

OECD in the EU

Does market opportunity await in OECD nations within the EU?

Blog July 06, 2017 OECD nations that are part of the EU and CETA should be considered as a target for Canadian exporters looking to expand beyond the U.S.

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.

Arcana studios EDC feature

B.C.'s Arcana Studios: Exporting creativity to foreign markets

Article June 23, 2017 Founder of British Columbia based Arcana Studios shares his key to achieving global success in the creative industry. Read more to find out.

NAFTA’s 90 Days: A Calendar

NAFTA’s 90 days: A calendar

Article June 20, 2017 A primer on important dates between the launch of NAFTA negotiations on May 18 until they begin, no earlier than August 16.

Canadian softwood lumber

Canadian softwood lumber, Part 5

Article June 06, 2017 It may sound like a blockbuster movie series, but no other issue has dominated Canada-U.S. trade like softwood lumber.

Canadian opportunities forestry sector

Innovation, diversification bud new opportunities for forestry sector

Article June 05, 2017 The federal government has announced the $867-million Softwood Lumber Action Plan, but the future of Canada’s forestry sector relies on innovation and diversification.

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.

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.

IWT EDC Feature

P.E.I.’s Island Water Technologies brings cleantech to Algerian desert

Article May 17, 2017 A wastewater technology company from P.E.I. focuses its export markets on military bases, disaster relief operations, mining camps and off-grid communities.

Export Insights from RentMoola

Successfully exporting in the fintech industry: Insights from RentMoola

Article RentMoola co-founder discusses the differences between selling in Canada vs. the United States, the roadblocks they faced and how you can overcome them.

RentMoola EDC Feature

How RentMoola's fintech is making it easier to pay rent

Article Learn how RentMoola leveraged fintech to disrupt the banking industry by creating an online platform to pay rent with a debit or credit card.

Canadian financial services exports

Financial services: One of Canada's largest and fastest-growing exports

Blog April 21, 2017 Learn how the financial services is one of the largest and fastest-growing Canadian exports, attributing more than half of Canada's outward foreign direct investment.

Export Insights from Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products

Little Miss Chief: Knowing the importing rules is essential to success

Article B.C.'s Little Miss Chief discusses the importance of how knowing importing countries' rules and regulations is critical to your company's success.

Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products EDC Feature

B.C. entrepreneur introduces First Nations traditions globally

Article A recipe passed down from generation to generation, Little Miss Chief Gourmet Products introduced traditional First Nations gourmet salmon to the world.

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.

IDC authentication and legalization services

Challenging export paperwork? IDC can help

Blog March 30, 2017 "Paperwork can be one of the biggest challenges of exporting for SMEs." International Documents Canada helps companies navigate the costs and complications.

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.)

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.

Export Insights Branko's Beagles

Branko Beagle's knows the challenges of exporting furry friends

Article March 10, 2017 Manitoba-based Branko's Beagles knows the ins and outs - and navigates the regulatory challenges - of the dog breeding business at home and abroad.

Canada - u.s. trade for automotive sector

Canada-U.S. trade still a driver for automotive sector

Article March 09, 2017 See how the heavily integrated supply chain between the Canada-U.S. automotive industries benefit both sides of the border.

Branko's Beagles EDC Feature

How a Manitoba couple built a worldwide beagle exporting empire

Article March 09, 2017 Some companies export materials, others export man's best friend. A Manitoba couple saw a 'pawsitive' opportunity to export quality-bred beagles globally.

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.

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.

Dealing with Trade Barriers

Dealing with trade barriers: An interview with Todd Winterhalt

Article September 26, 2016 It’s common to face trade barriers when selling into OECD markets, but trade expert Todd Winterhalt outlines several ways to overcome them.

Trade barriers in oecd markets

Understanding trade barriers in OECD markets

Article September 26, 2016 Different kinds of trade barriers you oculd encounter when entering some OECD markets.

Exporters consider new markets

Why Canadian exporters should consider new markets

Blog September 26, 2016 Learn how the OECD’s 35 countries could be prime new markets for your Canadian goods and services, and how to overcome the barriers.

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.

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.

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 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.

Synaptive Medical EDC Feature

Synaptive Medical sees a problem and builds a technology solution

Article August 02, 2016 Thanks to Synaptive Medical, neurosurgeons now have imaging and robotic positioning technology software. So far, all of their sales have come from exports.

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.

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.

Resources for Quebec exporters

Ten resources for Quebec exporters

Blog June 29, 2016 With new opportunities on the horizon, EDC highlights some important resources for Quebec companies thinking of exporting.

Finding and Keeping International Customers

Finding and keeping international customers

Guide May 16, 2016 Packed with tips, this paper shares expert advice on how to find and keep international customers, from building relationships to after-sales service.

Finding international agents and distributors

Finding, training and managing international agents and distributors

Guide Learn how international agents and distributors can help you overcome the barriers when dealing in less familiar markets, and how to choose the right ones.

Saltworks Technologies EDC Feature

Saltworks Technologies uses innovation in the world's murkiest waters

Article April 20, 2016 Saltworks Technologies found global export success by desalting sea water more cleanly and using 80 per cent less energy than conventional methods.