Selling to foreign governments 

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Expand your market by selling your goods or services to governments of foreign countries.

Trade agreements

Trade agreements make it easier for Canadian suppliers to sell to governments outside of Canada by eliminating tariffs and providing equal access to contracts of certain dollar values. Details on these agreements can be found on the following sites:

Services to help you sell to foreign governments

Find services and organizations that can help you become a supplier to foreign governments.

  • Become an exporter

    Get help accessing contracts for infrastructure or defence materials and services from foreign governments.

  • AusTender

    Find business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts to do business with the Australian Government.

  • SIMAP - European Public Procurement

    Find information and opportunities to do business with the European Union and its member states.

Selling to the U.S. Government

The U.S. government is one of the world's largest customer. To become one of its suppliers, you need to know the ins and outs of the U.S. government procurement process, be alert to contracting opportunities and be aware of the latest legislation that may limit your ability to compete.


    Find opportunities to sell your goods or services to the United States government.

  • U.S. government procurement

    Find comprehensive information on all aspects of the U.S. government procurement process, including evaluating market potential and finding contracting opportunities at the federal, state and local government levels.

  • The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    This act can affect what you sell to the United States Government. Find out what it covers and which programs are open to your Canadian business.

  • The Buy American Act and the Buy America provisions

    U.S. federal organizations can contract for Canadian goods and services on a limited basis. Find out more about U.S. foreign procurement policies.

  • U.S. General Services Administration

    Do business with the acquisition and procurement arm of the US federal government.

  • Doing Business with NASA

    Learn how to find opportunities and understand the procurement process of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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