Take your business to new heights with this free Export Guide

March 16, 2017 - Tags: Export

This guest blog post is provided by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) which helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions.

Take your business to the world with the 2017 edition of the Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting.

Whether your company is starting to export or already exporting, the guide can help you expand into new markets by de-mystifying the exporting process. The guide also provides you with practical insight and proven tips used successfully by thousands of Canadian firms of all sizes and in all sectors to assist you in making informed business decisions.

Create your export checklist. Learn how to:

  • Assess your company's export readiness to determine the right markets to target.
  • Create an export marketing plan tailored to each market.
  • Research and select global markets that offer the greatest potential return.
  • Develop a sound financial plan and secure sources of export financing to close more deals.
  • Sell more online and reach global consumer markets using e-commerce.
  • Realize the benefits of free trade agreements to enter emerging markets.
  • Identify better delivery methods for your target market to expedite logistics.
  • Understand the key legal aspects of global trade to create contracts that protect business interests.
  • Apply corporate social responsibility practices to benefit from development opportunities.

“For those thinking about exporting, this guide provides a clear path with all the steps you need to follow in order to be successful in a global market,” says Amanda McNaughton, a trade commissioner based in the TCS regional office in Calgary. “For those already doing business in established markets, the guide can help them expand into new markets.”

Being better-informed about international markets can help your company save time and avoid risks and costly mistakes, while achieving success on a global scale. The guide synthesizes the knowledge of trade commissioners located on-the-ground in more than 160 cities in Canada and worldwide, who gain market intelligence and insight, and uncover export opportunities for Canadian companies like yours.

Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter, the guide can help you go further faster.

Download the Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting today and realize your full export potential.


Comments

Posted by Canada.ca on September 15, 2017
Hello John,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency has a handy guide to help you navigate the requirements to exporting goods from Canada and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides information on regulations applicable to importing goods into China.

In addition, you may wish to read the Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting, prepared by the TCS.

Once you are ready to export, the TCS can help you navigate the complexities of international markets.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you.
Posted by John on September 15, 2017
Is there any export tariffs or duties involved when exporting a used vehicle to Asia, like China (talking about Canadian duties)? Any literature or link would be appreciated.
Posted by Canada.ca on September 11, 2017
Hello Abhishek,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

1) Sole-proprietorships in Ontario are registered at the provincial level. Our information on Registering your business will help guide you in the matters of business registration and incorporation. Please note that you can filter our site for Ontario (and Federal) content by clicking the “Settings” icon at the top of this, or any, page.

2) For information regarding export permits for online sales, please contact Global Affairs’ Export Controls Division at tie.reception@international.gc.ca.

You may also find useful information throughout our website on numerous business topics, including start-up, marketing, and growing; the following may be of particular interest:
E-commerce: what to consider when selling online in Canada
E-business security, privacy, and legal requirements
Online sales

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your next steps.
Posted by Abhishek on September 7, 2017
Hi,

I want to open my sole proprietorship in Toronto, ON and sell .PDF reports (digital downloads) online, through my site.

I have following two queries:

1) Is business registration for sole proprietorship done on federal level or provincial level?

2) Do I need export permit, if customers from other countries will be paying and downloading the .PDF reports from my site?

Would be grateful if you can guide me.

Thanks and regards,
Abhishek
Posted by Canada.ca on May 8, 2017
Hello Bharat.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

If you are looking for foreign buyers, please see the Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting, contact the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service directly, or see our section on Exporting.

If you are looking for Canadian buyers, the Canadian Company Capabilities database and the Canadian Importers Database provide lists of Canadian companies that might be in the market for your goods or services.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your next steps
Posted by Bharat on May 7, 2017
Greetings.

We are manufacturing all type of precision brass PART & components, as per customer drawings and sample. Our main products is all type electrical, electronic Brass components.
Our main strength have been our ability to manufacture products as per customers requirement.

Any buyers so help this matter
Posted by Canada.ca on April 11, 2017
Hello Haseeb,

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

For information on immigrating to or investing in Canada to start a business, check out our website at http://ow.ly/sH2f30aLxkg You can also learn the advantages of investing in different regions, and what those provinces and territories have to offer.

To help you plan for a successful start to your venture, check out our Starting a business page for some of the things you'll need to take care of. Our Business start-up checklist can help you with the basics like planning, organizing, registering, and hiring.

You can also find information on our website to help you with importing products into Canada.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Good luck with your venture!
Posted by Haseeb on April 11, 2017
Dear Concern,

This is Haseeb from Pakistan, I want to start import business of Rice in Canada & want to migration in Canada for business of Rice. How to register a company for non resident person. Can you please help me.

Regards,
Haseeb

Posted by Canada.ca on March 16, 2017
Hello Pariya.

Thank you for contacting Canada Business. We are always happy to help you with questions about starting or growing your business in Canada.

TFO Canada provides Market Information Papers and can help your contacts access the Canadian market by providing free online information on how to export to Canada.

Your contacts might also consider looking for a Canadian business to partner with to help them sell their product. If so, they can consult the Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC) database.

They may want to try the Canadian Importers Database, which provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada by product, by city and by country of origin. They can use this database to research Canadian companies that might be in the market for their goods or services.

If you have further questions about starting or growing your business in Canada, please contact us for assistance.

Thank you and good luck with your next steps.
Posted by Pariya on March 16, 2017
Hello,

I have a few contacts abroad looking to expand their business in exporting products to Canada.

They are looking for someone to do a market entry report for them to determine the profitability of the products they want to export.

Please connect me with someone that can help these potential investors.

Thank you,
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