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Exporting regulations

There are many opportunities for Canadian businesses to enter markets outside of Canada, but the exporting process can sometimes seem overwhelming. There are a number of different rules and regulations that you need to be aware of as you navigate this process and start selling your goods around the world.

Canadian Government requirements and processes

When exporting commercial goods from Canada, you will generally need to:

You will need to obtain a Business Number and learn about the exporting requirements of the Canadian government.

Importing country requirements

In addition to complying with Canadian government requirements, you will also need to know the requirements of the importing country. For example:

These information services are a good starting point for understanding and staying up to date on the requirements of importing countries.

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