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Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting is provided by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (for Canadian businesses). It is intended to help you learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business there.
- Assessing Your Export Potential
- Linking to Global Value Chains
- Developing Your Export Plan
- Identifying Your Target Market
- Developing Your Export Marketing Strategy
- Entering Your Target Market, and
- Delivering the Goods
Exporting to the United States The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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Exporting to the United States is a guide for Canadian Businesses provided by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.
- Before You Head South
- Preparing to Export to the US
- Entering Your Chosen U.S. Market
- The Legal Side of Exporting to the US
- The Basics of Export Financing
- Business Travel to the US
- Labelling, Marking and Standardization
- Packing and Shipping Your Goods
- Border Security, and
- Dealing with U.S. Customs
Guide to Exporting Commercial Goods from Canada Canada Border Services Agency

Available in PDF
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A Handy Guide for Exporters. This publication outlines the requirements that you, as an exporter, must fulfill to meet your obligations to report exports under the Customs Act and the Reporting of Exported Goods Regulations.
- why you have to report your goods
- who is an exporter
- what goods you have to report
- how, where and when to report
- the basics of the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS)
- and much more
Introduction to Exporting How to Sell to International Markets (EDC)

Available in PDF
Free Publication
Want to experience the benefits of exporting but not sure where to begin?

Introduction to Exporting: How to Sell to International Markets is a comprehensive, 75-page guide that can help you get started. Determine whether your company is ready to export, learn ways to find and enter new markets, discover how to overcome barriers and risks, and much more.

Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada's credit agency. The EDC is a Crown corporation that supports and develops Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.
World Intellectual Property Organization
Intellectual Property for Business WIPO
Registration of IP in Canada provides protection only in Canada. Similar protection must also be sought in targeted markets.

Ensure you protect your intellectual property before entering new export markets.

You will find:
  -  Why is Intellectual Property Relevant to Your SME?
-  How can Intellectual Property Enhance the Market Value of Your SME?
-  How do you Turn Inventions Into Profit-making Assets of Your SME?
-  Can Your SME use Intellectual Property Assets for Financing?
-  How can Intellectual Property Enhance the Export Opportunities of Your SME?
-  Protecting the Intellectual Property Rights of Your SME Abroad; more....
Intellectual Property for Exporting Businesses Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Businesses should take steps to protect their intellectual property (IP) assets and exploit them to the greatest extent possible based on their business strategy. Registration of IP in Canada provides protection only in Canada. Similar protection must also be sought in targeted markets.

Here you can navigate through eight steps to learn more about IP and IP management as you prepare to export.
International Trade Education
Forum for International Trade Training FITT
FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global marketplace. A not-for-profit organization established by industry and government, FITT develops international business programs, sets competency standards, and designs the certification and accreditation programs for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association CIFFA
CIFFA provides nternational Trade Workshops designed to provide topical information in an easy to digest 3.5-hours in-class or two 1,5 hours online format. They allow participants to receive quality training in a shortened time frame, permitting the participant to immediately use the technical knowledge in their workplace.
Topics: - Letters of Credit
- Essentials of Exporting
- Incoterms
- Protecting your Business with the CIFFA STCs, and
- Cargo Insurance
Canadian Society of Customs Brokers CSCB
The CSCB provides Professional Development Modules. All courses are offered online. Interactive quizzes are included in the courses. Enrolment is on a continuous intake basis and access to course material is provided for a maximum of 90 days, during which time the course and final examination must be completed.
Courses: - Canadian Harmonized System of Tariff Classification
- Understanding NAFTA
- Valuation
- Refunds
- AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System)
- Export Documentation and Regulations, and
- Tax on Imported Goods and Services
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