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New funding to help Canadians diversify export markets

As part of $2 billion in measures to help the steel and aluminum industry brace itself for the impact of tariffs in the United States, the Government of Canada pledged $50 million to help companies diversify their export markets. Find out why diversification is important for all sectors.

Sales by foreign affiliates outpacing direct exports

There are different ways for Canadian goods and services to reach global markets and one of these is by establishing foreign affiliates abroad. Read about how sales by Canada’s foreign affiliates have recently been exceeding direct exports.

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Insurance for exports helps reduce risks

Selling goods and services in international markets can be very lucrative but it can also be risky. Exporters are using receivables insurance to help mitigate those risks international markets, and protect themselves against instability. Listen to the latest CanadExport podcast to learn about how the Receivables Insurance Association of Canada (RIAC) can help protect and strengthen your company’s operations.

Start‑ups to take export challenge and face dragons

Start‑ups: prepare to face the dragons and scale‑up as part of the 2018 Global Entrepreneurs Cohort, a package of initiatives from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS), in partnership with Export Development Canada, Startup Canada and UPS to showcase and support the global ambitions of Canadian companies. Participants can win scale‑up money through the Canadian Export Challenge; win an all‑expense paid trip to Ottawa to pitch in front of business “dragons” from the CBC television show The Dragon’s Den, and access resources such as global accelerator initiative in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal or Halifax. Find out more about the 2018 Global Entrepreneurs Cohort.

Free Canadian Energy Export Guide available

Canada is renowned for its energy excellence and a new Canadian Energy Export Guide is available to help showcase these capabilities to global partners. The guide—the result of a collective effort by several partners—highlights Canadian innovation in the oil and gas industry. It lists Canada’s exportable capabilities and provides a snapshot on the wide range of Canadian expertise. The guide is free to download in five languages.

Tap into Brazilian water technologies market

São Paulo, Brazil, September 17-21, 2018 — The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is leading a water and wastewater trade mission to Brazil on the margins of FENASAN, South America’s largest trade show and conference for water treatment and technologies. The TCS will organize business‑to‑business meetings, a seminar, site visits and mentoring and coaching sessions to help Canadian companies perfect their sales pitch. Register today.