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Canada Export Information

Canadian export information, including export financing, becoming export-ready, export regulations, and Canadian export associations - everything you need to become a Canadian exporter.

6 Export Labeling Tips
Effective labeling can mean the difference between your goods reaching their export destination in one piece, reaching it damaged or not reaching it at all. These labeling tips will give your packages a fighting chance on their journey abroad.

10 Steps to Successful Exporting
Exporting your business products or services can be a complex and challenging process. Let these ten key steps from Team Canada Inc. get you on the path to successful exporting.

Create a Great International Marketing Plan
Every entrepreneur can potentially increase sales, compete in diverse markets and reach a global audience with his or her particular skills and expertise, says Michelle Cook, Partner in Global Trade Solutions. She explains how to get your Canadian business export ready by creating an international marketing plan.

BusinessWomen in Trade
Women exporters will find a wealth of practical information on doing business at home and abroad on this easy to use government of Canada site (DFAIT).

Consolidated Statutes — Complete documents for download
This searchable collection of sections of the Export and Import Permits Act provides useful information about importing or exporting particular goods (Department of Justice of Canada).

Export and Import Controls
Certain goods are "controlled" under the Import and Export Act. This site gives information about export and import controls, and includes the Handbook of Export and Import Commodity Codes.

EDC: Export Development Canada
This Crown Corporation that operates as a commercial financial institution provides trade finance services in support of Canadian exporters and investors (Canadian).

Export Financing
A collection of resources for export financing and information about export financing, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

Export Permits Regulations
Extracted from the Export and Import Permits Act, here are the export regulations for goods other than softwood lumber products, and the rules for applying for a permit to export these goods.

Exporters' Reference Page
A one-stop page for exporters from the Canada Border Services Agency, which includes links to the Canadian HS Codes for Export Classification, information on reporting exports, export documentation, and export FAQs.

Handy Customs Guide For Exporters
Handy it is. This document explains which goods must be reported, both when exporting to the U.S. and to other destinations, and provides information about the documentation required, such as how to fill out your export declaration (Canada Border Services Agency).

Export Information Canada
From developing your export plan through export financing, this Canada Business Network page is an excellent source of information about exporting (federal government of Canada).

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Use this detailed listing to find the rates of duty that will be charged on various items upon entry into the United States.

Info-Guide - Services to Exporters in Quebec
While some of this document is specific to the province of Quebec, it's still a valuable resource for anyone interested in operating a Canadian exporting business. Topics covered include elements of a successful exporting business, federal financial assistance, and information and strategic advice on export markets.

Export Readiness Diagnostic
Working through this online questionnaire will show you what you need to do yet before you're ready to export your product or service. It's a useful starting point if you're considering exporting, especially as you can run "what-if" scenarios with it (TradeStart.ca).

Printable Forms: Export and Import Controls Bureau
A collection of downloadable forms in PDF format from the Export and Import Controls Bureau. The Application for Import/Export Permit (EXT 1466) is especially useful for Canadian importers and exporters.

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