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Importing and exporting


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Free online resources

QUICKLY FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO START IMPORTING AND EXPORTING

Consult our guides and these free, practical resources to help you understand import and export mechanisms and find the financing programs available to you.

IMPORTING – SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act 

    ​Government of Canada
    ​If you manufacture, import, distribute or sell products, find out what you need to do to ensure that your products are safe.

  • International trade and investment 

    ​Business and industry Canada
    ​Find resources to help support your trade activities, especially if you are new to importing or exporting.

  • Business immigration programs 

    Immigration and citizenship
    ​Interested in moving to Canada to start a business? Find out if you can immigrate as a self-employed individual or receive a start-up visa.

  • Exporters of Processing Services Program 

    Department of Finance Canada
    Your Canadian manufacturing service company may qualify to import certain goods without paying GST or HST if those goods are later exported.

  • Customs Self Assessment Program 

    Canada Border Services Agency
    Importers, carriers and registered drivers may be able to reduce the time and cost of doing business with the Canada Border Services Agency.

  • Free and Secure Trade 

    Canada Border Services Agency
    Get pre-approved to move low-risk goods faster through the Canada-U.S. border.

  • Advance rulings for tariff classification 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    Get confirmation on the rate of duty that will apply to goods you plan to import.

  • CANPASS 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​If you are a frequent and low-risk traveller, you can apply for access to speedier and easier entry into Canada.

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    ​You can use this card to help you cross the border faster when you travel for business to participating countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • NEXUS 

    ​Canada Border Services Agency
    You can use this card to help you cross the Canada-U.S. border faster when you travel for business.

IMPORTING – SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Hungarian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • 4144 Dorchester Boulevard West
  • Westmount, Québec
  • H3Z 1V1

Services offered:  Networking - Trade Missions - Support for the development of trade relations between Canada and Hungary

Chambre de Commerce Canado-Suisse (Québec)

  • 630 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Suite 2800
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H3B 1S6

Services offered:  Networking - Support for commercial, industrial and financial exchanges between Switzerland and Canada

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Canada-Liban

  • 1805 Sauvé West, Suite 308
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H4N 3B8

Services offered:  Networking – Support to promote trade between Lebanon and Canada

Montreal's Irish Canadian business community

  • 2 Place du Commerce, Suite 100
  • Ile-des-Soeurs, Québec
  • H3E 1A1

Services offered:  Networking - Support for trade between Ireland and Québec

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • 275 Slater Street, Suite 1700
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1P 5H9

Services offered:  ATA Carnet - Document Certification - Business Data Lab - Internationalization Assistance - Professional Services -Canadian Business Resilience

Global Affairs Canada

  • 1 800 267-8376

Services offered:  Permits and licences - Trade mission - Consulting services - Document authentication

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

  • 1 800 442-2342

Services offered:  Domestic and import permits - Food safety (Food inspection) - Animal health - Plant protection - International market access

GS1 Canada

  • 9200 du Golf Bldv.
  • Anjou, Montréal
  • H1J 3A1

Services offered:  Implementation of e-commerce supply chain standards (Bar Codes - Products images)

Canadian-Tunisian Chamber of Commerce

  • 1001, rue Lenoir, bureau A503
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H4C 2Z6

Services offered:  Consulting services on exporting - Networking - Support to promote trade between Tunisia and Canada

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada

  • 550 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1150
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H3A 1B9

Services offered:  Networking - Coaching - Consulting services for companies interested in doing business or investing in Italy or Canada - Market research

Canada Border Services Agency - CBSA

Services offered:  Import - Export - Technical and commercial support - Support programs - Border information service

Chambre de commerce Québec et Amérique Latine

  • 555 René-Lévesque Boulevard. West
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H2Z 1B1

Services offered:  Coaching - Networking - Training in French phonetics for Spanish speakers - Trade missions - International cooperation

Entreprises Québec

  • 418 644-0075, 1 800 644-0075

Services offered:  Information on Government Programs and Services - Laws and obligations - Financial Assistance - Starting a Business - Human Resources - Foreign Trade - Innovation

IMPORTING – OTHER RESOURCES

  • International trade workshops 

    Learn about international trade topics such as transportation, letters of credit and cargo insurance. These workshops are available online.

EXPORTING – FINANCING

EXPORTING – SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

You could benefit from non-financial resources to succeed in your business venture.

EXPORTING – SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC)

  • 265 Place Chef Michel Laveau, suite 200
  • Wendake, Québec
  • G0A 4V0

Services offered:  Coaching - Growth - Startup - Sustainable development - Busines plan - Training - Managing - Marketing and sales - Mentoring - Business plan - Networking

Hungarian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • 4144 Dorchester Boulevard West
  • Westmount, Québec
  • H3Z 1V1

Services offered:  Networking - Trade Missions - Support for the development of trade relations between Canada and Hungary

Chambre de Commerce Canado-Suisse (Québec)

  • 630 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Suite 2800
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H3B 1S6

Services offered:  Networking - Support for commercial, industrial and financial exchanges between Switzerland and Canada

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Canada-Liban

  • 1805 Sauvé West, Suite 308
  • Montreal, Québec
  • H4N 3B8

Services offered:  Networking – Support to promote trade between Lebanon and Canada

Montreal's Irish Canadian business community

  • 2 Place du Commerce, Suite 100
  • Ile-des-Soeurs, Québec
  • H3E 1A1

Services offered:  Networking - Support for trade between Ireland and Québec

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

  • 275 Slater Street, Suite 1700
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • K1P 5H9

Services offered:  ATA Carnet - Document Certification - Business Data Lab - Internationalization Assistance - Professional Services -Canadian Business Resilience

Global Affairs Canada

  • 1 800 267-8376

Services offered:  Permits and licences - Trade mission - Consulting services - Document authentication

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

  • 1 800 442-2342

Services offered:  Domestic and import permits - Food safety (Food inspection) - Animal health - Plant protection - International market access

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

  • 905 De Lorimier Avenue
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H2K 3V9

Services offered:  Financing - Export support - Fiscal measures

Centrale Agricole

  • 1401 Legendre West, Suite 305
  • Montréal, Québec
  • H4N 2R9

Services offered:  Urban agriculture cooperative - Coaching - Training - Production space rental - Urban agriculture and circular economy business acceleration program - Networking - International networking opportunities - Support of the circular economy

EXPORTING – DOCUMENTARY RESOURCES

  • International trade workshops 

    Learn about international trade topics such as transportation, letters of credit and cargo insurance. These workshops are available online.

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