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Importing and exporting


Do you plan to offer your products and services globally or need international partners to help you enter new markets? Before doing business abroad, it is important to understand the basics of the import and export process.

Our advisors can help you prepare effectively by informing you about the steps and the laws and regulations in effect before starting your import and export activities.


» Contact us today to quickly get answers to your questions and receive a free assessment in order to establish a solid foundation for all your international projects.

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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

  • Quebec International — International recruiting 

    Québec International
    Access a network of experts to help you hire international talent for your business. Attend workshops, networking events and recruiting missions.

  • 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.

  • Trade Accelerator Program 

    World Trade Centre Toronto
    Access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, as well as the opportunity to work with industry leaders to build and implement a comprehensive export plan.

IMPORTING – SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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.

  • Hypercroissance Québec 

    ​Startup Montréal
    Develop your innovative, fast-growing Quebec company by increasing your exports and accelerating your growth.

  • Agreement for construction sector labour mobility Ontario - Québec 

    Ministère du Travail
    Under this agreement, you are ensured equal treatment when bidding or working on construction projects in Ontario and Quebec.

  • CGLCC- Global 

    Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce ( CGLCC )
    Get connected with LGBT+ chambers of commerce and partnership opportunities around the world and leverage their expertise to help you do business abroad.

  • EDC — Export Help Hub 

    Export Development Canada
    Find the trade information you need from export advisors, in order to grow your business in new markets such as the U.S., European Union and Mexico. Get answers to questions about customs, financing, paying taxes and more.

  • BDC Advisory Services — Sales and marketing 

    ​Business Development Bank of Canada
    Get advice on action oriented approaches focused on developing and implementing a strategy plan to increase your sales through knowledge sharing, coaching and support.

  • 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.

  • Export Distribution Centre Program 

    ​Canada Revenue Agency
    ​If your non-manufacturing business adds limited value to goods destined for export, you could be exempt from paying GST/HST on certain imports.

EXPORTING – SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

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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