Preparing to export
Once you’ve established that your company is ready to do business in international markets, it is time to make preparations.
The success of your business in foreign markets will depend on a number of factors, including:
- Stability or accessibility of the markets you are entering
- Delivery logistics
Develop a plan to evaluate the potential benefits and risks to your business, and determine your approach.
Solid research will allow you to identify and target your market effectively.
Secure the financing you need to successfully enter new markets.
Existing trade agreements
Canada is a member of several international trade agreements.
Understand regulations enforced by both the Canadian government and the importing countries.
USA customs information and guidelines
Understand the regulations governing entry of goods into the United States.
Develop a market entry strategy that maps out how you are going to sell, deliver and distribute your products.
International market profiles
Explore statistics, market information and opportunities for dozens of countries and regions around the world.
Step-by-step export guide
Assess your export potential, establish a target market, and develop an export plan with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s guide.
Date Updated: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:24:05