Join New TCS Sub-group: Doing Business in the Gulf Cooperation Council Region (GCC)
* GCC markets: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are a priority market for Canada. Canada-GCC bilateral trade has been increasing steadily over the last few years, reaching a record high of $6.8 billion in 2012, up from $4.8 billion in 2010. The collective GDP of the GCC countries exceeded C$1.3 trillion in 2011.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) actively promotes Canadian commercial opportunities throughout the GCC region, while providing Canadian companies with the market intelligence, connections and support they need to capitalize on specific opportunities.
The GCC LinkedIn group provides Canadian companies with a forum to advance their understanding of business practices in the GCC markets while demystifying the challenges and clarifying the advantages presented by this growing and vital market for Canadian business.