2017 Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting Ready to Ease the Way
By Robyn Finlay
The newly-updated Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) can help companies take their business to the world.
Entering global markets can be challenging. The guide takes companies through the steps necessary to break into exporting, or, for those companies already exporting, to expand into new markets. The guide de-mystifies the exporting process, providing key information and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach to entering international markets.
The guide—which focusses on helping companies make informed business decisions—contains tips and insight from trade commissioners based in Canada and around the world.
“For those thinking about exporting, this guide provides a clear path with all the steps you need to follow in order to be successful in a global market,” says Amanda McNaughton, a trade commissioner based in the TCS regional office in Calgary. ”For those already doing business in established markets, the guide can help them expand into new markets.”
The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting can help businesses:
- determine their export potential
- develop an export marketing plan
- research and select target markets
- realize the benefits of free trade agreements
- identify delivery methods for target markets
- create a comprehensive financial plan
- understand key legal aspects of international trade
- realize the benefits of e-commerce
- apply corporate social responsibility practice
For more information, visit the TCS website.
Essentially, it’s a business tool that provides an overview of key topics including the lucrative business of e-commerce, financing overseas, key market information, and, strategies for exporters and for those looking to invest or innovate.
The TCS is on-the-ground in more than 160 cities in Canada and worldwide, gaining market intelligence and insight, and uncovering opportunities for Canadian companies. Being better-informed about international markets can help companies save time and avoid risks and costly mistakes, while achieving success on an international scale.
This guide is a reference tool to support exporters, McNaughton says, noting that it is also important to consult with specialists—such as Canada’s trade commissioners—to get more in-depth assistance, specific to a company’s needs.
- Date Modified: