Canada2EU Trade Chats podcast
Welcome to the Canada2EU Trade Chats - the podcast dedicated to helping Canadian companies export and expand their business to the European Union (EU).
Every month, we invite experts that provide market and sector insights as well as practical tips to help Canadian companies navigate the EU market. Our guests include market experts, policy makers and lawyers among others. Join us every month for a fresh episode wherever you listen to podcasts.
For tailored-made guidance and advice, engage with our Trade Commissioners on the ground. We have 25 offices across the EU that can help you identify opportunities and grow your business in all 27 EU countries as well as the UK.
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Using standards and certification mechanisms to comply with the EU’s Data Protection Regulation
At the time of publication, EU countries have yet to establish specific certification mechanisms to enable businesses to demonstrate compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. In the meantime, there are alternatives for Canadian companies. Alex Héroux, Sector Specialist with the Innovation Program of the Standards Council of Canada, provides guidance on how existing standards and certification schemes can help you understand and meet your obligations under the GDPR.
Understanding the EU e-commerce market
Sara Lone, Research Director for the E-commerce Foundation, provides guidance to companies on how to navigate the EU e-commerce market, with insights on challenges and opportunities, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis as well as how Canadian companies can access a market of 446 million consumers of which almost 7 out of 10 are online shoppers.
Navigating the EU Data Protection Regulation
What is the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? To which extent are you concerned by this EU Regulation as a Canadian company? Where and how do you start your compliance journey? Jane Murphy, lawyer and Founder of the European Data Protection Office, and Mélanie Gagnon, President and Founder of the data protection consulting firm MGSI, help you understand the impact of the GDPR on your business and provide tips on how to comply with the highest data protection standards in the world. A complete list of the topics covered in the podcast is available at the beginning of the transcript.
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