[Lesson 1 of 5] Don’t Start or Expand your Export or Import Business Without It!

This is the first lesson of a complimentary 5-lesson series. Let’s jump in. Can you build a house without a solid foundation? Just like you start building a house with a solid foundation, there are certain elements you must consider to ensure the long-term success and sustainability of your international trading business. More specifically: 7...

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How to Make Trump’s Threats Irrelevant to Your Automotive Parts Business

Canadian automotive parts are next on Trump’s tariff list. The U.S. could introduce up to 25% duty on automotive parts made in Canada. The problem is that over 75% of the parts are either directly exported to the U.S. or end up in the Canadian-assembled cars destined to the south of the border. The tariff,...

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How to Select Right Product for Export or Import?

Another key topic to consider when venturing into the international markets is product selection for international trade. Look critically at your product portfolio or options, and use the following criteria to select the right product for export or import. 1. Highest Margin. International marketing, sales and trade require flexibility to incur additional costs yet each trade transaction...

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Why Should Foreign Buyers Buy From You?

One of the key success factors in international trade is developing a global value proposition. When trading internationally, you are competing not just with other Canadian companies trading with your target markets but also with international and local competitors in those markets. In this tough competitive environment it is critical for you to be able...

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[Video] First Steps in International Trade – Meetup on Aug 03, 2017

Thanks to all of you for coming to our Meetup event on August 03, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario.  Also, we thank a Meetup group ‘Global Trade Enthusiasts’ who kindly invited us to their free event. I hope it was an informative session for you. We talked with you about basics of international trade, precisely, taking the first steps in international...

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[Save the dates] Upcoming Seminars in Toronto – July 24 & August 3

Let me invite you to our upcoming seminar ‘How to Start Your Export & Import Business from Scratch’ on July 24, 2017 (Monday) in Toronto, ON. You'll be able to ask any questions about international trade, export or import. It will take place at the following address: 489 College Street, Suite 100 Toronto, ON, M6G 1A5...

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HS Code? Here you are!

The Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) in Edmonton, AB, Canada where I was speaking on how to find new export markets is over now. So, let's back to everyday tasks an exporter or importer is to fulfill. One of them is the determination of HS Code (Harmonized System Codes) for traded products. Sometimes it sounds scary...

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