6 Steps to Take Before You Start Selling Product Online Globally

Own an online store and want to start selling your product around the world? No matter what your platform is (Amazon, eBay, Shopify, etc.) there are six universal steps you need to take before you can sell your product internationally. In this video, we cover customs duties. You will learn why it matters if you...

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Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on Export, Import and International Trade

Watch the above video about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on international trade. We review the challenges and opportunities of the exporters and importers in the economic reality of quarantines and travel restrictions. We discuss the impact of the coronavirus in international trade in goods and services. We complete with the action items...

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[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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