Preparing to export

Once you’ve established that your company is ready to do business in international markets, it is time to make preparations.

The success of your business in foreign markets will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Stability or accessibility of the markets you are entering
  • Financing
  • Delivery logistics
  • Contracts
  • Customs
  • Risk

Planning exports

Develop a plan to evaluate the potential benefits and risks to your business, and determine your approach.

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Market research

Solid research will allow you to identify and target your market effectively.

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Financing exports

Secure the financing you need to successfully enter new markets.

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Existing trade agreements

Canada is a member of several international trade agreements.

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Export regulations

Understand regulations enforced by both the Canadian government and the importing countries.

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USA customs information and guidelines

Understand the regulations governing entry of goods into the United States.

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International logistics

Develop a market entry strategy that maps out how you are going to sell, deliver and distribute your products.

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