Preparing to export
Are you ready to export?
Before making the decision to go global with your products you need, to determine whether your Alberta company is export ready. There are several online resources available to help you assess your export readiness:
Do you have an export plan?
Once you’ve established that your company is ready to do business in international markets, you need to develop a plan. The Government of Alberta supports Alberta companies exporting to international markets by providing market intelligence, seminars and learning opportunities, trade missions, in-market support and financial assistance to promote exports. The following links will help you get started.
- Planning exports
Resources for developing an effective export plan including information on the Alberta Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program.
- Market research
Access to research to help you to identify your target markets.
- Financing for exporters
Information on financing programs to help you enter new markets and reduce risk, including the Alberta Export Support Fund and Growing Forward (GF2) program.
- Export regulations
Resources to help you understand regulations enforced by both the Canadian government and importing countries
- U.S. customs guidelines
Information on exporting goods and services to the United States - Alberta's largest export market.
- Internal logistics
Links to guide you through logistical aspects involving in selling, delivering and distributing getting your products to international markets including tariffs, export regulations and transportation.
Step-by-step export guide
Assess your export potential, establish a target market, and develop an export plan with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s guide.
Date Updated: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:31:31