Export Basics

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Exporting Agriculture and Food Products
2016Ministers of International Trade and Small Business and Tourism announce new export program for Canadian companies (Government of Canada) - CanExport will provide Canadian small businesses with matching contributions of between $10,000 and $100,000 toward export development costs. Agricultural equipment manufacturers, fertilizer manufacturers and consultants or contractors in the business of building food facilities are eligible.
(Agriculture and processed food, fish and seafood, and wine, beer and spirits sectors are excluded from CanExport).
2016Market Research Links
  • Export Market Selection
  • Market Research Resources
  • Export Controls
  • Tariff Information
  • Key Contacts for Lead Generation
  • General Information for Agri-Food Exporters
  • Government Grants for Agri-Food Exporters

Export Documentation

2016 Exporting Goods from Canada (Canadian Border Services Association)
This site provides details on export reporting requirements and links to:
  • Canadian Harmonized System (HS) Codes for Export Classification
  • Export Reporting
  • Other Requirements
2016Certificates of Origin Available Online (Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
A Certificate of Origin is a document that authenticates the country of origin of merchandise being shipped overseas. Proving where your product comes from is a requirement for many customs authorities before goods are allowed to enter foreign countries. You need to register for TradeCert.
Other links of interest
2017Transparency International - 2016 Corruption Index
Corrupt practices are more common in some countries than in others. Before doing business in a particular market, an exporting company should try to assess the level of corruption it’s likely to encounter. Transparency International (TI), the largest international NGO dedicated to monitoring and reporting on global corruption, can assist. Every year, TI publishes its Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks the world’s countries according to the perceived level of their corruption in demanding bribes.
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