Biz Info: Export Readiness

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Are You Ready to Export?
If you have increased sales or maintained your market share locally then you may want to consider exporting. Exporting may be the next logical step in your growth plan as it offers a chance to tap into markets not available locally.

In preparing your business for export you will need to have a solid exporting plan in place. This plan can only be developed after you have thoroughly researched your chosen market, including demand, demographics, and competition.

After conducting your market research you must also consider the logistics and legalities of exporting your product or service. This may include transportation costs, packaging and labeling requirements, pricing, tariffs and duties, business numbers and compliance with national and international standards.

Export Assessment
Will You Export?
  • Export Basics – This information from Alberta Agriculture and Food offers export readiness tools, export tools, company registration and upcoming events for export based learning
  • Step By Step Guide to Exporting – This Government of Canada guide has been created to help you learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business there.
  • Export your ProductsThis site is a comprehensive source of information and practical tools for new or experienced exporters.
  • Importing and Exporting Agriculture and Food Products - This site provides information and services for Alberta exporters as well as importers of agriculture and food products.
  • Entering a Foreign Market – Exporting can be a great way to grow a company but it also entails risk. This site looks into the information needed to prepare an export plan, make key decisions and line up the necessary financing.
Export Regulations
What Are the Regulations?
Phone the Ag-Info Centre, toll-free in Alberta at 310-FARM (3276), for assistance.
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This information published to the web on November 16, 2016.
Last Reviewed/Revised on November 6, 2018.