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Canadian Resources for Doing Business Internationally

Federal Government

1. Canada Business

Information and links to resources on: starting a business, financing, taxes, human resources, exporting and importing, research, government contracts, innovation and regulations. Broken down provincially where applicable.

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2. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Doing Business Abroad

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Canadian Based Business Associations and Organizations

3. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

CME’s mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and enable the success of Canadian goods and services exporters in markets around the world. Nationally focused, CME’s membership accounts for an estimated 75% of total manufacturing production and 90% of Canada’s exports.

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4. Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters

The Recognized Voice for Canada’s Trade Community. The association works with embassies in Ottawa, Washington, and around the world to keep his members informed about international trade issues and to represent their interests globally. I.E. Canada also offers guidance to companies that are in the process of establishing an import/export business. Multiple guides on exporting and importing and related subjects are available through their Web site.

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US Federal Business Sources

5. Business.Gov - The official business link to the U.S. Government

This Web site contains very useful information for the operations of a business in the U.S. A tab “State and local info” provides access to information on doing business in every state of the country and also links to a “business.”State”.gov” Web site.

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International Business Resources

6. Interactive Map – Guide to Doing Business in …

Each of 175 countries in the world is flagged on a world map representing the ease of doing business in/with each country. Published by the World Bank, details are available for each country on:

  • Starting a Business
  • Dealing with Licenses
  • Employing Workers
  • Registering Property
  • Getting Credit
  • Protecting Investors
  • Paying Taxes
  • Trading across Borders
  • Enforcing Contracts
  • Closing a Business

NOTE: While the perspective is partially from the point of view of a company owned by a citizen of the individual country, certain laws and regulations would apply to companies wishing to do business in that country.

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7. Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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8. Canadian Chamber Policy Brief

Canadian Chamber: Canadian Businesses Go Global for Growth

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