International Trade

What Fast-Growing Firms Know About Innovation

3 Key Charts: startups' chief creativity constraints, sharing economy truth and a key export market.

Why Aren’t You Using Canada’s New Free Trade Deals?

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Federal International Trade Minister Ed Fast says businesses need to look beyond the U.S. and seek out newly-open foreign markets

Exclusive Event: Opportunity Outlook 2015

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PROFIT's first Executive Breakfast of 2015 reveals your best bets for business expansion

Patience Is a Profitable Virtue

Audience see a movie through 3D glasses at a newly opened IMAX theatre on February 8, 2007 in Wuhan of Hubei Province, China.

Imax studied the Chinese market for over a decade before entering. Taking the long view has reaped rewards.

Modular Housing’s New Look

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As demand for cheap, safe housing grows all over the world, these Canadian companies are building innovative modular homes.

Are You Missing Out on the Inland China Opportunity?

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The coastal regions are saturated with foreign companies, but the interior provinces are largely untapped. Here's why you should be travelling down the New Silk Road.

How World Trade Centres Can Help You


They're not just about fancy buildings. The global WTC network can answer your questions about prospective markets

Three Questions to Ask Before Exporting


Toronto's Utilicor found that having a great product isn't enough to crack often complicated marketplaces. It takes special insights

A Year of Exporting Advice from PROFIT


From understanding Incoterms to fighting arbitrary measures by foreign governmenets, a look back at some of our best stories on SMEs and exporting from 2014

The Hidden Challenges of U.S. Franchising

John DeHart of Nurse Next Door: take the time to find the right partners; photograph by Dina Goldstein

Nurse Next Door was born in the relatively straightforward Canadian market. Selling into the U.S. proved far more complex

How to Look for Niche Markets in China

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In this week's Export Wire: China's craving for dependable Western products; Canada's ambivalence about free trade with Thailand; and will there be a Canadian dividend from a more open Cuba?

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