International Trade

A New Way to Find Foreign Customers

New Facebook tools will allow small businesses to target prospective buyers in other countries

The High Cost of Canada’s Low Duty-Free Limit

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The threshold for importing goods into Canada duty-free is the lowest by far in the industrialized world—a burden that disproportionately hurts small businesses.

What Joe Fresh’s U.S. Struggles Show About International Expansion

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Loblaws' clothing brand fizzled out across the border. Can it use those hard-earned lessons elsewhere?

Is Your Brand As Canadian As…

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For Canada Day, we look at which companies have chosen to shed their Canuck identity and which continue to fly the Maple Leaf as they expand overseas

What Brexit Could Mean for Canadian Small Businesses

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Five ways the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union could affect your company

Why Are Canadians Losing Faith in Free Trade?

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The Canadian public, and even many business leaders, are turning their backs on free global trade deals—just when we need them more than ever

What’s Stopping Canadian Companies from Going Global?

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90% of mid-sized firms that expanded outside North America found success. Why more aren't trying it

How to Reach Clients’ Ears in the U.S. Market

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W100 winner Stephanie Ciccarelli does a lot of her business south of the border. Why she's succeeding in the land of opportunity

Why Things Look Good for Wood

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Growing demand for lumber from our southern neighbours will boost Canadian forestry firms suffering from China's slowdown

Proof That International Diversification Pays Off

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Opportunities abroad are proving to be a rare bright spot for firms servicing the oilpatch amidst a major slump at home

Why Trading Across the Border Could Get Easier

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Hackathons in Toronto and Chicago will try to tackle customs complications snagging up the import-export process between Canada and the U.S.

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The remarkable story of how a technophilic car salesman from Salmon Arm, B.C., created a website, changed the way Canadians buy vehicles and built the No. 1 company on the 2016 PROFIT 500—Canada Drives

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