International Trade

Why Donald Trump’s Free Trade Opposition is Canada’s Opportunity

The U.S. protectionist turn will be painful in the short term, but it's a chance for Canada to create economic ties elsewhere in the world

Could Myanmar Be Your Next Big Market?

KFC’s grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee are among the few prominent signs of U.S. brands or business in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. That will likely change after President Barack Obama ended most remaining U.S. sanctions against this fledgling democracy on Oct. 7.

The lifting of U.S. sanctions against the Southeast Asian country is opening up one of the last largely untapped markets in the world

Will the Next U.S. President Hurt Your Exports?

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Canadian companies are expecting a modest uptick in foreign sales despite growth worries across the border, according to a new study

A New Way to Find Foreign Customers

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

A New Entry Point Into the Chinese Market

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E-commerce giant Alibaba is launching a "pavillion" for Canadian companies on its business-to-consumer Tmall retail platform

Will Your Branding Work in the U.S. Market?

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To attract consumers' attention on store shelves across the border, snack co Neal Brothers had to rethink its packaging

Could Your Brand Use Donald Trump to Appeal to Americans?

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The presidential nominee’s “bombastic personality” is a great marketing tool for some Canadian firms

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

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