05/11/2013

Shaking Canada’s Trade Complacency

“It’s time for Canada to unload itself from the traditional relationship it’s had with the United States,” says Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP, Ontario’s former trade commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., and past-president of the Canadian Council for the Americas. “The U.S. will always be an important market for us because of our geographic proximity, but we should be looking at other markets as well.”

29/10/2013

Why invest in Nicaragua, why now?

Nicaragua is open for business. There are currently a lot of opportunities available in the country in terms clean-tech, infrastructure and mining sectors. And the Nicaraguan government is engaged and committed to developing its local capacity in an effort to attract foreign direct investment and create partnership opportunities with foreign and local firms.

22/10/2013

The importance of country branding

When I look at international trade and business opportunities around the world, I am more and more surprised every day; not with the abundance of opportunities but with the fact that nobody knows about them or has negative perceptions about a specific business environment itself.

18/10/2013

Intensive training for Canada’s Trade Commissioners to start soon

In less than five years, over 100 Canadian Trade Commissioners have worked their way through the FITTskills online training program. Another 65 are currently training. FITTskills focuses on best practices in international business, and helps develop practical knowledge and skills that global trade professionals can apply to their jobs immediately.

15/10/2013

Things to know about crossing the U.S. border legally to grow your export business

Warren assists individuals, families and corporations in crossing the Canada/U.S. border lawfully, either to visit, work or stay. He helps arrange documentation for work Warren Createspermits and permanent resident status—including skilled workers and business immigration programs—and he coaches individuals on how to successfully present their case for legal entry.

08/10/2013

Creative solutions to help Canadian exporters grow

You’ve just received your first big foreign purchase order (PO), or perhaps you’ve been exporting for a while and are looking to grow your international business. What’s your next step? Have you tried contacting Export Development Canada (EDC)?