22/07/2014

Eight tips for successfully exporting into the U.S. market

If you’re looking for a good place to break into international trade, exporting into the U.S. can be an excellent choice. With a population of over 300 million people and a 20 percent share of the global economy, it’s the richest market on earth, and it’s right on Canada’s doorstep.

18/07/2014

The basics of global trade transactions for your imports and exports

A company that has decided to export its products to a new market or to buy from a new supplier in a different country cannot take for granted that the potential transaction(s) will be viable, profitable or provide goods at a price and quality that are competitive. From a financial point of view, a transaction may prove unrealistic if the cost of entering a market is too high, the competition is gruelling, or the price the company needs to charge in the new market is not competitive.

27/05/2014

The global village is waiting for your products. How ready are you?

Human beings are social by nature. This explains the billions of dollars we spend every year on tourism. We travel the world to enjoy new scenery, to meet new people, to try new foods, and for the newness of the experience. When we have goods and services ‘tour’ across international borders, we call it international trade.

22/04/2014

6 ways to lower risk when selling to foreign customers

Any good contract protects you and your customer when you do business together. But when you start selling abroad, you have to think about your sales agreements in a different way. In this post, we’ll look at six strategies for writing solid contracts that will help you avoid problems with foreign customers and governments.

08/04/2014

Human or machine translation for your international business communications?

Google or not to Google? That is the question. Or rather, when it comes to translating important international business communications, that’s one of the questions a new exporter may ask. That’s because free translation online—what the translation industry calls machine translation, or MT—can be really tempting to time- or budget-pressed exporters.