23/07/2014

Zeeshanali Fazal, CITP│FIBP — Underwriter and Advisor of Financial Guarantees

Zeeshanali Fazal is an Underwriter and Advisor of Financial Guarantees at Export Development Canada (EDC) in Montreal, Quebec. He was born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he spent his childhood. Zeeshanali moved to Pakistan in the early 1990s, and by the late 1990s he moved to Canada where he completed his high school, CEGEP and university education in finance.

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.

17/06/2014

Five steps to managing your foreign exchange risk

It’s an unfortunate fact that not many Canadian exporters are really good at managing their foreign exchange (FX) risk. This seems surprising, since every exporting company knows that changes in the FX rate of the Canadian dollar can pose risks to its profit margins and cash flow.

20/05/2014

Seven ways to get more working capital to grow your exports

As an exporter, you know that success in foreign markets depends very much on having a healthy supply of working capital. And like most companies doing business internationally, you turn to your bank when you need financing to grow your exports.

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.

18/03/2014

Don’t let these 5 political risks sink your exports

International trade is a risk/reward business. There can be greater payment, logistical, regulatory and political risks when dealing with overseas suppliers and customers. Nevertheless, your business will reap rewards if you can develop a competitive global supply chain, penetrate profitable export markets with quality products and services, while successfully managing the increased risks.

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)?