As the world grapples with COVID-19 and the grim economic reality surrounding it, Canadian exporters face logistical hurdles to carrying out normal business. Trade restrictions and reduced international travel have left some with excess inventory, while demand for many products has fallen in recent times.
During this challenging period, businesses involved in international trade can call on several resources and supports.
Export Development Canada's Global Economic Outlook contains key insights on global markets, interest and exchange rates, as well as forecasted commodity prices for the next twelve months.
Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service has experts in 160 cities worldwide. They are standing by to help your business navigate this time of uncertainty and provide country-specific advice and guidance to help you mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Small Business BC's import export services provide you with expert trade advice relevant for your small business. Whether you are importing or exporting into Canada - we provide services for registering your import and export business, along with specialized programs like Export Navigator for step-by-step guidance to grow your export business.
Government Financial Supports
As long as they meet the eligibility criteria, businesses involved in international trade can also tap into existing government supports such as: