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Doing Business in Canada

This website contains a collection of published reports designed to help U.S. companies understand the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Canada.

The content of these reports comes from our 2012 Country Commercial Guide (CCG) for Canada, which the U.S. Embassy’s Commercial Service published annually under the authorization of the U.S. Government’s Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee. However, such sections as Top Prospects are updated as new opportunities (or, in some cases, challenges) arise – so we advise U.S. companies to visit early and often.

You can click on the reports on the left hand menu or just click through the following sections:

If you would like more information on Doing Business in Canada, please contact Louise Dore at Louise.Dore@trade.gov for a copy of the U.S. Commercial Service’s latest Country Commercial Guide for Canada.

Finally, while our reports serve as a good overview for getting started on doing business in Canada, we encourage you to take advantage of our 105 U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) located throughout the U.S. to discuss how we can help you sell your products and services overseas and defend your interests should challenges arise. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices/index.asp.

Links/Reports of Interest for Doing Business in Canada:

1. Export.gov/exportbasics

2. Government Procurement in Canada

3. Canada Webinar Series: NAFTA Documentation

4. Canada’s Statutes

5. The Non-Resident Importer Program

6. Preparing Your Business for Global e-Commerce