Press Releases

Canada’s Trade Plan

Canada, United States’ number one trading partner, announces a new international trade plan.  Canadian trade minister, Ed Fast, says he will “focus Ottawa’s efforts on markets that hold the greatest promise for Canadian business.”

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Target Markets

The plan will target three distinct types of markets.

1.   Emerging Markets with the best potential for broad Canadian commercial interests.  For example, some countries include: Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia,and Hong Kong

2.  Emerging markets with specific opportunities for Canadian businesses. For example, some countries include: Bahrain, Costa Rica, Cameroon, and Ghana

3.   Established markets with broad Canadian interests. For example, some countries include: Australia, European Union, Japan, and the United States

Plan Elements

Efforts will be placed to ensure maximizing of resources for success in foreign markets, as well as sustainability as the only G-8 nation to have preferential access to both the EU and the U.S.

SMEs    

Canada plans to increase export presence of Canadian SMEs in emerging markets from 29% to 50% by 2018, leading to the creation of over 40,000 new jobs.

Read more at STR Trade

Canada Shipping  — Scarbrough Service

If you didn’t already know, Scarbrough has a designated service between Canada and the Midwest.  In fact, we have bi-weekly consolidations running from the Midwest to Toronto.  Our NAFTA Team is available 24/7 helping to keep your freight moving across the border.  Contact us if you need pricing, documentation, or have questions.  pricing@scarbrough-intl.com