Small Exporters and Diversification

December 26, 2013

Exporting. Globalization. Diversification. These are big terms, and we usually associate them with big business. We can even go as far as to think that in a great, big, new, trading world, small business really doesn't fit the model, doesn't really belong in the game - that you really need size and scale to compete successfully.

EICS Bulletin: Correction Period for November Softwood Lumber Permits

December 20, 2013

Brokers are advised that the correction period for November 2013 Softwood Lumber permits ends December 9, 2013 at 17:00 ET.

We remind you of the importance of submitting correct information on permits as this is imperative to the operation of the Softwood Lumber Agreement.

Canadian international merchandise trade, October 2013

December 19, 2013

The following is excerpted from a 4 December 2013 release by Statistics Canada.

Canada's merchandise imports declined 1.2% and exports decreased 0.3% in October. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $303 million in September to a surplus of $75 million in October.

Schulich School of Business Launches Centre for Global Enterprise

December 17, 2013

The Schulich School of Business at York University [has] launched the Centre for Global Enterprise, a one-stop consulting, research and teaching hub that will actively help Canada's small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to compete internationally.

WTO Decision on EU Ban on Seal Products

December 10, 2013

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today issued the following statement: