Alternative format for CAED

April 22, 2014

Statistics Canada has issued an alternative format for the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED). The document is available for downloading or viewing at:

Minister Fast to Lead Trade Mission to China in May

April 22, 2014

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, [on April 4th] announced that he will lead a trade mission to China, from May 18 to 23, 2014, that will focus on the sustainable technologies sector.

The Canadian delegation will participate in IE Expo 2014, Asia’s leading environmental trade show in Shanghai, before travelling to Nanjing and Guangzhou.

Canadian international merchandise trade, February 2014

April 22, 2014

Canada's merchandise exports grew 3.6% and imports were up 2.1% in February. As a result, Canada's trade balance with the world went from a deficit of $337 million in January to a surplus of $290 million in February.

Exporters should consider moving closer to clients

April 18, 2014

The more Manitoba companies export south of the border, the more they should consider investing in bricks and mortar there to get closer to their clients, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Which Latin American countries are best for trade?

April 18, 2014

Over the last decade, the economic performance of Latin America has, generally speaking, improved. The continent’s growth has been in line with the world average and above that of advanced economies. However, long-term prospects are increasingly uncertain, with a slowdown of economic growth and a rise in inflation in some countries, accompanied by social tensions around the region.