Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting

The Trade Commissioner's Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting is intended to help you learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business there. It concentrates on the overall principles of exporting and describes the processes that businesses commonly use to develop export strategies tailored to their needs. Among other things, the guide will help you:

  • Assess your company's export readiness
  • Build an export plan
  • Research and select your target market
  • Create an export marketing plan
  • Determine the best methods of delivering your product or service to your target market
  • Develop a sound financial plan
  • Understand the key legal aspects of international trade

Getting ready to do business outside Canada is a complex undertaking. But the basic principles of exporting are quite straightforward and thousands of Canadian firms of all sizes and in all sectors have learned to use them successfully. With careful planning and a solid commitment to becoming an exporter, your company can join them in the global marketplace.

Learn more on the Canadian Trade Commissioner's website.