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Exporting to Canada

Thinking about exporting your products and services to Canada? Do you need to advise your clients on international trade? Find guides and trade forecasts, check the economic and political outlook, and get expert help for your research from the ICAEW Library.

Export guides

Exporting to Canada
Department for International Trade 
Regularly updated guide for British companies looking to do business in this country. The guide offers an export overview and highlights the challenges and opportunities for UK businesses in Canada. It also gives guidance on start-up issues, legal considerations, tax, customs and entry requirements.

Canada
European Commission
Summary of trade between the EU and Canada, with statistics on trade in goods and services and foreign direct investment. It describes trade agreements or relationships with the EU and points to the rules and requirements for trading with Canada.

Economic and political outlook

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access a regularly updated report providing assessment of the short, medium and long term outlook for Canada. The publication includes a five year forecast for key indicators, including economic growth and inflation. It also features analysis of labour markets, exchange rates, economic development, external trade, natural resources and key industry sectors.

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More forecasts and indicators

EIU country profile: Canada
Economist Intelligence Unit
Up-to-date highlights covering the economy, political outlook, credit risk, regulatory assessment, business environment and key industry sectors.

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG's guide to international business location costs
Biennial report and database from KPMG comparing business costs, the business environment, cost of living and quality of life across a number of countries, including Canada. The latest edition was published in 2016.

How Canada Performs
A detailed benchmarking report produced by the Conference Board of Canada comparing economic factors and quality of life across 15 countries. Indicators and analysis cover income per capita, GDP growth, inflation and inward and outward FDI performance.

Trade data

Canada: Economic indicators
Trading economics
Information, including historical data, for a range of economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Data is based on official sources, and facts are regularly checked for inconsistencies.

Business environment

On our Doing Business in Canada page you can find information on the business environment, local law and support networks.

Industry reports

View the latest reports on key industries in Canada, including data on market value, market segmentation, competitive landscape, leading companies in the industry, market forecasts and demographics.

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Companies

We can provide ICAEW members with financial data and reports for companies in this country through our company research service.

Risk and insolvency

Economic studies: Canada
Coface
Profile regularly updated by the credit insurance group. It gives a general risk assessment, detailed information on means of payment and collection methods in Canada, insolvency trend data and a comparison against the payment incident index.

Country Report Canada 2020
Atradius
Report analysing the current insolvency environment and overall economic situation. The report gives key economic indicators, main import sources, main export markets and forecasts the performance of major industry sectors.

Further reading

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