Doing Business in Canada: Foreword by CEO, Nigel Bacon

The Institute of Exports & International Trade has released its latest guide on Doing Business in Canada. The guide is the perfect starting point for any new exporter looking to invest and develop their business in Canada. Our CEO, Nigel Bacon, contributed by writing a foreword, highlighting the special relationship that Canada and the UK holds during this challenging business environment. Log in to your Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce Memberspace to read a PDF version of the guide now:


The UK exported £10 billion of goods and services to Canada in 2017, making it the UK’s eighth biggest export market outside the EU, and the UK is Canada’s seventh largest source of goods imports and second largest services trading partner.
— Doing Business in Canada Guide

As the UK is still part of the EU, robust and strengthen ties exist thanks to the CETA agreement, eliminating virtually all Canadian import duties, ending customs tariffs on 98% of goods and eliminating 90.9% of tariffs on agricultural products. Beyond the CETA agreement, Canada and the UK share a common history, language and culture which has been beneficial for trade. Giving macro and micro business analysis on the current political, economic and financial situation in Canada, The Doing Business in Canada guide will provide essential data on various sector-specific opportunities available in Canada, necessary for any new trading partners from the UK. Key sectors, as exemplified in the info-graphics below, range from the Renewable Energy Sector to Business Services highlighting Canada’s diverse and robust economy, similar to the UK.

These sector-specific opportunities are at the core of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce’s 7 Forums such as Financial Services, Energy and International Trade. Members of the Chamber have the opportunity to attend high-profile industry-specific talks such as our upcoming Tech Forum Breakfast or our Breakfast Briefing with Alan Winter, BC first Innovation Commissioner. With a network of over 250 members, UK and Canadian companies, the Chamber provides insightful events with key note speakers from World Leaders to Business Leaders delivering high-quality content to companies looking to keeping up-to-date with their industry whilst networking, furthering trade between Canada and the UK.

Log In to your Memberspace to read the full guide now!

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