A global trade platform for importers and exporters.
Business & Trade Statistics
Fee based site that provides authoritative, detailed and up to date trade statistics since 1986. May save small business owners a lot of time for a nomimal cost.
Canada Export Information
Everything you need to become a Canadian exporter.
A newsletter from Canada’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade Dept.
Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters
The voice of Canadian importers and exporters.
Canadian Automated Export Declaration
Gives registered exporters and agents the opportunity to report goods electronically to the federal government.
Canadian Commercial Corporation
A federal crown corporation mandated to promote and facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.
Canadian Importers Database
The Canadian Importers Database provides a list of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city and by country of origin
Canadian Trade Commissioner
This site offers access to hundreds of market reports.
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
Download “Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting 2011”
click on “Country Insights” on the left toolbar of FAITC’s website for information on all aspects of business culture for countries all around the world
"The world’s favourite currency site."
The Customs Tariff is based on the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS). Remember to always click on “most recent customs tariff” since amendments are constant.
Contains a country briefing section with news, country profiles, economic forecasts and statistics for more than 80 countries.
Information and advice on the appropriate etiquette and cultural do’s and don’ts when doing business in 40 countries around the world.
Export Development Canada
A wealth of economic information and industrial research. Advice to small business owners on accessing international markets.
Free Market Research Reports
Most of these reports are brief (one paragraph to several pages) but cover 27 vertical markets, from automotive to travel in most countries of the world.
Import Source Canada
ImportSource.ca is your gateway to a comprehensive range of resources designed to help both new and experienced importers with every stage of the import process.
This is a good place to start your search for industry information in different countries.
Ontario Exports Inc.
The organization’s mandate is to help Ontario companies export their goods and services worldwide.
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
A free e-business service from the federal government for small to medium size businesses in Canada connecting you to online buyers and sellers from around the world.
Statistics Canada Imports Exports
Statistics Canada’s import/export page for small business owners.
Canada’s most comprehensive source of online export information.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Issues demographic and economic reports on an ongoing basis for its 30 member countries, as well as occasional reports for several non-member countries.
The World Bank
this site’s section on data and research provides access to trade briefs on selected developing economies, commodity forecasts and data about global economic prospects
Trade Data Online
Provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada and U.S. trade with over 200 countries.
Trade Key: Your Key to Global Trade
This site is “essentially a marketplace linking buyers and sellers of specific products in more than 200 countries.”
Provides access to the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database of more than one billion trade data records from 1962 onwards. You can search for statistics on imports or exports of selected commodities during a specified period of time from one country to another.
The US equivalent to Canada Border Services Agency
World Economic Outlook Databases
The International Monetary Fund’s WEO database gives economical and statistical information for countries around the world.
WTO Tariff Download Facility
This database allows small business owners to look up the customs duty on any product from any country for free and then download the tariffs to a spreadsheet showing the duty rate for each HS code and description of the products