Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.
Every year, EDC's knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 8,300 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide. Approximately 80 per cent of EDC's customers are small and medium-sized businesses.
EDC is a Crown corporation wholly owned by the Government of Canada. The corporation is financially self-sustaining and operates on commercial principles. EDC is a recognized leader in financial reporting, economic analysis and has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for nine consecutive years.
NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Inc. was created to support Canadian exporters by offering financing to credit worthy buyers of eligible Canadian goods and services.
NORTHSTAR Trade Finance Inc. brings together the export strengths of the government of Canada through Export Development Canada (EDC) and Western Economic Diversification, the provincial government of British Columbia, and the private sector through BMO Bank of Montreal, the Royal Bank of Canada, HSBC Bank Canada,and National Bank of Canada.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada and acts as Canada's international contracting and procurement agency. As a parent Crown corporation under Schedule III Part I of the Financial Administration Act, CCC reports to Parliament through the Minister of International Trade.
Through its wide-ranging experience in delivering international contracting and procurement services to foreign government buyers, CCC ensures secure and transparent access to Canada’s export capabilities.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada's largest industry and trade association. We represent businesses in all sectors of manufacturing and exporting activity across Canada. Our mandate is to promote the competitiveness of Canadian manufacturers and the success of Canada's goods and services exporters in markets around the world.
We focus on the issues that are most critical to our members - manufacturing competitiveness, US business opportunities, international markets, people and skills, energy and the environment. Their challenges are our priorities.
Our mission is to help Canadian companies involved with the exports of goods and services reap the benefits of Internet E-Commerce and to provide innovative Internet business-to-business applications via our web site, which can help expand global reach and maximize export sales.
ExportCanada.com is part of the Export Trading Network, a global trading platform designed to support and assist companies participating in international trade leverage the power of the Internet to find new markets, reach new trading partners, and conduct market research.
The Export and Import Controls Bureau (TPI) is responsible for administering the Export and Import Permits Act (EIPA) which was first enacted in 1947. The EIPA delegates to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (referred to as "the Minister") wide discretionary powers to control the flow of goods contained in specified lists provided for under the Act. The Minister for International Trade provides policy direction in most areas involving market access and trade policy.
Canada Export Centre's customized services and business development tools can help you to establish trade relationships with the companies that best suit your needs. Clients rely on the Canada Export Centre name, international network and reputation to lend credibility, to endorse their companies and your capabilities, and assist you in engaging the prospects that express interest in doing business with you.