Canada - Commercial Guide
Selling US Products & Services
Last published date: 2020-08-03
Canada - eCommerce
Summary: Describes how widely eCommerce is used, the primary sectors that sell through ecommerce, and how much product/service in each sector is sold through e-commerce versus brick-and-mortar retail. Includes what a company needs to know to take advantage of e-commerce in the local market and, reputable, prominent B2B websites.
Canada - Distribution & Sales Channels
Summary: Discusses the distribution network within the country from how products enter to final destination, including reliability and condition of distribution mechanisms, major distribution centers, ports, etc.
Canada - Selling Factors and Techniques
Identifies common practices to be aware of when selling in this market, e.g., whether all sales material need to be in the local language.
Canada - Trade Financing
Discusses the most common methods of payment, such as open account, letter of credit, cash in advance, documentary collections, factoring, etc. Includes credit-rating and collection agencies in this country. Includes primary credit or charge cards used in this country. Also includes information on Foreign Exchange controls and Banking Systems, and U.S. Banks & Local Correspondent Banks.
Canada - Protecting Intellectual Property
Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
Canada - Selling to the Government
Summary: Discusses the legal requirements for selling to the host government, including whether the government has agreed to abide by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement or is a party to a government procurement chapter in a U.S. FTA. Specifies areas where there are opportunities.