External resources

Government sites, tools and publications to help you understand everything you need to know about international commerce.

CanadExport - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

CanadExport is Canada's official source of news and advice on trade, export and investment opportunities around the world, for entrepreneurs who want to compete, partner and prosper in the global marketplace.

Canada Business will help potential and experienced Canadian exporters with all aspects of international trade.

Canada Business is your gateway to a comprehensive range of resources designed to help both new and experienced importers with every stage of the import process.

The Trade Commissioner Service helps companies that have researched and selected their target markets. We work with companies that can demonstrate their commitment to succeed in the global marketplace.

The Industry Canada site presents information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation, research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards, sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment.

Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.

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.

The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) has launched the COREX program, which provides Quebec businesses with a wealth of resources, tools and practical advice to help them develop their business in the Northeastern United States.

Thanks to the COREX Opportunities B2B networking platform, business owners can identify business partners and opportunities south of the border based on their business sector and desired expertise.

Trade Data Online provides the ability to generate customized reports on Canada's and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries.

Canada's export credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business.

Investissement Québec has several economic development tools such as the Fonds d'intervention économique régional (FIER) and the Programme d'appui stratégique à l'investissement (PASI) to help companies adapt to the challenges of constantly changing markets. We also administer fiscal measures that enable eligible businesses to receive generous tax credits to carry out activities in targeted sectors.

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

FDA is the federal agency responsible for ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome and sanitary; human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices are safe and effective; cosmetics are safe; and electronic products that emit radiation are safe.

The historic mission of the Department is "to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce" of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of legislative and administrative additions, to encompass broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote the Nation's economic development and technological advancement.

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.

This Web site provides information about Canada's role within Europe and our rich diplomatic and trade relations with the countries of the European region.

Eurostat (officially, the Statistical Office of the European Communities) is the statistical arm of the European Commission, producing data for the European Union and promoting harmonisation of statistical methods across the member states of the European Union.