STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE ON EXPORTING TO CANADA I CAN EXPORT SECOND EDITION
The Free Trade Agreement with Canada creates countless opportunities for proactive Ukrainian exporters.
So it’s time to say “I CAN Export!” and start your export journey to Canada.
To help Ukrainian businesses find the information they need to enter the Canadian market, Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support project (CUTIS) in cooperation with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and Export Promotion Office prepared second and updated edition “I CAN EXPORT” step-by-step export guide for small and medium enterprises.
This guide aims to provide comprehensive technical information in a jargon-free manner to Ukrainian SMEs on how to export their products to the Canadian market.
This publication seeks to address some of the preconceived ideas that you may have on cross-border procedures and documentation requirements, legislative constraints, transportation options, and the Canadian market itself.
To download the guide, click on the picture below or fill in the small registration form. Once completed, you will automatically receive a link to download the publication, and will be included in the newsletter about educational and business events related to exporting to Canada.
For anyone interested in exporting to Canada, we also recommend paying attention to the “Public Procurement Canada: Getting Started” guide, developed by the Export Promotion Office’s GPAinUA project.
EXPORT SUPPORT PROGRAM U CAN EXPORT
Updated! Deadline extended until July, 23, 2017.
We are glad to announce a call for Ukrainian small and medium businesses to enter the Canada-Ukraine export support program U CAN Export in the priority sectors:
- IT Services
- chocolate and confectionery
Priorities were identified as a result of a thorough analysis of the Canadian and Ukrainian markets – more at: https://cutisproject.org/en/news/five-priorities/
Export Support Program will be implemented by CUTIS project in partnership with the Ministry of economic development and trade Export Promotion Office. It is designed for three years and has several levels:
- comprehensive – for a limited number of small and medium businesses, most promising and ready for export;
- educational/consultational – for other companies in priority sectors, interested in entering the Canadian market;
- іnformational – for a wide range of companies interested in the Canadian market;
Сomprehensive level will include the following activities:
- Co-financing participating in specialized exhibitions and other marketing activities in Canada and the US
- Individual consulting and support from experienced industry consultants from Canada and Ukraine on accessing and promoting your goods/services on the Canadian market
- Organization of business meetings with potential customers in Canada
- Organizing trade missions to Canada and co-financing businesses’ participation in those
- Access to educational programs and materials
To enter the selection companies must meet the following requirements:
- Be registered in Ukraine, and not be in a state of bankruptcy or liquidation
- Be a manufacturer of clothing, shoes, furniture, chocolate and confectionery or provider of IT services
- To have up to 500 officially registered workers
- Have experience in exporting/supplying products to retailers (no minimum volume limits) OR domestic sales of over 5 million hryvnias a year
- The share of Ukraine ultimate beneficial owners of the enterprise must be more than 50%
- Be prepared to co-finance the costs of participation in exhibitions, trade missions and other marketing activities in Canada or the US
- Fluent in English to communicate with customers, partners, consultants in Canada or the US
Women-owned or managed enterprises are encouraged to participate. Applications of such companies will be prioritized as CUTIS project aims to achieve gender balance among owners and managers participating in the export support program.
Companies that meet the above criteria and wish to enter the U CAN Export export support program must complete an application form at: http://bit.ly/UCANexport. Applications will be accepted until July 23rd.
We will continue to cooperate with all the proactive companies that are willing to work systematically on accessing the Canadian market. To reach us e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org