How to export to Canada – educational video series

If you are looking to grow your business through exporting, think about Canada. Each year, Canada imports over 500 billion dollars of goods and services, including from Ukraine. Small, medium, and large businesses all have the opportunity to export to Canada but need to understand the basics. These 10 videos provide the information and tools you need to ensure that your company can successfully enter the Canadian market.

The 2017 Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement (CUFTA) eliminated import duties on 98 per cent of goods exported from Ukraine to Canada. This video explains the reasons why doing business in Canada should appeal to both new and established Ukrainian exporters.

There are many opportunities for a Ukrainian company to export to Canada. However there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. This video can help you determine whether your firm has the capacity and resources to expand internationally.

Market research is the key to identifying the opportunities Canada offers and the challenges you may face. This video outlines the information you need to collect to gain insight into Canadian consumer preferences and to understand your competitors and the products they offer. The video offers links to data sources to help you conduct your market research.

If you are considering exporting to Canada, you will need to develop an export strategy that sets out your goals for exporting to the Canadian market and the actions you need to take. The information in this video will guide you step-by-step through that process.

The elimination of most duties on Ukrainian goods exported to Canada under the Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement (CUFTA) makes your products more competitive. This video walks you through the steps to determine whether your product can enter Canada duty-free.

To enter Canada duty-free, exported goods must be of Ukrainian origin. While rules of origin are somewhat complex, this video provides examples to help you determine whether your product meets those criteria. It also provides links to other useful resources.

Understanding Canadian regulatory requirements is an important step in the export planning process. Canada has both federal and provincial regulatory requirements to make sure that only safe, high-quality products can access the Canadian market. This video provides examples to help you understand what Canadian regulatory requirements may apply to your product.

Ukrainian exporters may want to consider obtaining voluntary certifications for their products. Certifications add value to your product because they provide a written assurance by an accredited certification body that a product, process, or service complies with certain standards. Learn more about voluntary certifications by watching this video.

Organic products are increasingly popular in Canada, which is the world’s sixth largest organic market. Many of Canada’s organic products are imported, which means Ukrainian organic exporters should consider Canada as an export destination. This video offers information and links to help you learn more about the opportunities for exporting organic products to Canada.

Finding Canadian buyers is often the most difficult challenge faced by Ukrainian exporters. This video offers examples of ways to connect with foreign buyers, including how to navigate the new virtual business model brought about by the 2020 global pandemic.