5 tips for exporting


Want to export your products or services and don’t know where to start? Get tips from our experts and testimonials from SMEs that launched their businesses internationally.

Why export?

“To maximize their potential and ensure their longevity, SMEs need to broaden their horizons and adopt a global development strategy.”

- Richard Babineau, Director of Investments, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Four factors to consider

  • The local market is restricted and is more and more competitive.
  • The global context is advantageous with the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the high demand of the United States and emerging countries.
  • Presence in several countries allows for the company to be less at risk in the event of an economic problem in one of the territories where it is established (it’s always a good idea not to put all your eggs in one basket!).
  • Exportation is also about seeing how things are done elsewhere. By developing a new market, organizations have the chance to observe groundbreaking trends and concepts that could eventually inspire a new line of business, collaborations with foreign partners or new approaches unheard of in Quebec.

Watch these videos to learn our five tips for exporting

Never without my action plan!

Discover the benefits of building an action plan for a successful export project.

Find the right export partner

An export partner is a key player who can help you develop your business, but you need to know how to find the right one.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together

Discover how personalized support services can help the exporter create opportunities to generate income in their new market.

Financing your export project

There are numerous advantages to having a financial partner for your export projects. Find out how to select the right one and what resources are available to you.

Exporting is good, getting paid is better!

How do you mitigate the risks of an international business transaction? Here are a few tips to ensure you’ll get paid.

These videos were produced as part of the SME Passport program.

The SME Passport program is made possible through the support of the following partners: National BankCaisse de dépôt et placement du QuébecCanada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation and its Export Québec unit, and consulting partner Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton.


» Read all our articles on international trade

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