Guiding Your Export Initiatives

Planning to increase sales and enhance your competitiveness?
Trying to reach a broader share of customers?
Looking to enter new and emerging markets?

If you are a Toronto-based, export-ready business, the City of Toronto’s Export Development team can help you reach these goals and more.

We can assist with:

  • advice on available government programs, tools and services to export into new markets
  • information on government regulations and processes involved in exporting
  • access to representatives of the ten international cities with which Toronto has formal economic development relationships – including Chongqing (China), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Quito (Ecuador), Warsaw (Poland), and Kyiv (Ukraine)

Enhance Your Global Awareness

The advance of global trade has created new distribution channels. Enhancing your awareness of these channels, and integrating them into your business plan, can help increase market share and boost sales.

Expand Your Customer Base

Selling your products or services in a new marketplace can increase your company’s international profile and expand your client base.

Explore Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are reporting rapid growth. Reaching more customers in new global markets will enable you to diversify and expand your business.

Examine “Smart Trade” Capabilities

The Export Development team works with local colleges, universities and private training institutions to proactively promote and coordinate their education and training programs in emerging markets.