Later this week, political and business leaders from around the world will be gathering in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be accompanied in Davos by Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, and President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison. EDC President and CEO Benoit Daignault, who will also be in Davos this week, shared his thoughts with ExportWise about what the theme of this year’s meeting – Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution – means for Canadian exporters.
Both the Canadian and U.S. governments release reports on the Consumer Price Index this week, while Statistics Canada releases details of travel between Canada and other countries and the Bank of Canada makes a regularly scheduled interest rate announcement. Webinars from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and sponsored by EDC, will help exporters build and improve their sales channel in India, and learn more about the trade documentation needed for export compliance.
Monday, January 11, 2016
- Publication of Global Financial Markets, a weekly publication that reports key financial and macroeconomic information for both developed and emerging markets.
- Publication of Commodity Tracker, a weekly table of commodity prices and economic indicators related to activity in the commodity markets that are most relevant to Canadian exporters.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE EVENTS
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
- Webinar: Building and Improving your Sales Channel in India
With a population of 1.2 billion, a growing middle class and an economy growing at over 7% annually, India should be high on your list of potential export markets. But India is also one of the most challenging markets in the world, so how should you go about selling your products in India?
Offered as part of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Export IQ Seminar series, sponsored by Export Development Canada.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
- Export Success Webinar: Documenting International Trade for Export Compliance
Exporting from Canada can be fairly easy in terms of trade documentation for most of products. The main challenge is much more complex when you look at the document compliance in the country of destination. Avoid delays, penalties and – most of all – lost sales by providing trade documents that are in compliance with foreign regulations. Offered by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and sponsored by Export Development Canada, this webinar will provide an overview of the most common documents required at time of exportation. Through this session, you will learn the importance of complying with import requirements at destination.
Cost: $40 Non-Members; $30 CME Members
January 20-23, 2016 – Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
January 22-25, 2016 – Manila & Cebu, Philippines
- Recruitment Tour – ASEAN Education Tour – Philippines
Organized by the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, this event will highlight Canada’s competitive advantages in education, as well as promote the eligible institutions that will participate in this event via traditional channels of promotion and social media, one of the strongest marketing tools in the Philippine market. Education has been identified as a priority sector in the Philippines under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP), indicating that there is a substantial market in the Philippines that may be tapped into by Canadian schools for international student recruitment, and institutional linkages. Given the huge Filipino diaspora in Canada and Canada’s welcoming, multicultural and safe environment, there has been a significant increase in Philippine-based students that have shown interest to pursue further studies in Canada. This, coupled with the expected increase in the market size for international student recruitment drive the point that this year is an opportune time for Canadian institutions to start promoting Canadian education in the Philippine market.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
- The Bank of Canada makes a regularly scheduled interest rate announcement
- Statistics Canada releases report on Travel between Canada and Other Countries (November 2015)
- U.S. government releases report on Consumer Price Index (December 2015)
- U.S. government releases report on Housing Starts (December 2015)
Thursday, January 21, 2016
- U.S. government releases report on Gross Domestic Product by Industry (Q3 2015)
- European Central Bank makes a regularly scheduled interest rate announcement
Friday, January 22, 2016
- Statistics Canada releases report on Consumer Price Index (December 2015)
- The Conference Board (U.S.) releases composite index of Leading Indicators (December 2015)
January 11, 2016
- Press Release: “Prime Minister to travel to Davos to attend World Economic Forum”
- Press Release: “Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine” (Global Affairs Canada)
January 13, 2016
- Publication (Available in English only): “Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions” (The Beige Book) (U.S. Federal Reserve Board)
January 15, 2016
- Press Release (Available in English only): “Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services” (December 2015) (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Now available for viewing on demand
EDC recently hosted a series of three free webinars that will answer your questions and help you understand the benefits and rewards of exporting to international markets.
- Exporters do better. How to get started
- Get the most out of exporting to the United States
- Export challenges: How to overcome them and succeed