Category: BC Business

In 2018, the Pacific Northwest cargo volume increased by 4.5%. Over congestion at California’s Ports combined with cost/capacity advantages found in Washington State and B.C., the Pacific Northwest ports are gaining market share, in particular the Canadian Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. In the Ports of Seattle/Tacoma, they’re improving their peel-off procedures to not […]
The USA Still Top Choice International Export Destination Even amidst trade deals and political rhetoric, in the Pacific Northwest corridor, comprised of British Columbia in Canada and the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon (aka Cascadia), it’s been business as usual. Indeed in most recent years many cross-border companies have enjoyed business expansion and growth, […]
By Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. For some years I have always been amused when business advertisers brag that their staff are “highly trained” professionals. However, now that the marijuana business is being legalized across North America, I can see at least some validity to the phrase. Here’s hoping that the remainder of your […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President at UCanTrade,Inc. Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs already have many good reasons to look south for more sales and profits – larger market, wealthier prospects, faster purchasing decisions, favorable exchange rate, favorable cost of housing, strong U.S. economy, tepid Canadian economy, and more and more left-leaning government policy. Now there is another […]
By: Jim Pettinger Many Canadian entrepreneurs (including your writer) have used this strategy to enter the U.S. market from Canada. While this formula can work, pre-planning always makes sense. That’s why this newsletter attempts to provide information about resources and upcoming events to provide help before preventable, time-delaying and costly issues can occur. In particular, […]
For decades U.S. companies have sought out and successfully recruited talented foreigners to work for their American based businesses in a specialized, specific capacity. Classified under H-1B visa immigration status, “which helps employers hire foreign-born workers for high-skilled, high-paid jobs,” said Seattle immigration attorney Tahmina Watson, she’s seeing a ‘seismic shift’ in visa approvals, reports […]
Whether it was to catch a cheaper flight from Bellingham to Las Vegas or to shop at an I-5 outlet mall, since 2013 many British Columbians were flocking to the nearest lower-mainland border crossing and travelling to the states in search of a good deal. However, a weakened Loonie curbed many Canadian shoppers who’d been […]