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Picking is not a new idea. Whether it’s plucking a ripe apple from a tree or picking a perfect gift to be packaged up and mailed to a friend or family member, we’ve all likely been a ‘picker’ of one type or another. Of course in our age of e-Commerce and global trade, ‘picking’ has […]
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Why do business in the USA? The United States market continues to be a strong, viable business expansion opportunity for Canadian companies, especially those with specialty niche products and/or services. Beyond the favorable exchange rate, which historically has earned Canadian exporters between 25% – 30% more on their U.S. sales, the ‘new NAFTA’ was accepted […]
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Understand Your Options, Determine Your Structure, Expand Your Sales The Doing Business in the USA (#DBUSA) is a fast paced, half day seminar dedicated to helping Canadian business owners expand into the US market. When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PT) Where: Surrey, BC – Sheraton Guildford Hotel Cost: $149 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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Interested in doing business in the USA? Washington State’s tax environment may appeal. The Regional Economic Partnership (REP)’s latest brochure highlights these business friendly tax policies, as well as Whatcom County cities and industries and their respective economic opportunities. With British Columbia, Whatcom County is also a partner in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. “Ranked 22nd […]
By Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. A recent article in Fortune magazine references a new study by McKinsey Global Institute that finds trade in goods falling while trade in services is increasing. Developing countries are improving supply chains and producing more of their own goods. Two key implications: (1) Foreign trade is no longer […]
If Fidelity Investments’ portfolio manager David Wolf is right, pretty low. “The currency is likely to get weaker and it needs to – to rebalance the economy,” said Wolf in a recent interview with Bloomberg. Wolf is predicting the Canadian dollar could drop to $0.62 “amid a slowing [Canadian] economy.” For comparison, the long forecast […]