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Understand your process During the current e-commerce driven climate, more than ever a company’s bottom line is impacted by its logistics; all those crucial steps between the inception of a great product/service and physically delivering it to the customer. Close consideration to process will optimize supply chain management and lower a business’ overall costs. This […]
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The United States is the largest, richest and most responsive market in the world and it is a market that lies right at British Columbia’s doorstep. Unfortunately for many business owners words like “export” or “international trade” translate to “expensive” and “risky.” But with the right planning, Canadian companies can and should approach the U.S. […]
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E-commerce has made a huge impact on how companies do business on both sides of the Canada-USA border. The pandemic has only increased consumers’ dependence on online shopping. With borders closed to non-essential travel and shelter-at-home orders initiated on both countries, shopper demand has created a ripple effect resulting in dramatic shifts in order fulfillment, […]
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Export Assistance for Washington State Businesses Impacted by Covid-19 Coronavirus. From the office of Washington State Governor Inslee, “… to defray the costs of trade show or trade mission fees, airfare, interpreter and translation services, business matchmaking, export training programs and more.” The Washington State Department of Commerce’s STEP Vouchers are just one of many […]
Spring 2019 Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) BriefAuthor: Dr. Nabil Kamel This Brief is guest authored by BPRI’s 2018 faculty fellow Dr. Nabil Kamel, whose research illustrates the effect of the border on the connectivity of the music industry in the region, with a particular focus on emerging artists and Indigenous musicians. It makes a […]
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By Jim Pettinger, President at UCanTrade, Inc. The latest Border Policy Brief from the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI), “Passenger Flows through the Cascade Gateway: Changes from 2013 to 2018”, is now available at the BPRI publication website. This report is a preliminary analysis of findings from their passenger vehicle survey, which is conducted in […]
Please visit our exhibit booth at the following event: Surrey International Trade Awards When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 5:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Surrey, BC – Civic Hotel Cost: FREE Info: Surrey Board of Trade Join us in recognizing and celebrating recipients of the 10th Surrey International Trade Awards. Winners will be presented at a […]
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 […]