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 […]
Why doing business in the USA still the top choice for foreign investment.
All signs indicate a continuing strong USA consumer market for the remainder of 2018. According to an article in RTTNews, a University of Michigan research report says that the consumer sentiment index jumped to 100.8 in September from 96.2 in August. Economists had expected the index to inch up to 96.6. Canadian importers and exporters […]
Who Are Specialized 3PL (Third Party Logistics) Partners? First, what does 3PL mean? 3PL stands for third party logistics and is a company that provides B2C (business to consumer) and/or B2B (business to business) inbound/outbound product handling, storage and freight forwarding services. For example a 3PL partner can receive overseas bulk orders, empty the shipping […]
New Exporters Tour On February 27-28, the government of British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology sponsored a delegation of 26 British Columbia agrifood companies on a bus trip to Seattle, WA. On the return trip, the delegation visited UCanTrade’s fulfillment center in Ferndale (near the border) where Jim Pettinger provided information about USA […]
Logistics and Marketing More and more a company’s bottom line is impacted by its logistics; all those crucial steps between the inception of a great product/service and actually delivering it to the customer. Close consideration to process will optimize supply chain management and subsequently lower a business’ overall costs. “A well-researched and thoughtful logistics and […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. According to a recent article in Business in Vancouver, a minority government in BC could be the “Worst fear for BC Business”. Besides creating more uncertainty, they indicate that the “Future of some major resource and infrastructure projects would be in doubt under a government dependent on co-operation […]