Expand Your Opportunities

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Go Global
Open New Avenues
Grow Your Business

Tapping into international markets offers the potential for immense business growth. British Columbia’s (B.C.) strategic location on the west coast of North America and its supportive business environment means businesses of all sizes, across all industry sectors, can benefit from going global. Trade and Invest B.C. offers a wide variety of resources to help your business grow through international opportunities.

Why Export

Why Export - Grow Sales
Why Export - Broaden Opportunities
Why Export - Increase Competitiveness

Get Started Exporting

Are you export ready?

Answer a few short questions to assess your readiness to do business abroad. Learn what it takes to become export ready.

Funding and Support

Apply for financial support or join programs that help innovative firms and motivated groups reach their export potential.

Export Guides

Access guides and information about what you need to successfully do business in international markets.

Explore Markets

Country and sector information

Research your next target market with up-to-date information and reports on international markets and sectors.

Tariffs, sanctions and export controls

Plan for the tariffs, sanctions, and export and controls that you may encounter when exporting from B.C.

Canada’s trade agreements

Take advantage of Canada’s free trade and foreign investment agreements.

Export Programs For BC Businesses

Export Navigator

A program that offers access to community-based export specialists who can provide a personalized, step-by-step approach to exporting. Available in specific regions outside the lower mainland.

Trade Accelerator Program

For businesses in the Lower Mainland and some other communities, the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) offers access to export specialists who can help businesses go global.

Federal Government Programs

Canada’s federal government offers a variety of programs that help grow business export capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we are asked at Trade and Invest BC about exporting goods and services internationally.

WHO WE ARE

Trade and Invest BC leverages our extensive trade and investment experience to help organizations and investors find success doing business in British Columbia, Canada. Our teams are located in Canadian embassies and consulates in cities around the world.

  • We help build connections between international and BC companies and promote BC products and services globally.
  • We open doors and reduce the time, cost and risk of exporting by BC companies.
Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver
Trade and Invest BC global headquarters located at Canada Place in Vancouver

Our Global Network

Trade and Invest BC Representative offices

  • Canada
  • Vancouver
  • Japan
  • Tokyo
  • Europe
  • London
  • UNITED STATES
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Boston
  • China
  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Guangzhou
  • Southeast Asia
  • Manila
  • Jakarta
  • Singapore
  • India
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chandigarh
  • South Korea
  • Seoul