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To help Canadian businesses get up to speed on the Incoterms® 2020 changes and what they mean, the Canadian Chamber and the Forum for International Trade Training, (FITT) are working with local chambers of commerce, world trade centres, economic development agencies and other associations to deliver in-person training across Canada. The Incoterms® 2020 course offered by the Canadian Chamber and FITT will be the only in-class training in Canada that is done by trainers who are officially recognized by the International Chamber of Commerce. ICC’s Incoterms® rules are the world’s essential terms of trade for the trade of goods. Whether you are filing a purchase order, packaging and labelling a shipment for freight transport or preparing a certificate of origin at a port, the Incoterms® rules are there to guide you on the costs, risks and obligations for your business. This new edition of the Incoterms® rules will become available in September 2019 and will take effect as of January 1, 2020. The new rules will reflect the changing economic landscape since the release of Incoterms® 2010 and will provide specific guidance to individuals participating in the import and export of goods.
Deadline to register May 4, 2020
- Lannia MacAleer (Food & Beverage sector)
- Bonnie MacDonald (Seafood sector)
Food & Beverage Atlantic, working jointly with the provinces of NB, NS, PEI, and NL, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to participate in a Pilot Virtual Trade Show to be hosted on June 24 and 25, 2020. Show hours will be 11am-4pm AT (with a focus on North and South America markets) and 7pm-12am AT (with a focus on Asia markets) each day
This project is being supported by the Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy, a partnership between the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provincial governments.
Since several in-person activities have been canceled due to a global pandemic, this has resulted in lost opportunities for Atlantic Canadian companies to meet with buyers to promote their products. This online event will allow business meetings to take place in a virtual setting.
It is our hope that this platform will help Atlantic Canadian food, beverage, and seafood companies scope opportunities to export to other markets as well as prepare to participate in future in-person missions. This project aims to increase international business opportunities.
- Pre-event training.
- A virtual platform including a customized booth for each exhibiting company. Additional virtual rooms found on this platform include an auditorium, resource room, chat room, and information booth in the lobby.
- Attendees include Buyers and Trade Commissioners from markets in North America, South America, and Asia.
- Opportunity for a live chat between companies and buyers with built-in translation.
- Opportunity to showcase products, videos, and share PDF documents with Buyers.
- Company info included in an Attendee Guide.
- Post-event detailed analytics.
The fee for the mission is $200 plus HST, payable to Food & Beverage Atlantic.
Participating companies should already be exporting outside their home province and will be asked to submit a Profile, outlining their reasons for attending and future goals. Companies should also have quality product images, up to date product sell sheets, and ideally a product demo video.
To apply for participation in this Virtual Trade Show, please express your interest at https://www.atlanticfood.ca/event-3814292 by May 4, 2020.
Applications will be reviewed by a pan-Atlantic committee and only approved applications will be accepted to participate in the Virtual Trade Show.
The Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Strategy is a collaborative, pan-Atlantic approach that aims to help Atlantic businesses begin exporting, increase their export sales, expand to new markets, and create global partnerships. The Strategy was developed jointly by the governments of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert a profound impact on the global economy, Canadian companies are facing new and unfamiliar risks. But as always, the more knowledge you have, the better prepared you’ll be to meet these new challenges head-on.
The EDC economics team has done a full analysis of the key economic indicators impacting Canadian companies today, including GDP growth, commodity prices and interest rates, as well as the outlook for Canadian industries according to sector.
In our new webinar, Global Economic Outlook with Peter Hall, EDC’s vice-president and chief economist will offer a wealth of valuable insights that can help you make informed decisions for your business in the short, medium and long term.
Join us live on Friday, June 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn:
- The EDC economics team’s outlook for the global economy in relation to COVID-19
- Which developed and emerging markets will be most affected
- Insights on GDP growth for key economies, commodity prices, interest rates and exchange rates
- What sectors are being the hardest hit, which ones will bounce back, and which industries are maintaining growth in the current COVID-19 climate
- The impact and future outlook for Canada