As Canada's largest trade and industry association, CME advocates for stronger leadership in support of Canadian businesses active in global markets.
This means defining Canadian business interests in trade negotiations so that Canada's trade policy is aligned with manufacturers and exporters' business priorities.
Our policy agenda for International Markets focuses on seven priority area:
- Free Trade Negotiations
- Effective Enforcement of Trade Rules
- Movement of Business Professionals
- Accessing Global Supply Chains
- Trade Promotion
- Trade Financing
- Movement of Goods
It also means ensuring that tools are avilable to assist your business expansion efforts internationally. CME has a number of resources avilable to help members with your international trade initiatives.
Resident Trade Commissioner
In partnership with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, a number of Canadian Trade Commissioners have been placed in CME offices across the country. These officials are present to help connect your business to the world by providing expert advice and problem-solving skills whether you are exporting, investing or partnering.
Export IQ is an education platform designed to empower Canadian businesses with export knowledge and intelligence critical to competing and growing in global markets. The Export IQ Seminar Series offers you access to world-class experts from Canada's priority markets all from the comfort of your office.
This exclusive series of conference calls and webinars will help you navigate the complex waters of global trade with strategic information on foreign market conditions, market-entry strategies, regulatory reforms, trade negotiations and accessing new business opportunities.
Enterprise Canada Network
The Enterprise Canada Network (“ECN”) is an industry-led single window platform that connects Canadian small businesses and researchers to qualified global opportunities, facilitates international partnerships and creates trade through access to public and private sector resources.