Many businesses in Northern Ireland produce world-class products - from consumer goods to cutting-edge industrial technology. Exporting provides an opportunity to grow, and to develop a more diversified customer base.
As a member of the G8 group of developed countries, Canada can be an attractive market. It has a similar business culture to Northern Ireland, and its consumers and businesses buy similar products. The UK is the third largest source of foreign imports for Canada, and hundreds of UK companies have won export business there.
Although the market is competitive, success can bring extra benefits. As part of the North American Free Trade Area, breaking into the Canadian market can act as a springboard into the huge US market.
This guide will help you assess the opportunity for exporting to Canada and covers taxes, duty and legal considerations for exports to Canada.