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Using Free Trade Agreements to Grow Your Business

An overview of Canadian Free Trade Agreements (excluding NAFTA)

Course Description

Did You Know: There are currently 14 free trade agreements ratified by Canada.

This broad set of agreements gives Canadian businesses access to diverse markets across the world. Join Small Business BC International Trade Advisor, Max Vitali, and gain an understanding of how Canada’s Free Trade Agreements can open up whole new markets for your business.

This informative seminar will explain the key advantages of free trade agreements, how businesses can position themselves to benefit, and the important role custom brokers play in the process. You’ll leave understanding the differences between the likes of CPTPP, CKFTA and CETA.

Please note, we recommend clients take our [How to Start Importing into Canada] seminar prior to attending this session, or have prior experience with international trade.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand how FTAs can impact your business

  • Overview of FTAs and common characteristics (rules of origin, wholly obtained vs substantial transformation, etc.)

  • Specific considerations for the following FTAs

  • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘CPTPP’

  • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement ‘CKFTA’

  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ‘CETA’

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Due to the rapidly evolving public health situation surrounding COVID-19, Small Business BC has reached the difficult decision to modify how we deliver our services in the coming weeks.

As an organization, our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our clients, staff and service providers. We also want to ensure we maintain the high service standards our clients expect. As such, we will be delivering all our services online, or over the phone, until further notice. See here for more information on our service changes. Please use our COVID-19 small business resources – including this practical checklist for business continuity.

Session Date & Time
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Language: English
  • Subject: Import/Export

No other upcoming sessions are available. Please contact us if you are interested in other dates.

  • Price: $69
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