Export Advisory

Service Description

Once you’ve established a domestic market for your product, one effective avenue for growth is to explore international markets. Whether you are looking to expand beyond British Columbia or set your sights further afield, there has never been a better time to export.

Many small business owners shy away from exporting at first because of the perceived costs of getting started. In fact, less than 5% of all BC-based small businesses export their goods. With a small amount of upfront investment, and a one-on-one consultation with our export advisors, the pay-off for your business can be potentially huge.

This hour-long consultation will prepare your business for the international marketplace and is suitable for companies looking to expand an existing export business or start a new one.


  • Tariff treatments and Harmonized System (HS) Codes

  • Restrictions, regulations, trade barriers

  • Labelling requirements

  • Means of payment, trade terms

  • Calculating costs of inspections, permits, warehousing

  • Export account set-up and CRA number (optional)

  • Export paperwork

  • Discuss certificates of origin

  • Logistics and Incoterms

  • International Trade Agreements

  • How to work with a customs broker

Service Offered By

These 60-minute sessions are booked in advance. You can attend in-person at Small Business BC’s Downtown Vancouver office, or via Skype/phone from anywhere in the province.

  • Price: $89.00
  • Length: 1 Hour
  • Subject: Import/Export
  • Language: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Stage of Business: Start-Up, Growing
This service may be taken by phone or video call
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