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
Means of payment, trade terms
Calculating costs of inspections, permits, warehousing
Export account set-up and CRA number (optional)
Discuss certificates of origin
Logistics and Incoterms
International Trade Agreements
How to work with a customs broker
These 60-minute sessions are booked in advance on a first come, first served basis. They are delivered via Skype/Zoom or phone from anywhere in our province.
Due to high demand, please be advised the first availability for booking an Import or Export advisory appointment will be 3-4 weeks. We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
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$89.00 + GST