There are a number of things to consider when determining whether your business is export ready. Take our quiz to assess your export readiness and find additional resources to take your business to the next level.

  1. Is your management committed to sustaining your export effort?
  2. Does your management have international business experience?
  3. Have you undertaken any foreign market research?
  4. Do you have the surplus production capacity or available specialists to meet increased demand for your product or service?
  5. Do you have the financing required to adapt your product or service to suit your target market and to promote it?
  6. Does your product or service have a distinct competitive advantage (e.g. quality, price, uniqueness, innovation) over the competition in your target market?
  7. Have you adapted your packaging (labelling and/or promotional materials) to suit your target market?
  8. Do you have the capacity and resources to provide after-sales support and service in your target market?
  9. Is your promotional material available in the language of your target markets? (e.g. business cards, brochures, websites)
  10. Have you started marketing your product or service in your target market(s)?
  11. Have you engaged the services of a sales representative/distributor/agent, or partnered with a local firm?
  12. Have you hired a freight forwarder or customs broker?
  13. Do you have a free on board (FOB) or cost, insurance and freight (CIF) price list for your product, or a rate list for your service?
  14. Have you checked if you can sell or use the technology and trade name associated with your product in your target markets without infringing on existing intellectual property (IP) rights?

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Katie Findlay

Katie Findlay

Manager, Trade Development

Office Phone: (403) 221-7885

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