UCanTrade Hosts New Exporters Mission to Seattle

New Exporters Tour

UCanTrade B.C. New Exporters Tour

B.C. Trade and Invest New Exporters touring one of UCanTrade, Inc. warehouses. Tour led by Jim Pettinger, President.

On February 27-28, the government of British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology sponsored a delegation of 26 British Columbia agrifood companies on a bus trip to Seattle, WA.

On the return trip, the delegation visited UCanTrade’s fulfillment center in Ferndale (near the border) where Jim Pettinger provided information about USA warehousing and distribution.

B.C. Trade and Investment helps Canadians ‘invest, export and make connections all around the world.’ Visit British Columbia’s official trade and investment website and learn more about their tools and resources at https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/, and/or follow them on social media: Twitter: @BCTradeInvest | LinkedIn | YouTube

The Canadian Consulate in Seattle was also involved.

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Doing Business in the USA Seminar

Doing Business in the USA Seminar

Understand Your Options, Determine Your Structure, Expand Your Sales

DBUSA 2016

Event type: In-class seminar
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time
Place: SHERATON VANCOUVER AIRPORT HOTEL 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Canada
Fee: $75.00 CAD plus GST (per attendee)
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Join us on October 19th for a fast-paced guide to expanding your sales into the United States. Whether opening a store front with a U.S. address or partnering with a distribution centre for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned cross-border lawyers, accountants, customs brokers and logistics professionals will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with government agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration.

Small and medium sized businesses in the export development planning stage who attend this event will:

Determine:

  • Optimal structure for U.S. presence
  • Cost-effective distribution channels
  • Responsibility for federal and state tax
  • What is considered “working” in the U.S.
Understand:

  • U.S. consumer purchasing behavior
  • Canadian export requirements
  • U.S. import compliance
  • Available resources

 

How Will the Chinese New Year Impact Your Business?

The Chinese New Year has a huge impact on international commerce. In the upcoming weeks, China will prepare to celebrate their New Year. In 2015 it will be the Year of the Goat. There will be fire crackers, dancing dragons, red lanterns and red parcels but did you know that there will also be month long factory shut-downs?

A little-known fact of working with Chinese producers is that many Chinese factories shut down for several weeks during the month long Chinese New Year celebrations. Subsequently, they ‘amp-up’ their productions and exports in the weeks preceding the festival, to meet North American & global order demands. UCanTrade’s Operations Manager, Terry Dickey, says that one of UCanTrade’s clients is currently receiving double the amount of inventory they customarily import, in preparation of the Chinese New year manufacturing hiatus.

The Chinese New year celebrations will begin on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

At UCanTrade, our core business has always been to help Canadian entrepreneurs market and distribute their products profitably into the United States. A growing part of that business means helping Canadian businesses import directly from China to the USA.

Import from China To USA

With almost 30 years of international commerce experience and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space, UCanTrade is well-equipped to help North American businesses accommodate the surge in production that precedes the Chinese New year manufacturing shutdown.

If your business is looking for a reliable partner to help with USA warehousing and fulfillment, in preparation for Chinese New Year, or year-round, call UCanTrade’s logistics experts at 360-380-6900.

TradeTips blog is published by UCanTrade, Inc., your cross-border experts since 1984.

Subscribe to our TradeTips Newsletter for the latest import/export events and trade news, and/or call us at (360) 380-6900.

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Website: www.UCanTrade.com
Phone: 360-380-6900
Email: info@UCanTrade.com
Twitter: @UCanTrade

Canadian Export Values to Increase In 2015

By:  UCanTrade Staff

According to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Magazine, not only are Canada and the US top global investment partners, they also share the ‘largest bilateral trade relationship’ in the world.  Even with existing US Protectionist trade barriers, CME reports the US account for 74% of Canada’s exports.  Due to a recovering US economy, CME says Export Development Canada (EDC) is forecasting a 12% growth in value from Canada’s 2013 Export Value of $334.7 billion by 2015.

UCanTrade, Inc.’s CEO, Jim Pettinger, suggests a weak ‘Loonie’ is another driving factor in increased Canadian, specifically British Columbian, company exports to the US.  “Although most U.S. markets will usually support premium pricing anyway,” says Pettinger, “the weak Loonie is adding at least another 10% to the bottom line.”

Are you interested in doing business in the USA?  UCanTrade, Inc. is a reliable partner with over 30 years of cross border trade experience.  Learn more at UCanTrade.com or call 360.380.6900.

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TradeTips blog is published by UCanTrade, Inc., your cross-border experts since 1984.

Subscribe to our TradeTips Newsletter for the latest import/export events and trade news, and/or call us at (360) 380-6900.

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Website: www.UCanTrade.com
Phone: 360-380-6900
Email: info@UCanTrade.com
Twitter: @UCanTrade

Source: Weak ‘Loonie’ drives interest in US sales by BC Companies
Source: CME’s 20/20 Nov-Dec 2014 article, “Penetrating US trade barriers remains challenging for Canadian exporters.”