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August 04, 2017

Go Global: another business trip to Canada

Did you know that Canada is our nation’s biggest trade partner? Join Global Delaware on our next business trip to explore export opportunities for your business:

 

Canada Business Trip
September 25 – 28, 2017

 

International business trips with Global Delaware provide an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with distributors and potential customers – all with the assistance of seasoned global trade experts.

By participating on the trip, you will get to meet with representatives from Canadian companies and government officials to explore expansion opportunities.

Delaware’s in-country trade representative, Ludovic Ortuno will arrange meetings with distributors, agents and customers tailored to your business needs. He will also host a prep session and an in-country briefing prior to the meetings. 

 

Why Canada?

 

  • $1 trillion is bilaterally traded and invested between Canada and the United States every year. That’s an average of $1.9 billion per day, making it the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship.  
  • 23 percent of all U.S. exports are traded to Canada.
  • Canada is one of Delaware’s largest export markets, with $626 million in exports to Canada and $2.4 billion in bilateral trade.
  • Canada has the largest growth in GDP of the G-7 countries, and is ranked the most favorable country to do business with of the G-20.

 

Trip costs and financial assistance

Global Delaware is committed to providing the State’s small and medium businesses with a successful business trip that can help you meet your goals. Although these services provided by the State are valued at $6,500 per company, they are are financed by the SBA and the State of Delaware.

A portion of your travel expenses may even be covered by the STEP Grant, a program by the SBA that will reimburse up to 50 percent of all pre-approved, eligible, export marketing expenses (up to a maximum of $5,000).

 

Your next steps

Contact Beth Pomper and David Mathe at global@delaware.gov, to learn more about the trip. Don’t forget to ask about the STEP Grant!

 

Click here to download a flyer with more information on the trip.
Find the application here.

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