How Canada Promotes International Trade

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Published on November 16, 2009

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Presentation to FIU MBA Class on How Governments Promote International Trade: Case Study of Canada, 15 November 2009

Presentation by Claudio Ramirez Consul and Trade Commissioner Consulate General in Miami

How governments support the private sector in the area of trade promotion The Case of Canada Florida International University MBA Class November 14, 2009

33 million people in 10 provinces and three territories Stable parliamentary democracy Officially bilingual but with more than 200 languages active One in six Canadians is an immigrant reflecting true diversity of culture and language found in the world Among the top 3 in the United Nations quality of life Index for seven years in a row

33 million people in 10 provinces and three territories

Stable parliamentary democracy

Officially bilingual but with more than 200 languages active

One in six Canadians is an immigrant reflecting true diversity of culture and language found in the world

Among the top 3 in the United Nations quality of life Index for seven years in a row

Mexico City Saskatoon 1000 km 500 km Los Angeles Denver Houston Atlanta Seattle Miami New York Boston Philadelphia Washington Baltimore Detroit Chicago Cleveland St. Louis Pittsburgh Milwaukee San Francisco St. John's Calgary Vancouver Regina Halifax Toronto Montréal Winnipeg Charlottetown Edmonton Victoria Ottawa Windsor Québec Fredericton

 

Investment = Influence

 

All Politics is Local WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO AT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEHXMoKPzvI

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) Canada has diplomatic and consular offices in over 270 locations in 180 countries.

DFAIT’s four key functions Coordinating international policy-making Promoting Canadian interests, values and expertise abroad Assisting Canadians by providing global commerce , consular and passport services Supplying a physical platform outside Canada

Coordinating international policy-making

Promoting Canadian interests, values and expertise abroad

Assisting Canadians by providing global commerce , consular and passport services

Supplying a physical platform outside Canada

 

Shift Happens, innovation becomes an imperative WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO AT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpEnFwiqdx8

BRIC + Emerging Markets

GVCs

 

Government Policy Framework

 

Canada’s Pacific Gateway Initiative

 

Canada’s Footprint in North America

Source: The Federal Budget, Finance Canada, January 27, 2009 and the OECD Tax Database. * METR takes into account federal and provincial statutory corporate income tax rates, deductions and credits available in the corporate tax system and other taxes paid by corporations, including provincial capital taxes and retail sales taxes on business inputs. The overall impact of the business tax system can be measured by the marginal effective tax rate (METR)*. By 2012, Canada’s METR will be the lowest in the G-7 as a result of corporate tax reductions introduced by the Government since 2006.

The overall impact of the business tax system can be measured by the marginal effective tax rate (METR)*.

By 2012, Canada’s METR will be the lowest in the G-7 as a result of corporate tax reductions introduced by the Government since 2006.

Canada offers one of the most favorable tax treatments for R&D among the G-7. Canada provides a system of tax credits and accelerated tax deductions for a wide-variety of R&D expenditures. Eligible costs include: salaries, overhead, capital equipment, and materials. These tax-based incentives permit firms to significantly reduce R&D costs through direct investment or sub-contracting in Canada.

Canada offers one of the most favorable tax treatments for R&D among the G-7.

Canada provides a system of tax credits and accelerated tax deductions for a wide-variety of R&D expenditures.

Eligible costs include: salaries, overhead, capital equipment, and materials.

These tax-based incentives permit firms to significantly reduce R&D costs through direct investment or sub-contracting in Canada.

With the world in the midst of the current financial crisis, investors can take comfort in the fact that Canadian banks are generally healthy with solid balance sheets and least likely to require a government bailout in the event of a major economic downturn. *Standing among 134 countries. Ranking based on the degree of soundness of financial institutions. Source: Global Competitiveness Report, 2008-2009

With the world in the midst of the current financial crisis, investors can take comfort in the fact that Canadian banks are generally healthy with solid balance sheets and least likely to require a government bailout in the event of a major economic downturn.

The overall skill level of Canada’s workforce ranks high among competing countries. Canada has one of the highest percentage of individuals achieving at least college or university education, among OECD member countries. Source: IMD, World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009

The overall skill level of Canada’s workforce ranks high among competing countries.

Canada has one of the highest percentage of individuals achieving at least college or university education, among OECD member countries.

Regulations pertaining to the creation of new businesses are considerably more flexible in Canada than those in the rest of the G-7. Canada ranks first among the G-7 and OECD countries for the lowest number of procedures required to establish a new business.

Regulations pertaining to the creation of new businesses are considerably more flexible in Canada than those in the rest of the G-7.

Canada ranks first among the G-7 and OECD countries for the lowest number of procedures required to establish a new business.

Canada understands the importance of its business community and has created an environment to encourage its success. Canada’ business climate ranked first in the G-7 and third out of 82 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global business rankings for the forecast period (2009-13), up from fourth and still first in the G-7 out of the full 82 countries from the historical period (2004-2008). The country ranks well for its infrastructure, market opportunities, taxes, and foreign trade and exchange controls. Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit, April 2009

Canada understands the importance of its business community and has created an environment to encourage its success.

Canada’ business climate ranked first in the G-7 and third out of 82 countries in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s global business rankings for the forecast period (2009-13), up from fourth and still first in the G-7 out of the full 82 countries from the historical period (2004-2008).

The country ranks well for its infrastructure, market opportunities, taxes, and foreign trade and exchange controls.

From a global standpoint, Canada has the highest concentration of entrepreneurs within its working population. Businesses, including start-ups, develop new products and services and get them to market and conceive new types of organization and production and put them into practice. New companies also serve to remind existing firms of the need to adapt and continue innovating. Source: Statistics Netherlands 2008

From a global standpoint, Canada has the highest concentration of entrepreneurs within its working population.

Businesses, including start-ups, develop new products and services and get them to market and conceive new types of organization and production and put them into practice.

New companies also serve to remind existing firms of the need to adapt and continue innovating.

Canada has the best overall quality of life among the G-7. Source: IMD, * Rank among 55 economies considered in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2008.

Canada has the best overall quality of life among the G-7.

Ascribed to DFAIT Over 150 offices at home and abroad Some 800 Trade Commissioners 7 employees in Miami

Ascribed to DFAIT

Over 150 offices at home and abroad

Some 800 Trade Commissioners

7 employees in Miami

Structure – International Trade International Trade consists of four integrated strategic functions: Trade Policy and Negotiations Exports Investment Innovation

International Trade consists of four integrated strategic functions:

Trade Policy and Negotiations

Exports

Investment

Innovation

Building Canada’s economy The TCS promotes Canada’s economic interests in the global marketplace. Foreign-market access Trade leads Exports Business contacts Events Technology transfer Licensing agreements Joint-venture development Investment in Canada Research and development (R&D) partnerships The TCS facilitates

The TCS promotes Canada’s economic interests in the global marketplace.

Foreign-market access

Trade leads

Exports

Business contacts

Events

Technology transfer

Licensing agreements

Joint-venture development

Investment in Canada

Research and development (R&D) partnerships

Our clients are small, medium and large companies; are established in Canada; do business abroad; and have researched their market(s).

are small, medium and large companies;

are established in Canada;

do business abroad; and

have researched their market(s).

Delivering value to businesses We help Canadian companies succeed globally and lower their costs of doing business through four key services: Preparation for international markets Market-potential assessment Qualified contacts Problem solving

We help Canadian companies succeed globally and lower their costs of doing business through four key services:

Preparation for international markets

Market-potential assessment

Qualified contacts

Problem solving

 

Leveraging partnerships The TCS has an unparalleled network of contacts around the world. And that network starts at home. connects partners to clients through its regional offices across Canada. Partners include: Export Development Canada (EDC) Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Provincial economic development organizations Business and industry associations

The TCS

has an unparalleled network of contacts around the world. And that network starts at home.

connects partners to clients through its regional offices across Canada. Partners include:

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Provincial economic development organizations

Business and industry associations

The Virtual Trade Commissioner (VTC) Markets are constantly changing. The VTC allows clients to receive the latest insights, including access to current market reports, country information, business opportunities, sector-specific news, trade events and more. assistance from VTC partners: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Heritage, EDC and the CCC.

Markets are constantly changing. The VTC allows clients to receive the latest insights, including

access to current market reports, country information, business opportunities, sector-specific news, trade events and more.

assistance from VTC partners:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Heritage, EDC and the CCC.

VTC: Sneak peak Register at infoexport.gc.ca

Guides

Monthly Electronic Newsletter

Quarterly Electronic Newsletter

Market and Sector Reports

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