The global economy has changed dramatically over the past decade. Fewer barriers to international trade and investment and major technological advances in transportation and communications mean commercial activity is increasingly taking place on a global scale.
Globally engaged companies are not only selling internationally, but also investing in production facilities and forming new kinds of partnerships with suppliers, producers, distributors and innovators located around the world.
As a result, global value chains – in which the steps in moving a good or service from conception, design and production to the end user are dispersed across commercial networks that span the globe – are on the rise. Full report (PDF - 244 KB) *
Trade has long been a powerful engine for Canada’s economy. Canadian jobs and prosperity depend on the business we do with other countries. Learn more.
Canada’s pro-trade leadership and refreshed Global Commerce Strategy will help generate prosperity for Canadians in every region of the country.
Based on extensive consultations, the Government has identified 13 priority markets around the world where Canadian opportunities and interests have the greatest potential for growth.
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