Resources for EU Businesses in Canada or Seeking to Enter the Canadian Market

In addition to resources being developed by the CETA Market Access Program for EU Businesses, the Institutional Contacts Database, and the Expert Report on Market Access, the Program Team have identified the following EU and external resources. This list is under development; if you would like your resource included please contact the Program Team at: ceta.market.access@development-solutions.eu.

EU Resources

European Business Network (EEN) Local contact points in Canada The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale.
European Commission The Food and Beverage Market Entry Handbook: Canada A Practical Guide to the Market in Canada for European Agri-Food Products and Products with Geographical Indications
European Commission CETA explained: Q&A
European Commission CETA and your business: Exporter’s Stories
European Commission EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) The EC’s guide to the CETA including full text
European Commission Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) European Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Helpdesk The European IPR Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IPR matters to EU small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

External Resources

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Doing Business in Canada (2017) An up to date introduction to the legal aspects of investing and establishing a business in Canada.
Canada Business Network Business start-up checklist A government checklist for starting a business in Canada.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Establish a Business in Canada Canadian government guide to all issues related to establishing a business in Canada including immigration, taxation, legal requirements and relevant organisation contacts.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Invest in Canada Flagship Report (2016-2017) Canadian government guide to all issues related to investing in Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Doing Business in Canada (2015) Provides a concise and practical overview of the country’s legal and regulatory environment. This guide highlights the crucial issues affecting foreign businesses considering Canada as part of their international strategy.
Goodmans LLP Doing Business in Canada: A Concise Guide (2017) Provides a practical reference to doing business in Canada for executives in and counsel to foreign organizations.
Goodmans LLP Canadian Corporate Tax Guide (2007) Provides a practical reference on Canada’s tax regime for executives in and counsel to foreign organizations.
Gowling WLG Guide to Doing Business in Canada (2016) Developed to provide business executives, foreign counsel and investors with an overview of the legal aspects of Canadian business operations.
HSBC Doing Business in Canada Guide on doing business created by HSBC in association with Grant Thornton in December 2014
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Doing Business in Canada (2014) Guide to Canada’s changing business and legal landscape, complete with new chapters on Aboriginal law and risk management.
UK Department for International Trade Doing business in Canada: Canada trade and export guide (2015) A guide for businesses who are interested in developing their overseas trade and doing business in Canada
World Bank Ease of Doing Business in Canada Annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it, presents quantitative indicators on business regulations that can be compared across 190 economies.