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Toronto Region Board of Trade Launches Export Program

Posted May 06, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Madhavi Acharya-Tom Yew – Toronto Star)

The Toronto Region Board of Trade is launching an export program designed to help small and medium-sized businesses tap into new international markets. [...]

Businesses in Toronto have a range of export services, information, and financing available to them, but still face a variety of hurdles, the board said.

Companies say they don’t have a suitable product or service to export, don’t have the resources, or believe they would have trouble finding overseas customers, agents or distributors, the report said.

“The issue for many of them is they feel they are too small, they don’t really have the time to look into things,” Jan De Silva, president and chief executive of the Toronto Region Board of Trade said in an interview. “It’s complicated to try to find the right partners in other markets so they simply don’t.” Click here to read more.