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Stories from Around the World: Barcelona, Spain

Venture Capital Helps Finance Canadian Drug Development

It has been decades since we've had new, effective treatment options for some types of skin disorders, but that is about to change thanks to an Ontario company and venture capital from Spanish and Canadian investors. From Barcelona, Spain, this story is one example of how trade commissioners located in more than 160 cities around the world help Canadian companies succeed.

Strong Canadian economy could be challenging for exporters

Canada's economy is performing well—as indicated by factors such as GDP growth and an all‑time high employment rate—and while that is good news for many Canadians, it may prove challenging for exporters.

Spotlight on Global Value Chains

Globalization has created opportunities for Canadian businesses to become important links in global value chains. Spotlight on Global Value Chains is a new guide from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) designed to help companies take advantage of these key international business connections.

Join Canadian ICT mission to Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, April 12‑16, 2018 — The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) invites Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) companies to participate in an ICT Partnering Mission to Hong Kong. Participants will benefit from a full business program including a briefing on Asian market trends and business opportunities, business‑to‑business meetings and site visits. Register today.

Caribbean connections on the horizon with trade mission

Managua, Nicaragua, February 20‑21, 2018 and
San Jose, Costa Rica, February 22‑23, 2018 — Canadian companies are invited to join a trade mission to Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The mission will focus on multiple sectors including agri‑food and renewable energy. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will organize a business program with a minimum of six business‑to‑business meetings per company in each country. Register today.

Canadian tour: expanding Europe business opportunities

European Union (EU) export business forums will be held in Halifax (January 29, 2018), Moncton (January 30, 2018), Charlottetown (January 31, 2018) and St. John’s (February 2, 2018) to help Canadian companies seize business opportunities in Europe. The workshops are designed to inform companies about the Canada‑EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and to share insight into European markets. Register today.