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Federal government to lead trade-promotion workshop


October 22, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Oct. 22, 2014, Ottawa – The federal government will lead a series of trade promotion
workshops in communities across the country to provide small and
medium-sized Canadian businesses with practical information and tools to
help them export.

Oct. 22, 2014, Ottawa – The federal government will lead a series of trade promotion
workshops to provide small and
medium-sized businesses with practical information and tools to
help them export.

On Oct. 10, in advance of Small Business Week, which runs from Oct. 19 to 25, minister of International trade Ed Fast announced that
the federal government would lead a series of trade promotion
workshops in communities across the country to provide small and
medium-sized Canadian businesses with practical information and tools to
help them export. According to Export Development Canada, of the more
than one million small and medium-sized businesses active in Canada,
41,000 are currently exporting.

Small Business Week, which runs from
Oct. 19 to 25, has been organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada has been
organizing for 35 years.

There are over one million small and medium-sized businesses
in Canada, making up 99.8 per cent of all companies in Canada and
employing more than 9.8 million Canadians, said a government news release. The new trade promotion plan
under Canada's Global Markets Action Plan is ensuring small and
medium-sized Canadian businesses can take advantage of the opportunities
and easily access the tools and support necessary to succeed at home
and abroad.

The Government of Canada is supporting small and medium-sized
Canadian businesses in numerous ways, including by cutting red tape,
opening up domestic markets and helping tear down internal trade
barriers, said the release. It is also helping businesses reach their export potential by
enhancing co-ordination and alignment among the Canadian Trade
Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada, the Canadian Commercial
Corporation and the Business Development Bank of Canada.