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A Practical Introduction to Expanding your Business Across the Border

Globalization is creating new exporting opportunities for Ontario companies. United States is a clear strategic market with its compatible business practice and culture, and close geographic proximity. 
New Exporters to Border States (“NEBS”) is a two-day program co-ordinated by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade in partnership with Canadian Consulate in Buffalo that provides a practical introduction to the basics of selling goods and services to customers in the U.S.
Designed for established small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it supports a variety of exporting stages including:
·         Firms readying to export;
·         Newly exporting firms experiencing challenges;
·         Firms aiming to grow their exports and update their knowledge of U.S. cross-border regulatory issues.
The comprehensive program is aimed at Ontario manufacturers, distributors, agents and other business professionals, and is offered at just $150.
NEBS has run quarterly for 25 years.  Next session dates are:
·         November 18-19, 2015
·         February 17-18, 2016         
·         Spring 2016 – TBA
·         Autumn 2016 - TBA
Following a recent visit from the U.S. Consul General to the City of Brampton, Economic Development staff attended the October 2015 session, and will be hosting a delegation of Brampton businesses in autumn 2016.  Catch an upcoming session, or join Brampton Economic Development at NEBS next fall.
For detailed information or to obtain a registration form, contact either:
·         Cassandra Baccardax, Senior Advisor International Investment, City of Brampton, 905-874-3693 or
·         International Trade Branch 416-325-6665,;