Brampton Board of Trade

Trade Network

 

The Trade Network supports Brampton businesses exporting to and looking to expand to international markets. They actively work with the Board’s partners to identify industries and sectors interested in building trade relationships with Brampton businesses. These meetings include presentation of research on inter-provincial and international markets; government support and best practices for both domestic and international trade.

Focus: New market development; reducing barriers to market access.

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October 22, 2021

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Interprovincial Trade Advocacy

The Brampton Board of Trade works alongside other Chambers and Boards to advocate Provincial and Federal governments on behalf of its members. CEO, Todd Letts calls on all Premiers across Canada to address and eliminate interprovincial trade barriers.

Interprovincial Trade Barriers

The Board of Trade is working with Boards and Chambers across the country to show a united business community front on the importance of open internal trade and the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers as a no/low-cost solution to boost competitiveness and reduce cost for businesses.  We have done well in advancing open international trade with our partners but now we need to match this success within Canada. In a time of volatility, heightened by a global pandemic, it’s inexplicable to maintain antiquated domestic trade barriers that hurt economic activity and growth.

Letter to Ontario Premier and Trade Minister on Interprovincial Trade Barriers
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Quick Facts

StatsCan estimates that internal trade costs add nearly 7% to the cost of goods we buy, and this doesn’t count the much larger costs facing people like accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates a 4% lift in real GDP in Canada if internal trade barriers are removed – more than we would gain from recently signed international trade agreements.

A 2019 poll found that nearly 9 in 10 Canadians (87%) think there should be free trade between the provinces “because we are one country.”

Only one in five small businesses sells to other provinces.

The focus of businesses on their own digital transformation, including the new adoption of e-commerce platforms, is opening up new market opportunities.

Canada Pakistan Business Council

The Brampton Board of Trade’s strategic alliance with the CPBC is the first of many steps to help our members prosper in emerging markets like Pakistan. Recognizing that Brampton is competing in a highly competitive global economy, the Brampton Board of Trade signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CPBC in early November of 2011 with the goal of promoting mutually beneficial two-way trade between Pakistan and Brampton.

Kocaeli Chamber of Industry

The Brampton Board of Trade signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry (KSO) in early May 2015. The purpose of the agreement was to promote mutually beneficial trade between the two parties. The partnership with KSO encourages expansion and diversification of trade between Brampton and Kocaeli

International Trade Advocacy

The Brampton Board of Trade worked to support business interests by reaching out to Federal Party Leaders to encourage them to sign the CUSMA Trade Agreement earlier this year.

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International Trade Resources

Don’t have time to be part of our Network? You can still gain access to the resources we’ve compiled below.

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