Last updated: 10 May 2012
Current business situation
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Canada. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.
Links and resources
Government, business and trade
Canadian Border Services Agency – www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
Canadian Food Inspection Agency – www.inspection.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml
Export and Import Controls Bureau – www.international.gc.ca/controls-controles/index.aspx
Finance Canada – www.fin.gc.ca
GS1 Canada – www.gs1ca.org/home.asp
Statistics Canada – www.statcan.gc.ca/
News and media
Canada.com – www.canada.com
Canada Newswire – www.newswire.ca
Edmonton Journal Extra – www.edmontonjournal.com
The Globe and Mail – www.theglobeandmail.com
Montreal Gazette – www.montrealgazette.com
National Post Online – www.nationalpost.com
Ottawa Citizen – www.ottawacitizen.com
Toronto Star – www.thestar.com
Vancouver Sun – www.vancouversun.com
Please note: this list of websites and resources is not definitive. Inclusion in this list does not imply endorsement by Austrade. The information provided is a guide only.
Top Business Risks
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a voluntary mechanism which promotes and supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the full publication and verification of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas, and mining.
The EITI is supported by governments, industry, and non-government organisations around the world. The Australian Government supports the EITI and encourages Australian companies operating internationally to comply with its recommendations.