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.
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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.
APEC Business Travel Card Scheme
Managed by the Department of Immigration, the APEC Business Travel Card Scheme was developed to make travelling within the 21 APEC member countries much simpler and more efficient.