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Canada
  • Imports from Canada A$1,999 million
  • Exports to Canada A$1,384 million
  • Capital Ottawa
  • Official Languages English, French
  • Area 9,971,000 sq km
  • Population 35.1 million

Last updated: 10 May 2012

Market profile

Doing Business

Austrade’s business development specialists have prepared a range of market profiles that offer potential to assist in your exporting investigations. Austrade’s in-market teams have identified opportunities for Australian exporters in various industries (see profiled industries on the right side of this page).

More information on doing business in Canada

Country Profile Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Canada has a low population density and a vast wealth of natural resources.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    There are three branches of Government in Canada at the national level: legislative, executive and judiciary.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Australia and Canada grant each other preferential tariff rates on a limited range of products agreed under the Canada-Australia Trade Agreement (CANATA).
    » read more at DFAT

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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.

  • International Readiness Indicator

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    Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool to help Australian businesses determine whether they are ready for exporting.

    International Readiness Indicator

  • How Austrade can help

    Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting.

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