“It is not in the DNA of private business leaders to call for government intervention. But in the case of the battle against unfair competition, the request is made with conviction, even with a certain amount of noticeable concern”.
In order to support Hardlines, whose aim is to keep the business community well-informed and provoke debate on current issues in our industry through a large-scale annual national event, Well Made Here management has chosen to be one of the sponsors of the 27th edition of the Hardlines Conference, which is being held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia on October 17th and 18th.Read more
Every year around Canada Day, Home Improvement Retailing magazine publishes its special “Made in Canada” section. With the permission of the editor, we are reprinting and have freely translated one of this year’s main articles for our francophone readership due to its relevance.
The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) has just released a study that could easily be taken up by chambers of commerce across the country. The study takes stock of the situation and sets out a dozen strategic considerations concerning the strengths and vulnerabilities of the manufacturing sector in the face of the challenges and opportunities posed by the proliferation of subsidies and protectionist measures, particularly in the United States, but also in Europe.
The manufacturers involved in the “Well Made Here” program all have in common, with a few exceptions, that they also aim to sell their products beyond Canada’s borders. While displaying the “Well Made Here” logo may be attractive, a certificate of origin is formally required to do business abroad. This article from EDC demystifies the steps to take to obtain and retain one, in clear terms.