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    Buying Canadian Achieves Big Goals with Everyday Practices

    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.

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    Transform, substitute, diversify: the three pillars to counter American and European patriotism

    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.

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    Understanding certificates of origin

    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.

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