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David B. Weiner – Senior Trade Commissioner Consulate General of Canada - Detroit. I’m From the Government & I’m Here to Help. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). Represents Canada around the world through embassies, consulates and trade offices,

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foreign affairs and international trade canada dfait
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Represents Canada around the world through
    • embassies, consulates and trade offices,
    • participation in multilateral institutions, and
    • international treaties and arrangements.

Canada has diplomatic and consular offices in over 270 locations in 180 countries.

the canadian trade commissioner service tcs
The CanadianTrade Commissioner Service (TCS)

Located in

  • offices across Canada, and
  • more than 150 cities worldwide.

Canada’s most comprehensive network of international trade professionals.

building canada s economy
Building Canada’s economy

The TCS promotes Canada’s economic interests in the global marketplace.

The TCS facilitates

  • Foreign-market access
  • Trade leads
  • Exports
  • Business contacts
  • Events
  • Technology transfer
  • Licensing agreements
  • Joint-venture development
  • Investment in Canada
  • R&D Partnerships
our clients
Our clients
  • are small, medium and large companies;
  • are established in Canada;
  • do business abroad; and
  • have researched their market(s).
  • We help you:
    • Export
    • Invest abroad
    • Seek technology and capital
    • Develop R&D partnerships
delivering value to businesses
Delivering value to businesses

We can help your company succeed globally and lower your costs of doing business through four key services:

  • Preparation for international markets
  • Market-potential assessment
  • Qualified contacts
  • Problem solving
preparing for international markets
Preparing for international markets

Our trade commissioners in Canada help you:

  • determine whether you are internationally competitive;
  • decide on a target market;
  • collect market and industry information; and
  • enhance your international business strategies to export, invest and innovate.
assessing market potential
Assessing market potential

Trade commissioners in Canada and abroad can help you assess your business’ market potential with

  • market intelligence, and
  • advice on improving your market penetration strategy.
finding qualified contacts
Finding qualified contacts

Global reach

The TCS has contacts abroad that can bolster your business’ success and provide the local knowledge you need.

Canadian presence

The TCS can link you to the vast Canadian trade network, trade missions, and advise you on trade fairs in your sector.

“The TCS are well-respected by contacts around the world. When the TCS introduces us to a potential client, that’s one of the best references we can have.”

Marc St-Onge, TelcoBridges, Boucherville, Quebec

resolving problems
Resolving problems

Issues abroad are bound to arise.

As officials of the Government of Canada, trade commissioners have the necessary access, credibility and experience to open doors.

“People recognize the significance of the TCS. All over the world the Canadian government is highly perceived and the TCS uses that position to help and support Canadian companies around the globe.”

Orlando Morante, Imaging Dynamics, Calgary

our territory is similar to canada
Our Territory is Similar to Canada
  • Population of 32.23 million
    • Just under Canada’s pop. of 34 million
  • Combined GSP $1.286 trillion in 2010
    • Slightly less than Canada’s GDP $1.33 trillion
a major centre of business
A Major Centre of Business
  • Busiest Border Crossings
    • Ambassador, Blue Water, & Sault Ste. Marie International Bridges
      • 41% of Canadian exports to US
      • 43% of Canada – US trade (Ambassador 25%; Blue Water 16%; Intl Bridge 2%)
    • Car & Train Tunnels
  • 10% of the United States’ Fortune 500
    • OH 23; MI 18; KY 6; IN 5
  • Home to USA’s Domestic Car Companies
    • Assembly operations in all 4 states
  • HQ to 2 of USA’s 3 Aero Engine Companies
    • GE Aviation, OH and Rolls Royce, IN
contact us
Contact us

Consulate General of Canada - Detroit

David B. Weiner, Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner

Tel: (313) 446-7020

E-mail: DTROT.InfoCentre@International.gc.ca

Web: www.detroit.gc.ca

tradecommissioner.gc.ca

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Contact us today

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Everywhere you do business

110+ years of experience

150+ cities worldwide

18 regional offices across Canada

infoexport.gc.ca

1-888-306-9991