Tag Archives: Canada

Trade Mission Registration Opens Friday

Registration for VEDP’s 2016/17 Trade Missions opens Friday, April 1st! Check out the full list of trade missions on the International Events page. New destinations on the schedule for 2016/17 include: Trade Mission to Southern Africa (South Africa and surrounding countries) MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas: an exclusive event for mining technology companies located in… Read more

New Trade Mission Schedule Released

VEDP-International Trade’s new trade mission schedule had been announced through June 2017! New destinations to the calendar for 2016/17 include: Trade Mission to Southern Africa (South Africa and surrounding countries) MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas: an exclusive event for mining technology companies located in the VCEDA region. Trade Mission to Costa Rica Trade Mission to… Read more

Virginia Defense Companies Secure Business from DEFSEC Atlantic 2015

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) today announced that several Virginia defense companies are touting business success following participation in the 2015 Canadian Defense, Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic (DEFSEC Atlantic) that took place September 8-10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. One Virginia company received a purchase order, a second company is awaiting issuance of… Read more

Free VALET Webinar: Making NAFTA Work for Your Business

Learn how to navigate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and make your company more competitive! Date & Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015; 2:00 to 3:30pm Location: Your desk! Registration link: http://valet-webinar-nafta.eventbrite.com Cost: Free! Webinar link: https://vedptrade.webex.com/vedptrade/j.php?MTID=mbd425e296fe3ed37bdb9897079aa70b8 Join by phone: 1-877-668-4490, Access code: 577 890 198 Livingston International, a North American industry leader in… Read more

From Shipping Solutions: “Do You HAFTA Use NAFTA?”

Free Trade Agreements provide huge benefits to many exporters, including tariff-free or reduced tariff treatment for qualifying goods, increased protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and often the ability to bid on foreign government procurements. However, many exporters are not familiar with how operating within Free Trade Agreement will impact their export practices. NAFTA… Read more

Registration Now Live for Trade Missions Through June 2015

Registration is now open for VEDP’s Trade Missions and Trade Shows through June 2015! Many of this year’s Trade Missions and Trade Shows sold out well before the registration deadline. Be sure to register early to reserve your spot! Canada (East) & DEFSEC Atlantic 2014, September 2 – 5, 2014 Africa Aerospace & Defense 2014… Read more

Taking Advantage of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to Grow Sales Abroad

What is an FTA? A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a treaty between two or more countries that eliminates tariffs, import quotas, and/or preferences on most goods and services traded between them.  Trade Promotion Agreements (TPAs) are a type of FTA. For more information, visit Export.gov. Why are FTAs good for exporters? FTAs are one… Read more

NAFTA Certificates of Origin

What is a NAFTA Certificate of Origin? As of January 1, 2008, products manufactured in and shipped from the United States to Canada face no protectionist duties or tariffs in accordance with NAFTA regulations.  To ensure that their goods receive preferential treatment under the free trade agreement, exporters must first obtain and complete a NAFTA… Read more