• Trade Network

    The Board of Trade's Trade Network supports Brampton businesses exporting to and looking to expand to international markets. They actively work with the Board's partners to identify industries and sectors interested in building trade relationships with Brampton businesses.

    Focus: New market development; reducing barriers to market access

    Frequency: Bi-monthly

    These meetings include presentation of research on inter-provincial and international markets; government support and best practices for both domestic and international trade.

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  • Register for our Next Meeting:

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  • Join us for our next meeting, when we meet with Jag Badwal, Ontario Agent General.

    This future-oriented discussion will be of particular interest to Brampton manufacturers, exporters and others interested in international affairs, particularly in to strengthen trade and investment between Ontario and the Southern United States. 

    • Understand the role of the Ontario Agent General
    • Learn about opportunities and resources that will assist with market entry
    • Strengthen your knowledge of the Buy America Act and it’s implications on trade

     

    About Jag Badwal:

    Jag Badwal is the Ontario Agent-General in Dallas, appointed by the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford to strengthen trade and investment between Ontario and the Southern United States.  He is a graduate of York University in Toronto and has over two decades of Sales and Marketing experience in the private sector. Jag has worked with elected officials both at the provincial and the federal levels delivering positive impact in communities. Notably, he was elected President of Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in 2018, after having served as a Regional Vice-President for numerous years. Jag is a firm believer in giving back to the community. He has served as a board member of Ontario’s Peel Region Children’s Aid Society and has volunteered for the Bereaved Families of Ontario. In 2017, he was awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for his years of dedication to community service. Jag is married and is the proud father of two children. 

     

  • In case you missed it, the February 25 & April 29th, 2021 Trade Network meetings can be viewed below:

     

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  • Interprovincial Trade Advocacy

    The Brampton Board of Trade works alongside other Chambers and Boards to advocate Provincial and Federal governments on behalf of its members

     


  • Interprovincial Trade Barriers

    The Board of Trade is working with Boards and Chambers across the country to show a united business community front on the importance of open internal trade and the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers as a no/low cost solution to boost competitiveness and reduce cost for businesses.   We have done well in advancing open international trade with our partners but now we need to match this success within Canada. In a time of volatility, heightened by a global pandemic, it’s inexplicable to maintain antiquated domestic trade barriers that hurt economic activity and growth.

    Quick Facts

    • StatsCan estimates that internal trade costs add nearly 7% to the cost of goods we buy, and this doesn’t count the much larger costs facing people like accountants, lawyers, and financial professionals.
    • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates a 4% lift in real GDP in Canada if internal trade barriers are removed – more than we would gain from recently signed international trade agreements.
    • A 2019 poll found that nearly 9 in 10 Canadians (87%) think there should be free trade between the provinces “because we are one country.”
    • Only one in five small businesses sells to other provinces. 
    • The focus by businesses on their own digital transformation, including new adoption of e-commerce platforms, is opening up new market opportunities.

     

    Letter to Ontario Premier and Trade Minister on Interprovincial Trade Barriers

     

     

  • International Trade Resources

    Don't have time to be part of our Network? You can still gain access to the resources we've compiled below. 

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  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:00pm

    Office hours during current lockdown: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm