Exporting/Trade Resources

In an interconnected global economy, the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting Canadian businesses and their operations. It has resulted in restrictions on travel and public gatherings, as well as supply chain disruptions and market uncertainty.

The Trade Commissioner Service has an unmatched network of over 1,000 business-savvy experts in 160 cities worldwide who help Canadian businesses trade, grow, and succeed. Trade commissioners can provide you with market-specific insights and guidance to help you mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.


Limited Foreign Entry

  • Canada is barring entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents, a measure being introduced to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • There will be exceptions for air crew, diplomats, immediate family members of citizens, and cargo workers.
  • No one who is displaying symptoms will be permitted to board a flight to Canada, and that air operators will be required to complete a basic health assessment of every passenger based on guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
  • Note for businesses: The new border controls will not apply to trade and commerce in order to keep Canada’s supply chains open.

Resource: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

CME is in contact with federal officials who are overseeing the response to the coronavirus. They will share additional available information and welcome your concerns and input. Website: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters