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Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)

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The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide, gaining market intelligence, uncovering opportunities for Canadian companies and helping reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems.

The TCS network of international contacts is unbeatable. As part of Global Affairs Canada and of Canada’s network of embassies, the TCS has access to local governments and key business leaders and decision makers. It can increase the credibility of Canadian companies in global markets by helping them gain access to local contacts not readily available to outside businesses.

TCS insights help Canadian companies save time and money by avoiding costly mistakes that may result from trial and error. Trade commissioners often know what questions businesses need to ask but may be unaware of. Research shows that companies that use TCS services are more successful than those that don’t: the value of their exports is 18 percent higher, and they access 36 percent more markets.

The TCS has hands-on knowledge that comes from helping thousands of companies each year pursue opportunities in global markets. Trade commissioners understand the sensitivity of your business information and respect its confidentiality. Whether you’re looking to export, invest abroad, attract investment or develop innovation and R & D partnerships, TCS global network of business professionals can help. Learn more at www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca.