Canada was recently ranked as the top country for SMEs due to its low level of red tape, favourable tax policies, good financing conditions, and low competition.
As discussed in an earlier post, the Government of Canada is committed to strengthening trade across provincial borders. Many small businesses face similar, if not higher, barriers to expanding across Canada as they do when trying to expand internationally. Many businesses find the barriers to international trade (especially to the
The Federal Government is continuing to assess barriers to inter-provincial/territorial trade to determine what influences a business’s ability to trade outside of their province or territory. In an earlier article on Canadian internal trade, we highlighted industries, goods, and job roles that were impacted by inconsistent regulation and legislation. This
Recently, the Canadian Government announced a plan to update the Agreement on Internal Trade. The Agreement came into force in 1995 with the goal of reducing “…barriers to the free movement of persons, goods, services, and investment within Canada and to establish an open, efficient, and stable domestic market.” Since