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Trade Data Online   (Find where your competition is coming from) Industry Canada
Industry Canada's Trade Data Online can help you find the data you need to understand where your competition is coming from. Using the “Search by Product” option, you can learn who is competing with you in Canada and abroad.

Generate customized reports on Canada's and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries.

Trade Data Online provides customs-based statistics on international trade in goods:
  -  To help you find new export markets;
-  Determine competition for your products;
-  Identify domestic opportunities for import replacement; and
-  Analyse the Canadian domestic market for industries in the manufacturing sector.
Search by Product

Find Canadian and U.S. Imports, Exports, and Trade Balances by Product.
Search by Industry

Find Canadian Imports, Exports, Trade Balances and Manufacturing Shipments by Industry.
Canadian Importers Database Industry Canada
The Canadian Importers Database (CID) provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city and by country of origin.
Search by Product
Find the major Canadian importers based on the products being imported.
List of Importers by City
Find the major Canadian importers based on the city.
List of Importers by Country
Find the major Canadian importers based on the country from which they are importing.
Information available from THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Doing Business 2013 International Finance Corporation

Available in PDF
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Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as 1)starting a business, 2)resolving insolvency, 3)trading across borders....
  Rankings on the Ease of Doing Business (top 20)

OECD iLibrary Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OECD iLibrary is OECD’s Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 - over 1 200 journal issues, 3 300 working papers, 2 900 multi-lingual summaries, 7 700 e-book titles, 16 000 tables and graphs, 25 000 chapters and articles, and 480 complete databases with more than 4.5 billion data points.

While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.
Trade Map   (Trade statistics for intl. business development) International Trade Centre
Trade Map provides on-line access to the world’s largest trade database.

Trade Map operates in a web-based interactive environment and covers the trade flows (values, quantities, trends, market share, and unit values, both in graphic and tabular format) of over 220 countries and territories and 5,300 products defined at the 2, 4 or 6-digit level of the Harmonized System.

Canadian companies can register here to get a trial access in order to assess the application.
  Trade Map's features include:
Pre-selection of priority markets:
View the world’s major importing countries, illustrate the extent of import concentration and in which countries demand has increased over the past five years.
Overview of competitors in global and specific markets:
Identify the leading exporting countries for a given product, highlight a country’s position in world exports or in the imports of partner and neighboring countries.
Review of opportunities for product diversification in a specific market:
Make a comparative assessment of import demand for related products in an export market, identify imports of similar products and possible synergies.
Identification of existing and potential bilateral trade with any partner country:
Identify product-specific opportunities by comparing actual bilateral trade, the total import demand of partner countries and the overall export supply capacity of the home country.
Information on tariffs:
View information on tariff equivalent ad valorem faced by countries in their exportations or applied by importing countries.
Market Access Map   (Making market access transparent) International Trade Centre
Market Access Map covers customs tariffs (import duties) and other measures applied by 185 importing countries to products from 239 countries and territories. MFN and preferential applied import tariff rates are shown for products at the most detailed national tariff line level.

Market Access Map has been designed to support exporters, importers, trade promoters, policy analysts and trade negotiators. Use it to find a tariff. Compare yourself to your competitors. Or use its advanced features to prepare for trade negotiations by simulating the effects of tariff reductions.

Canadian companies can register here to get a trial access in order to assess the application.
  Trade Map's features include:
MFN customs duties as well as multilateral, regional and bilateral preferences
Bound tariffs
Tariff-quotas: multilateral and bilateral
Anti-dumping duties
Rules of Origin and Certificates of Origin
Trade flows: import/export statistics
Ad valorem equivalents are calculated for all non-ad valorem duties and quotas
Information on tariffs:
View information on tariff equivalent ad valorem faced by countries in their exportations or applied by importing countries.
Investment Map   (Identification of investment opportunities) International Trade Centre
Market Access Map covers customs tariffs (import duties) and other measures applied by 185 importing countries to products from 239 countries and territories. MFN and preferential applied import tariff rates are shown for products at the most detailed national tariff line level.

Market Access Map has been designed to support exporters, importers, trade promoters, policy analysts and trade negotiators. Use it to find a tariff. Compare yourself to your competitors. Or use its advanced features to prepare for trade negotiations by simulating the effects of tariff reductions.

Canadian companies can register here to get a trial access in order to assess the application.
Trade Competitiveness Map   (Benchmarking trade performance) Intl. Trade Centre
Benchmarking national and sectoral trade performance.

Trade Competitiveness Map (for many known as Country Map) provides country market analysis profiles for around 240 countries and territories. Each profile provides a series of tools to facilitate strategic market research, monitor national and sectoral trade and macro-economic performance and design trade development strategies.

Canadian companies can register here to get a trial access in order to assess the application.
  For each country, Trade Competitiveness Map offers:
Trade Performance Index (TPI):
Assess sectoral trade performance. The TPI provides a general profile and ranking for a country’s key export sectors as well as a series of static and dynamic indicators to assess each sector’s international competitiveness. Five years of trade data are provided.
Overview of competitors in global and specific markets:
Identify the leading exporting countries for a given product, highlight a country’s position in world exports or in the imports of partner and neighboring countries.
National Export Performance and National Import Profile:
Provides an overview of the export/import performance of countries by looking at the composition of their trade portfolio in terms of the dynamics of international demand and sector diversification. Five years of trade data are provided.
Identification of existing and potential bilateral trade with any partner country:
Identify product-specific opportunities by comparing actual bilateral trade, the total import demand of partner countries and the overall export supply capacity of the home country.
The Consistency of Trade Statistics and Technical Notes on Trade Data:
Provides a comparison of a selected country’s trade statistics with partner country statistics in order to identify discrepancies between the two and gauge their consistency. Technical notes provide comments on the way national trade data has been gathered and on its limitations.
 
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