Focus USA

Market recovery in the USA

Break into the American market!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 8:30 A.M. to noon


On June 3, during our Focus USA week, Former United States Congressman William Owens and the team of experts from the North Country Chamber of Commerce will be here to help you grow your business in the U.S. market. Learn about legal and financial aspects, accounting, taxes, shipping across the border and visas to form a network for success.

The seminar will be based around an interactive case study: an analysis of the process of going from startup to business growth on American soil.

You will have an opportunity to network with the various participants, and ask questions relating to your company or your products.

Interested in conducting business with our southern neighbours? Check out these other activities from Focus USA:

View the profiles of the panelists here

The speech will be delivered in English only.


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Ticket(s) $100* $145*
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By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

Louise Lauzon
Advisor, International Market Development
514 871-4002, ext. 6227

Cancellation policyNo reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at will be accepted.


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270,Saint-Antoine Street West

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  • Identify business opportunities for your company in the United States
  • Assess your development strategy for the American market
  • Hear other entrepreneurs discuss their experience on the market
  • Meet potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects in the United States
  • Evaluate the market’s potential for your business
  • Understand the challenges and issues for Quebec companies


With a market of over 350 million consumers, the United States represents the world’s largest economy. Its size gives it the power to influence global acceptance of both consumer goods and industrial standards.

With over 70% of Canadian exports going to this market, the United States is Canada’s largest trade partner. Given its geographic and cultural proximity, it is an essential destination for Canadian exporters, who must develop strong business partnerships with American firms.

Despite a decline in trade between Canada and the United States in recent months, there is no reason to call into question the earlier prevailing upward trend. With the growth of the United States’ real GDP and the lower Canadian dollar, exports should rapidly resume their growth.


  • A GDP of 16,799.70 billion USD (2014)
  • Significant imports from Canada valued at 358,189.89 million CAD
  • Main imports: consumer and capital goods, industrial supplies, auto and light motor-vehicles
  • The country’s key sectors: aerospace, machinery (industrial & analytical instruments), oil and natural gas, plastics and chemical products, medical technology and devices, telecommunications
  • The largest consumer market in the world
  • A vast market with varying regional characteristics

Build business relationships south of the border

In collaboration with:

  • Chambre de commerce de Plattsburgh
  • Consulate General of the United States, Montreal, Canada
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)