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International Business Resources

NEIA’s Resources

  • NEIA’s Export and International Business Network
    A group of firms in the environmental sector conducting business, or looking to explore opportunities, abroad. Join the network.
  • Export Support Initiative
    A free self-assessment tool designed to assist NEIA members who are exporting or who may be interested in exporting in the future.
  • Current Opportunities
    NEIA’s ongoing list of current international business and export opportunities available to firms in Newfoundland and Labrador.


  • The Canada-Atlantic Provinces Agreement on International Business Development (ACOA)
    The Canada-Atlantic Provinces Agreement on International Business Development strives to help Atlantic Canadian entities enter, explore and succeed in international markets.
  • Market Expansion Financing (BDC)
    BDC’s innovative Market Xpansion Loan provides up to $100,000 to help you expand your domestic market or explore foreign markets through various methods.
  • Export Guarantee Program (EDC)
    The Export Guarantee Program shares the financial risk with your bank so you can get the financing you need to break into new markets, increase production for a new order or support foreign investments.
  • Foreign Buyer Financing (EDC)
    With Foreign Buyer Financing, even small- to medium-sized companies can offer financing to their customers, helping them to win more contracts in emerging markets.
  • Supplier Financing (EDC)
    You can accept a promissory note of payment within your contract so that you can, in turn, offer your customers flexible payment terms. EDC can buy those promissory notes from you which gives you access to additional cash flow.
  • Project Finance (EDC)
    Whether you are embarking on a large-scale global infrastructure project or looking to expand your current operations, EDC’s Project Finance Solutions may be able provide the support you need to succeed.
  • Oil and Gas Export Development Fund (IBRD)
    The Oil & Gas Manufacturing and Services Export Development Fund (OGEDF) is designed to support strategic investments in new business opportunities for large-scale, export-based petroleum fabrication, manufacturing and service provision.
  • MITACS: Globalink
    Solve your international business challenges with research expertise, matching funds, and one-to-one support from Mitacs.
  • Going Global Innovation (TCS)
    A contribution program created and managed by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service to stimulate international research and development (R&D) partnerships that benefit Canadian innovators.
  • NEIA’s Finance & Funding Supports Page
    A list of funding programs available to businesses, not specifically directed towards supporting international business or exporting.


  • Enterprise Canada Network
    The Enterprise Canada Network (“ECN”) is an industry-led single window platform that connects Canadian small businesses and researchers to qualified global opportunities, facilitates international partnerships and creates trade through access to public and private sector resources.
  • The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting
    The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting is intended to help you learn about the world marketplace and how your company can do business there. It concentrates on the overall principles of exporting and describes the processes that businesses commonly use to develop export strategies tailored to their needs.
  • “Export plan: How to enter foreign markets” (BDC)
    Exporting can be a great way to grow a company, but it also entails risk. Any entrepreneur looking to expand into foreign markets must first gather information, prepare an export plan, make a series of key decisions and line up the necessary financing. Check out this guide from the BDC.
  • “Developing Global Markets” (ACOA)
    Atlantic Canadian products are sold all around the world. Going global requires specialized knowledge. This ACOA guide gets you started by telling you where you can get: advice; training; internships; business plans; marketing plans; and interest-free loans.
  • “Beyond Your Backyard” – Export Readiness Program (IBRD)
    Beyond Your Backyard is an export diagnostic and preparation tool for Newfoundland and Labrador companies that are interested in or currently exporting goods and / or services to international markets.
  • IBRD TradeWaves
    TradeWaves is the Department of Innovation, Businesss, and Rural Development’s monthly newsletter. It keeps you up-to-date on provincial export-related activities, including but not limited to: trade shows; trade missions; information sessions; research; and training.
  • Intellectual Property and International Business
    Check out NEIA’s dedicated page to resources to help you understand intellectual property, how it relates to international business and exporting, and the tools you can use to achieve your objectives.
  • Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) – Exporters
    Working with CCC gives you unparalleled access to infrastructure and defence contracts from governments around the world. CCC is looking for capable, innovative Canadian companies. To become a CCC exporter, you will be asked to go through a simple pre-qualification process.
  • Virtual Trade Commissioner
    With VTC you can: personalize your page with country information and business opportunities that match your international business interests; access current market reports, sector-specific news and trade events; receive assistance and request services from Trade Commissioners located in Canada and in your market; be notified when new information is published to your VTC; and even manage your online application to the funding programs.
  • Export Development Canada
    EDC’s website offers market and industry information, insightful presentations, in-depth analysis of trade-related trends, topical business issues, and all about exporting from Canada and the solutions it provides to help you do so.
  • “Six Steps to CE Marking”
    Exporting to Europe? You need your CE mark! CE marking can be confusing, costly, complex, and can take up a lot of a company’s precious time. The TCS brings you a guide to make it easier entitled “Six Steps to CE Marking”.
  • The NEIA Weekly Newsletter
    The best way to stay informed and up-to-date on opportunities for businesses in the environmental sector in Newfoundland and Labrador is by subscribing to NEIA’s Weekly Newsletter.

Documents of Interest


  • Department of Innovation, Business, and Rural Development (IBRD)
    With expertise in trade logistics, trade policy, market support, and in multiple regions of the United States, Western Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, and Asia Pacific, the provincial government department has many resources to help you grow your business internationally.
  • Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
    The TCS provides on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets to help you make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve your goals abroad.
  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
    ACOA, through the Canada-Atlantic Provinces Agreement on International Business Development, works with businesses and other organizations in Atlantic Canada to develop export and trade capacities in the region.
  • Export Development Canada (EDC)
    Export Development Canada offers financial and risk management solutions to help Canadian businesses expand into the international market.
  • Business Development Bank (BDC)
    A financial institution owned by the Government of Canada, BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

International Partners

NEIA works with organizations and firms on a global scale to support its members’ growth in the area of international business. These partners include, but are not limited to those listed below.

  • Invest TT

    invesTT is here to ensure that you possess all the knowledge, tools, linkages and facilitation your organisation needs to efficiently navigate the way to new business opportunities in Trinidad & Tobago. Whether you are a foreign entity seeking expansion in the region, a local-based foreign firm interested in growth and diversification, or a local company seeking to take your business to the next level, invesTT has the knowledge, resources and key connections necessary for your venture to succeed.
  • Innovation Norway

    Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government’s most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. It supports companies in developing their competitive advantage and to enhance innovation, providing a variety of international market advisory services. In Canada, Innovation Norway works with partners across the country to develop partnerships and networks for Norwegian companies.

    NOSCA – the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association – was established in 1992. Oil companies and public institutions joined forces and resources in order to improve the overall knowledge base of oil spill prevention and response in Norway, and the international promotion of its members’ expertise. NOSCA, with its over 30 active members, has achieved international respect as an active player in R&D, oil spill prevention and response.

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