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Beginner’s Guide to Importing Raw Materials for Your Business

December 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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You have an idea for a great product, and you’d like to make it in Canada, but you can’t source all the raw materials you need from within Canada. Have you considered importing them?

If you’re new to importing, the idea can be intimidating: where can you get the materials, what are the regulations, how do you protect your money and how do you get them here?

On December 13, join WeBC Business Advisor Archana Samtani Singhania for a conversation with women business owners who import materials or packaging for their products.

You will learn:

  • How to identify and source raw materials for importing
  • The difference between regulated vs. non-regulated imports
  • Common mistakes to avoid when it comes to contracts, duties and shipping costs
  • When and where to seek help

Join us for this free session to ask your questions and learn how you can make informed decisions about importing.

December 13 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

Our WeCafés are always free and open to everyone!

A recording will be available after the live session.

Facilitator: Archana Samtani Singhania , WeBC Business Advisor


About the Panelist

Alison Boulton

Sustainability Advocate #EnviroAlley, International Trade Advisor, SME Mentor

After living in China and the Middle East for three years, Allison returned to Vancouver to work as an International Trade Advisor with Small Business BC, and started her own firm assisting entrepreneurs grow globally. While abroad, she completed her MBA and worked as the China Director of Marketing and Trade Sales with an importer and distributor of North American beverages. Prior to moving overseas, Allison was the Director of Operations for a boutique Canadian winery with exports to over 20 countries.
Her enthusiasm for travel and for understanding how people live around the world has led her to explore over 30 countries. She uses this experience to help clients understand, not only the regulations of international trade, but also the country’s cultural differences that are so vital for businesses looking to succeed in the global marketplace.


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