Selling to foreign governments
Expand your market by selling your goods or services to governments of foreign countries.
Trade agreements make it easier for Canadian suppliers to sell to governments outside of Canada by eliminating tariffs and providing equal access to contracts of certain dollar values. Details on these agreements can be found on the following sites:
- Trade agreements
Learn about Canada's main trade agreements and how their procurement provisions may affect your procurement contract.
- Government procurement: international trade agreements
Get details on all the free trade agreements covering government procurement that Canada has signed, as well as agreements under negotiation.
Services to help you sell to foreign governments
Find services and organizations that can help you become a supplier to foreign governments.
- Become an exporter
Get help accessing contracts for infrastructure or defence materials and services from foreign governments.
Find business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts to do business with the Australian Government.
- SIMAP — European public procurement
Find information on European public procurement and opportunities to do business with the European Union and its member states.
Selling to the U.S. Government
The U.S. government is one of the world's largest customer. To become one of its suppliers, you need to know the ins and outs of the U.S. government procurement process, be alert to contracting opportunities and be aware of the latest legislation that may limit your ability to compete.
Find opportunities to sell your goods or services to the United States government.
- U.S. government procurement
Find comprehensive information on all aspects of the U.S. government procurement process, including evaluating market potential and finding contracting opportunities at the federal, state and local government levels.
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
This act can affect what you sell to the United States Government. Find out what it covers and which programs are open to your Canadian business.
- The Buy American Act and the Buy America provisions
U.S. federal organizations can contract for Canadian goods and services on a limited basis. Find out more about U.S. foreign procurement policies.
- U.S. General Services Administration
Do business with the acquisition and procurement arm of the US federal government.
- Doing Business with NASA
Learn how to find opportunities and understand the procurement process of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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