The Comox Valley features a wide array of exportable products and services in industries including; Agrifood, Seafood, Food & Beverage, Forestry, High Tech, and Value Added Manufacturing.
View detailed company and product information by accessing our online Export Catalogue below.
Encouraging Comox Valley companies to expand their sales into export markets creates economic benefits for not just the exporting company, but more broadly in the regional economy. Exporting companies tend to have higher-value production, partly because accessing larger markets allows for economies of scale in production. It also allows companies to target niche markets with more specialized, higher-value products that would not find a sufficient market in the local area.
More broadly, Canada is a trading nation with extensive integration into global supply chains and many sectors of the economy are oriented toward export sales. British Columbia has a similar profile and has benefited from proximity to fast-growing Asian markets over the last decade.
Review the following recent Canadian Trade Agreements here:
How to Export
The Comox Valley Economic Development Society (CVEDS) was chosen as one of 4 pilot communities by the Province of BC’s Ministry of International trade to participate in an Export Navigator program. This program provides tools and resources to aid in identifying your export goals and focus your resources most effectively to serve your new customers.
To learn more about how to participate in this program and the pathway to export, please contact the Business Development Manager, 250-334-2427 x 225 or email email@example.com.
Export Navigator Program
As a result of the Comox Valley’s strong exporting companies, the Province of BC, together with Small Business BC and Comox Valley Economic Development (CVEDS) announced the Comox Valley as being a pilot community for the new Export Navigator Program. This pilot provides new, streamlined export services designed to help and support business growth through exporting, and for those that are already exporting.
If you would like to participate in the program and want more information please contact Geoff Crawford at 250-334-2427 x 225 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Comox Valley Economic Development maintains an export catalogue featuring businesses and products from the Comox Valley that export to external markets.
If you would like your business and products listed in the catalogue please contact Geoff Crawford, Business Development manager, 250-334-2427 x 225 or email@example.com
View the Comox Valley Export Catalogue