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    A suite of services to build sales in international markets


    The Market Entry Development Program (MEDP) establishes a virtual presence for Atlantic Canadian companies in Europe or Asia, connecting them with influencers and decision-makers to start building a sales pipeline, without large-scale investment.


    The MEDP will assess opportunities and develop company-specific approaches based on the expertise and connections of in-market trade consultants. The program focusses on increasing sales in countries where trade agreements with Canada already exist.


  • Objectives and Outcomes Specific to Your Needs

  • The program provides companies with everything they need to find or grow new sales, all packaged in the form of a customized market-entry strategy.

    MEDP benefits include:

    • 10 or 20 days of international sales development services delivered over several months.
    • Opportunity assessment meetings and workplan prior to enrollment
    • Opportunity analysis via detailed market research
    • Advice on marketing and regulatory issues
    • Support and in-market representation from trade professionals (e.g., trade shows)
    • Connections and meetings with potential clients or sales partners
    • Access to additional government funding to support extended marketing efforts
    • A comprehensive, personalized market entry strategy


    For more program details and a list of available services please see the MEDP Program Guidelines



  • Conditions of Acceptance

  • Applicants must:

    • have an exportable product or service,
    • demonstrate a commitment to executing an export-focused growth strategy, and
    • contribute $4,750 (plus HST) to the cost of the consultant services (valued at $24,000)


  • Applicants should be experienced or export-ready companies with viable opportunities to sell outside of Atlantic Canada. Companies must demonstrate an organizational commitment to fully executing an export growth strategy.


    Applicants will be interviewed by export development officers and upon acceptance into the program will be required to enter into a contractual relationship with the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce.


    MEDP is designed to enhance federal and provincial export-support resources and programs. In some cases, applicants may be encouraged to explore complementary services or funding programs.


    Applications are being accepted on a continuous basis until MEDP reaches the program capacity limit. 




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  • Contact Information by Province and Region


  • Atlantic Chamber of Commerce Inc.

    Glenn Davis

    VP Export Programs



  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Laurel Veitch

    Provincial Trade Commissioner



    Global Affairs Canada

    Aline Le Blanc

    Trade Commissioner 



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