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New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Mission to Buffalo

The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, International Trade invites you to participate in the next NEBS Mission to Buffalo on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16, 2012. NEBS is a practical, cost-effective program ideally suited to give Ontario manufacturers, distributors, agents and other business professionals the tools they need to easily expand their business interests across the border.


The NEBS program offers guidelines to Ontario businesses for USA sales, shipping and business transactions. The NEBS program is organized by the International Trade Branch of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo.

Expert briefings on a range of topics include dealing with border issues such as U.S. business travel and immigration requirements, currency exchange options, business planning, taxation, and legal considerations and U.S. Customs clearance procedures. Participants will visit a fulfillment warehouse in Buffalo. In addition, a briefing on provincial and federal trade programs and services will be provided along with one-on-one meetings with the trade commissioners at the Canadian Consulate in Buffalo.

If your company has been in business for at least one year and has a manufacturing or service base in Ontario and you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form [pdf] and fax it to 416-325-6509, or complete, scan and e-mail it to Elaine Marks, Program Coordinator. For additional information on the NEBS program, please call 416-325-6665.