Presentation on theme: "“Cross Border Challenges and Strategies to Enter the U.S. Market”"— Presentation transcript:
“Cross Border Challenges and Strategies to Enter the U.S. Market”
Who we are Regional Strategic Bi-national Who I am What I am not
Why are you here? Global and North American realignment “Where things move is where prosperity occurs”
Why am I here? Plattsburgh = “Montreal’s U.S. Suburb” A unique and strategic beachhead, gateway and partner for Quebec companies in the U.S. market TAKE ADVANTAGE!
“First, do no harm.” - Hippocrates Take your time. Do your homework. Tap the assistance available to you Don’t just ask questions, ask the questions you should ask. GOAL #1: AVOID MISTAKES!
RED CARPET SERVICE Montreal World Trade Center - U.S. mission and workshops Red Carpet Days - Full team interaction in Plattsburgh
CONSIDERATIONS U.S. subsidiary corporations Accounting and taxes Banking relationships Immigration/Green Cards Insurance Employment Customs/Customs Brokers Distribution/Warehousing U.S. locations/operations Question 1: “Do they know the questions that you don’t even know you should ask?” FACT: IT TAKES A TEAM!
What about the Border? GOOD NEWS! “PORT OF EXCELLENCE” at Champlain. - Most efficient U.S. gateway on U.S.–Canada border. Improvements coming at Lacolle. SOME BASIC RULES
For more information: www.northcountrychamber.com “DOING BUSINESS IN THE U.S.” Go to GROWTH and click on DOING BUSINESS IN THE U.S. “ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CANADA ON PLATTSBURGH AREA” Click on icon on home page.