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Export Assistance Programs: Insights from Canadian SMEs

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Executive Summary

This paper focuses on the usefulness of the export assistance programs available to Canadian exporting firms. This paper is one of a few studies that examine the usefulness of export assistance programs offered to Canadian exporters by the Canadian government. One conclusion is that these programs, as expected, are not viewed as being equally useful by Canadian exporters. Another finding is that the hypotheses that the usefulness of these export assistance programs differs for firms in different stages in export activities, for firms deriving different percentage of sales from exports, and for firms of different size received limited support.

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