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Global Commerce Centre

The Conference Board’s Global Commerce Centre helps business and government leaders respond effectively to the rapidly changing global business operating environment.

The Quick Take

COVID-19 crushes Canadian Trade in April

June 4, 2020 | Doris Chu

Trade Takes a Major Beating in March

May 5, 2020 | Doris Chu

Help is on the Way

April 1, 2020 | Todd Crawford

Merchandise Exports Plummet in January

March 6, 2020 | Doris Chu

Op-Eds and Blogs


Can Canada weather the economic ravages of COVID-19? 

Blog, March 19, 2020


COVID-19 could cause a permanent shift to working remotely 

Blog, March 30, 2020


Economic Implications of Social Distancing to August 

Website, March 23, 2020


Economic Implications of Social Distancing: Alternate Canadian Outlook Scenario

 Issue Briefing, March 25, 2020


Bank of Canada introduces wide range of measures to limit economic damage

Issue Briefing, March 25, 2020

Leaving China is Hard to Do

Blog, October 2019

Canada’s trade reality: stuck between a rock and a hard place

Op-ed, originally published in the Globe and Mail, May 2019

Canada’s Economic Outlook: The Issues to Watch in 2019

Op-ed, originally published in the Globe and Mail, January 2019


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The Global Commerce Centre events are open to members and invited guests.

Members Meetings

  • Supporting and Sustaining Trade and Economic Growth in a Challenging Environment co-hosted by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, virtual meeting, November 17, 2020.

Upcoming Webinars

The Global Commerce Centre (GCC) members are entitled to free access to the following webinars as part of their membership benefit. To obtain your free access information please contact Leane Swales

Recorded Webinars

International Trade Benefits

What are the benefits of international trade for Canada and the world? Find out in this new video and infographic.


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