Investing in exports is investing in Québec
*Economic Policy - Putting Jobs First - External trade development plan
Today, Minister Jean-François Lisée unveiled the Québec government’s external trade development plan for 2013-2017 (PDCE), which is aimed at reducing Québec’s trade deficit.
It is intended to revitalize exports by consolidating traditional markets, developing new markets and preparing new exporters. To that end, $82 million will be invested to support export companies.
“By 2017, the PDCE’s benefits should enable supported companies in markets outside Québec to generate firm sales of more than $940 million and create more than 6,000 jobs in Québec,” Minister Lisée explained.
By 2017, the PDCE also aims to:
- assist 1,000 companies per year in all regions of Québec
- directly assist 2,500 companies in markets outside Québec
- help create 1,000 new export companies
The PDCE is founded on three general principles:
1. Easier access to export services
2. Better balance between Québec supply and foreign demand
3. Concerted action and synergy of external trade actors
- Strengthen and increase the sales of companies supported by the government in traditional markets (Canada, United States and Europe)
- Increase the results of government actions with companies that it assists in emerging markets (Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and Middle East). Targeted growth of approximately 15% per year is the goal.
- Offer specialized services in all regions of Québec and increase the number of new export companies
2013-2017 External Trade Development Plan (PDCE) (in French)
Summary (in French)
Export Québec (PDCE) (in French)