Word from the president

Carole Doussin

Welcome to the Quebec International Trade website.

Quebec International Trade is the largest network of market development experts in Quebec. Bringing together regional export promotion organizations from across the province (ORPEX), our network includes 65 international trade commissioners and consultants offering expert advice to Quebec SMEs intent on capturing foreign markets.

Mandated by the governments of Québec and Canada, all the ORPEX offer customized and proximity services at a reasonable cost to help businesses implement the best international trade practices to develop new markets. Every year, more than 2300 SMEs from various sectors of activity call upon our services.

Our experts are available to guide you through your market diversification process, whether your business is about to start exporting or already has a strong foothold in international markets.

If you are looking to develop proximity markets (the United States or other Canadian provinces) or break into complex foreign markets (Brazil, China or African countries), our network is qualified to provide you with tailored consulting services.

Please use our interactive map of Quebec to find the ORPEX servicing your region.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website.

Carole Doussin

President of Quebec International Trade


Quebec International Trade is the network of regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX) established across Quebec. The network represents the organizations’ interests at the provincial and federal levels. It facilitates the sharing of best business practices and contributes to the promotion of ORPEX international trade expertise.

Find your ORPEX


Commerce International Québec International Trade (CIQ) was created in March 2001. The network was created so that the ORPEX might pool their expertise and certain resources to better meet the needs of the businesses that they serve.

The first regional export promotion organizations (ORPEX) were created during the 1990s at the initiative of provincial and federal governments.

Since then, Commerce International Québec has been providing support to the ORPEX that help Quebec-based businesses develop their export markets.

Board of Directors

Carole Doussin
Carole DoussinPresident
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Margarita Motta
Margarita MottaVice-President
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Gino Cyr
Gino CyrSecretary-Treasurer
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Valérie L’Heureux
Valérie L’HeureuxCoordinator
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Ariel Retamal
Ariel RetamalDirector
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Michèle Jacques
Michèle JacquesDirector
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Mathieu Lapointe
Mathieu LapointeDirector
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Éric Boucher
Éric BoucherDirector
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Click on the dot corresponding to your region for more information. You'll learn more about the different profiles of your regional experts.

Trouvez votre expert à l'international

West Montreal
North Shore
East Montreal
Downtown Montréal
National Capital Region
Laurentian Region
Central Quebec
Gaspé-Magdalen Islands Region
Lower St. Lawrence
GIMXPORT serves as a key lever for socio-economic development to support Gaspésie and Magdalen Islands businesses in their export and out-of-region marketing ventures. GIMXPORT is an enterprising, proactive and unbiased organization with a vision that brings people together and is attuned to its members’ needs.


377, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, bureau 101
Chandler, Qc
G0C 1K0
Phone: 418 689-4690
Fax: 418 689-4266



Gino Cyr, Executive Director

Gino Cyr

Executive Director
ginocyr@gimxport.org / 418 689-4690, ext. 1

Region Gaspé-Magdalen Islands Region

Special Skills

  • Fisheries Sector
  • Analysis of business environments and networking with key players
  • Lead in innovative solutions tailored to meet entrepreneurs’ real needs

Gino Cyr is Executive Director at GIMXPORT. Prior to this position, he worked as a manager and a business leader in the private sector and held various positions as an elected municipal officer and chair of economic development organizations. His professional experience speaks volumes about his pro-active leadership, interest in innovation, excellent knowledge of economic stakes in the Gaspésie–Magdalen Islands region and keen entrepreneurial mindset.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organization of and participation in trade missions in the following countries: Canada, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, China, Vietnam and France
  • Search for financial levers and partners
  • Strategic planning of international business development
  • Development of marketing strategies suited for international markets
  • Partnership negotiations
  • Strategic watch to identify business opportunities for companies

Key Achievements

  • Cap sur les USA project
  • Customs Compliance (C-TPAT)
  • First fisheries sector mission to China
  • Gaspé lobster marketing project
  • Development of the Quebec Seafood branding
  • Role as main Q-WEB representative (appearance wood)
  • Establishment of the regional appearance wood association and the smelt fishermen’s association