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
SERDEX International is the ORPEX (regional export promotion organization) of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region. Their mission is to support, empower and counsel manufacturing and added-value services SMEs in the Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean region to enhance their export capacity and foster international development.

SERDEX International

665, rue de la Gare Ouest
Alma, QC
G8B 4L4

Phone: 418 668-5500
Fax: 418 668-5534


Nadine Brassard, Director and International Trade Commissioner

Nadine Brassard

Director and International Trade Commissioner
nbrassard@serdex.com / 418 668-5500, ext. 102

SERDEX International
Region Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Special Skills

  • Customs and Logistics
  • C-TPAT
  • Market penetration and distribution strategies
  • Marketing of regional businesses

Nadine Brassard holds a graduate diploma in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Her specialties are marketing and management. She has extensive international experience in both the private and public sectors.

Since 2006, Nadine Brassard has taken part in various foreign development projects. She is involved in planning and diversification and has expertise in customs logistics. She heads SERDEX International and leads trade missions to various countries, developing market penetration and marketing strategies for dozens of companies from every Saguenay—Lac-St-Jean business sector.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic planning of international business development
  • Funding and partnerships
  • Trade missions
  • Organization of events
  • International trade

Key Achievements

  • Creation of the HÉLICO international marketing coaching project
  • Organization of a dozen or so international missions to various countries and consulting with Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean businesses
  • Market development support to Quebec businesses operating in various sectors