Word from the president
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.
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.
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.
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
665, rue de la Gare Ouest
Phone: 418 668-5500
Fax: 418 668-5534
- Customs and Logistics
- 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
- 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