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
SODIL is the ORPEX (regional export promotion organization) of the Lanaudière region. The Société de développement international de Lanaudière (SODIL) is the go-to resource in Lanaudière specialized in all the aspects of regional businesses’ internationalization processes. Their services include the following:
  • Supporting Lanaudière SMEs with export development, international provisioning and foreign expansion by offering customized information, training, support and consulting services;
  • Raising the awareness of Lanaudière SMEs about the potential of international markets and supporting them in the development and implementation of international business plans to increase their business volume.


2500, Boul. des Entreprises
Terrebonne (Québec)


Mathieu Lapointe, Executive Director

Mathieu Lapointe

Executive Director
mlapointe@sodil.ca / 450 841-1199

Region Lanaudière

Special Skills

In his early twenties, Mathieu Lapointe established his own business to export products made in Quebec. During a large part of his career, Mathieu held positions in the furniture, industrial machinery and ICT sectors as an international business management director. His tasks included maintaining and implementing the ecosystem of those businesses worldwide and developing industrial and trade partnerships with multinationals abroad. After serving as an international marketing consultant with private firms, he worked with various export promotion organizations to support businesses in expanding their operations worldwide and raising their awareness about the importance of breaking into new markets.