Canada's Policy Support for Clean Technology ExportsReport card

Publication - July 29, 2015 - By Penelope Comette, Maximilian Kniewasser, Patricia Lightburn

Canada is competing with a growing number of countries increasingly focused on the export potential of the clean technology (cleantech) economy. Canadian cleantech exports currently represent over one per cent of this $1 trillion global industry, and the percentage of Canadian cleantech companies that are exporters is projected to grow from 68 per cent in 2013 to 85 per cent in 2015. The U.S. in particular represents a significant market for Canadian cleantech exports with 50 per cent of current export sales coming from U.S. markets. This report card is a scan of the policies and programs in place at both the federal and provincial level in Canada that support cleantech companies in their pursuit of export opportunities. 

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