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Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada 2021 Edition

Authors: Lara Nathans, Jessica Cytryn, Oliver Borgers, Dominic Thérien, Vincent Kam-Sun Yip, Véronique Wattiez Larose, Lisa Melanson, Young-mi Lee, John Boscariol, Martha Harrison, Trevor Lawson, Stéphane Duval, Amelie Drouin, Jade Buchanan, Michael Scherman, Christopher Hubbard, Katherine Booth, Ana Badour, Hilary Smith, Mathieu Dubord, Eve Tessier, Miranda Lam, Olivia Martin, Diana Wang, Annie Gagnon-Larocque, Karina Gagnon, Adam Ship

What are the key considerations for retailers carrying on business in Canada? What are the potential opportunities, and where are the possible pitfalls?

Successfully establishing and operating a retail business in Canada requires a thorough understanding of the intersecting provincial and federal rules and regulations that could have an impact on your business. To help you navigate the evolving retail landscape, McCarthy Tétrault has updated its Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada: Fourth edition.

This resource was developed by McCarthy Tétrault’s market-leading Retail and Consumer Markets Group as a basic guide to the legal aspects of doing retail business in Canada or entering the Canadian market (whether by acquisition, e-commerce, bricks and mortar or a combination). The publication offers guidance drawn from the group’s significant experience in the retail and consumer products industry.

This user-friendly guide includes thoughtful analysis and information on key considerations in each of the areas of law most likely to affect your business decisions in the retail space, including

  • key considerations to Canadian market entry
  • tax and corporate structure
  • competition and pricing
  • branding and IP protection; advertising, marketing and contests; and packaging and labelling
  • supply chain, trade and customs
  • e-commerce and digital matters; cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • human resources and business immigration
  • product liability and regulatory compliance
  • credit cards and loyalty programs; consumer protection
  • dispute resolution and conflict management
  • French language requirements
  • mergers and acquisitions of retail and consumer markets businesses
Download Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada 2021 Edition

Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada 2021 Edition

Download Cross-Border: A Retailer’s Guide to Doing Business in Canada 2021 Edition

With unmatched industry experience, practical and contextual advice, and an integrated industry-focused team, our Retail and Consumer Markets Group helps clients overcome the daily challenges inherent in the industry and take advantage of emerging trends that benefit their businesses. Our deep-rooted knowledge and global business experience enables us to advise on significant mandates across practice areas and connect clients with the most experienced and capable professionals to provide top-tier legal and strategic business advice, whatever the challenge. Find out how we can help you.


About McCarthy Tétrault 

McCarthy Tétrault LLP provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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