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Barcodes and Beyond: What You Need to be Market-Ready for Import & Export

March 21 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

For anyone developing a product line, there are so many questions about what to do. From regulatory requirements to best practices, from barcodes to beyond, this webinar will teach you what you need to take your product to market, whether it’s your local store or traded internationally.

What you will learn:

  • What do I need to consider to ensure my product is market-ready?
  • Why do I need a barcode? What is required to get started?
  • I want to export my product. What do I need to do?
  • What other services should I be considering for the development of my product(s)?

Join us to learn what you need for your product business to be ready for the market, as well as for import and export.

Speaker Bio:

Alain Picard is an Advisor with the Community Engagement team at GS1 Canada, which was created in early 2022 with the main objective of supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs to get their products to market quickly and efficiently.

Part of his mandate is to work closely with various trade, economic and educational associations and institutes to support, educate and familiarize their members and/or clients with GS1 Global Standards, emphasizing the importance of minimizing start-up and scale-up hurdles along the way. As a previous business owner in Wholesale Packaging & Distribution, Alain Picard truly enjoys sharing his experience and building relationships.


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