How to ship Worldwide from Canada

We've created a comprehensive shipping guide to help you ship your parcels effectively worldwide while helping keep your shipping cost low and more affordable. Each article below will cover customs rules and regulations, what you can and cannot be shipped, international documents required, duty & taxes, and a lot of other good information. We'll even help you find the cheap and discounted shipping options for your business.

The information contained in these guides comes directly from government sources like Customs Border Protection (CBP) and other applicable Government sites.

Shipping to China

With a population of 1.3 billion people, China has the world's largest e-commerce market. In fact, 50% of global e-commerce sales are made by Chinese consumers and the numbers are growing year after year.

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Shipping to England

The ecommerce industry has been driving much of the retail sales growth in the UK in recent years, with around 80% of the UK population buying online at least once every year.

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Shipping to the United States

The e-commerce industry continues to grow and grow in the US and shows no sign of slowing down. By 2022, the retail e-commerce sales are expected to reach well in excess of $700.5 billion dollars.

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Shipping to New Zealand

As of 2017, only 40% of Kiwis shopped online, however they are rapidly coming into the modern era with the expectation of doubling the value of their e-commerce spending in the next three years.

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Shipping to Australia

Close to 80% of Australians use e-commerce for domestic purchases. While the number is far less for international purchases (21% in 2017), it is increasing at rates of 7%-plus per year. This is because Australians are keen to take advantage of wider selections and cheaper prices available from overseas suppliers. This guide will help you get cheap shipping to Australia.

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Shipping to France

Is there a more fabulous place than France? Mais non! The winding roads, the hidden vineyards and a beautiful, expensive cottage designed so Marie Antoinette could see 'how the other half live'. Shipping from Canada to France just got a whole lot easier and cheaper thanks to this complete shipping guide.

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Shipping to India

As of 2018, India had 560 million internet users and E-commerce accounted for about $40 billion USD of transactions. Both are expected to grow dramatically in the next several years.

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Shipping to Spain

Today, Spain boasts an advanced, modern economy with half of its population using e-commerce, and steadily growing. The value of Spain's e-commerce is expected to increase from $19 billion (USD) today to $27 billion by 2022.

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Shipping to Germany

Germany is the economic leader amongst the 28 nations of the European Union. It has the largest economy - over $4 trillion USD (2019), produces and exports a wide range of goods.

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Shipping to Pakistan

While Pakistan's economy remains cash-based, e-commerce is making fast inroads with the value of those transactions having doubled in the last 5 years.

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Shipping to Mexico

With a population of 130 million - 10th in the world - and a growing economy, Mexico is an economic leader in Latin America.

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Shipping to Japan

In Japan, e-commerce accounts for a small percentage of a $5 trillion USD economy, it is growing steadily and projected to reach $103 billion by 2023.

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Shipping to Netherlands

Today's Netherlands was built by its global, seafaring people into a modern and industrial society. As a result of being one of the world's biggest traders today, the Netherlands is a top economic performer in Europe

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Shipping to Belgium

In 2019, Belgians were expected to purchase $11 billion USD worth of goods and services via e-commerce, and that's growing at 7% annually. With 76% of its population using the internet and 23% of its companies engaged in e-commerce

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Shipping to Italy

Italy, known for its high fashion and inimitable style, refined cuisine, and fast motor cars is also one of Europe's major industrial and economic powers.

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Shipping to Norway

Today, Norwegians are a peaceful people who have created one of the world's wealthiest and happiest countries. And they like to shop too.

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Shipping to South Korea

South Koreans use their very well developed internet infrastructure to shop on-line more than any other nation giving it the world's fifth-largest e-commerce market.

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Shipping to Brazil

Brazil is a heavy-hitter in Latin America. With 209 million people and the largest economy of its neighbours, it commands 42% of the business-to-consumer e-commerce in the region.

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Shipping to Philippines

E-commerce in the Philippines is growing annually at nearly 8% and close to 75% of Filipinos actively use social media.

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Shipping to Russia

Like its other large claims, Russia is becoming an e-commerce heavyweight. In the first 6 months of 2019 that market grew by 26%! And with 65% of its population internet users (95 million people), mother Russia's future is bullish.

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Shipping to Nigeria

Nigeria's population is skewed towards the youth - 127 million below the age of 25, and they readily use the internet for deals and discounts. With English as the country's official language, this booming population is open for business.

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Shipping to Ireland

Modern Ireland has a booming knowledge-based economy, and its citizens can boast some impressive numbers: 73% of the population uses the internet, E-commerce has doubled since 2010, 2.2 billion euros were spent shopping on-line in 2019, and it's expected to grow at 8-plus percent annually.

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Shipping to Colombia

Colombians' enthusiasm for using the internet and shopping on-line shopping is supported by having Latin America's only Ministry of E-commerce. And this may explain the forecasted 8% per year growth of e-commerce until 2022.

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Shipping to Vietnam

Vietnam is a beautiful, mountainous country with fine beaches and two major river deltas - the Red and Mekong. Those deltas have fed its population for millenia and led to Vietnam developing its delicious spring rolls and famous pho.

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Shipping to Thailand

Thailand has long been known for the majesty of its elephants, beauty of its beaches, and benevolence of its Buddhism. Over 80% of Thais use the internet and revenues in e-commerce are enjoying healthy yearly returns.

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Shipping to Malaysia

Malaysia is a country renowned for its beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, and its megadiverse wildlife - only 17 of 197 nations qualify for this honour.

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Shipping to Saudi Arabia

The rapid rise of internet use from 2% of the population in 2000 to 68% today, Saudi Arabia is a country booming with eager and internet savvy consumers.

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Shipping to Ukraine

Ukraine is famous for its beautiful, hand-crafted, and artistic Easter eggs. But Ukraine's true value comes from being Europe's second largest country and having vast swathes of fertile plains.

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Shipping to South Africa

The South African landscape is a rich mixture of fertile farmland, vast big-animal safaris, incredible mineral wealth, and 2,800 km of beautiful coastline linking two oceans.

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Shipping to Poland

With more than 70% of its population using the internet to shop, and 11-plus billion euros spent in 2019, the Poles have a foot firmly planted in the past and future.

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Shipping to Sweden

Sweden has only 10 million inhabitants, more than 77% of them use the internet to shop. It is expected they will spend $11 billion USD in 2020

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Shipping to Chile

Chile's population is small compared to its size, but its people keenly shop online - at a rate that outstrips the Latin American heavy weights.

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Shipping to Switzerland

Switzerland sits in the middle of Europe, it is not part of the EU and has been neutral since 1815. But the Swiss have connected themselves to the world by internet and e-commerce.

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Shipping to Egypt

Egypt's old self has transformed into a young nation - 60% of the population below the age of 30. And they are tech savvy and bursting to buy stuff with their modern smartphones.

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Shipping to Scotland

Scotland, like elsewhere in the UK, 80% of the population buys online at least once a year. The Scots are looking for e-commerce opportunities overseas to fulfill their retail needs.

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Shipping to Israel

Israel's internet penetration is the highest in the Middle East and close to the European average. As a result, e-commerce revenue is expected to grow at an annual rate of 13.8% through to 2024.

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Shipping to Turkey

Turkey's e-commerce revenues blossomed in 2019 by 39% over 2018 and they are expected to continue expanding at a healthy 20% each year until 2024.

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Shipping to Taiwan

The Taiwanese have become e-commerce leaders by having a 93% internet penetration rate (2019) and the highest proportion of internet shoppers in Asia. With a large English speaking business community, shipping your goods to and from Taiwan couldn't be more lucrative.

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Shipping to Singapore

E-commerce has a bright future in Singapore with a tech-savvy population, a well-developed internet infrastructure, and a projected annual revenue growth rate of 9%.

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Shipping to Indonesia

Indonesia is a very big player in e-commerce. In 2020, it overtook the far more populous India in overall sales value - $40 billion USD.

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Shipping to Finland

That has made Finland like its nordic neighbours - rich, internet savvy, and big spenders on e-commerce. In fact, Finns buy 50% of their internet purchases overseas.

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Shipping to Hong Kong

Renowned for its bustling and thriving economy, Hong Kong's success is based on low taxes and free trade. It's no wonder that Hong Kong is home to more billionaires than any other Asian city. It is no surprise that e-commerce in Hong Kong has been equally robust, and annual revenue growth is forecasted to be 12% until 2025.

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Shipping to Bangladesh

Today, the world's eighth most populated nation covers an area only a bit bigger than Canada's 3 maritime provinces. And though e-commerce revenue is small on a per capita basis, forecasts call for it to double by 2023.

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Shipping to the United Arab Emirates

The region's vast oil and gas reserves may be the foundation of the UAE's wealth, but the country is a business and finance centre as well as an international transportation and trade hub.

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Shipping to Peru

In today's Peru, not everyone engages in e-commerce, but those that do, do it a lot. Prospects for the next 4 years indicate an annual growth rate of 7.5%.

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Shipping to Lebanon

While e-commerce is still in its infancy in Lebanon, most Lebanese have smartphones and they are ready to use them. And since Canada has a 250,000-strong Lebanese expatriate community, the future looks bright for shipping goods to the homeland

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Shipping to Jamaica

Jamaica is an emerging consumer market with a young population - its median age is 26, so that means the use of e-commerce is only going to grow.

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Shipping to Morocco

Like elsewhere, today's Moroccans are increasingly using the internet and their smartphones as a modern-day souk. So, with Morocco only 15 km from Spain and the EU, and with French as a business language, that can only be good news for Canadian shippers.

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Shipping to the Czech Republic

It is no surprise that in this small, landlocked country in the middle of Europe, 88% of its 10 million people use a very fast internet service to increasingly shop online.

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Shipping to Denmark

As a developed country with a high standard of living, Denmark has a healthy e-commerce economy - each Dane spends about $3500 USD per year. That's thanks in part to the Danish having amongst the highest rates of internet use and smartphone penetration in the EU.

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Shipping to Portugal

Portugal's long and storied history is now firmly anchored in the modern era as shown by its e-commerce numbers for 2020. The country's future certainly looks as sunny as its famed Algarve.

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Shipping to Qatar

E-commerce is thriving in Qatar and it is expected to more than double by 2022 just as Qataris host the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Shipping to Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a long and strong history of scientific, engineering, and information technology success. It is not surprising then that the Bulgarian e-commerce market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8% for the next several years.

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Shipping to Uganda

Due to modern technology, Ugandans have 25 million mobile money accounts, and enjoy an ever increasing rate of internet penetration. Combined with the side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ugandan e-commerce activity has sprouted.

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Shipping to Kenya

Kenya is becoming one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Africa thanks to the government's promotion of e-commerce and e-government services.

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Shipping to Oman

Though Oman is lesser known than some of its flashier neighbours, it has worked hard to rapidly develop information technology for its citizens. And with 43% of the population below the age of 15, e-commerce is sure to blossom very soon.

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Shipping to Hungary

Hungary has experienced a steady increase of e-commerce. Out of a population of nearly 10 million, 54 percent were online shoppers in 2019. By 2022, this is forecast to rocket by 20% - an additional million spenders to ship to from Canada.

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Shipping to Algeria

Algeria's e-commerce market is still in its early days much like the country's population - median age of 28 - so the future can only go up. Which was demonstrated quite dramatically in 2020 when, as a result of COVID-19, e-commerce activity bounded by 50%!

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Shipping to Botswana

e-commerce is still in its very early stages in Botswana, but its people enjoy a level of internet penetration higher than the African average. So, like those ancient humans who became today's consumers, we can expect the Batswana will evolve a thriving e-commerce economy in the near future.

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Shipping to Latvia

To this day, Latvia continues to have an open economy, which helps explain the country 6.8% annual growth rate of its e-commerce activity. And since Latvians like hockey almost as much as Canadians, we have even more reasons to ship goods there!

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Shipping to Ecuador

e-commerce is evolving in Ecuador - slowly but surely adapting to the ever changing business and internet environment, and becoming more popular every day.

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Shipping to Argentina

Rich in natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. No wonder Argentinian e-commerce economy has flourished with a 38% jump in 2020 alone! So, let's all say buenos dias to our Argentinian friends.

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Shipping to Trinidad and Tobago

A thriving e-commerce economy exists in Trinidad and Tobago with government support and a 135% penetration rate for mobile phones and 73% for internet users. For Canadian shippers, this is very good news indeed.

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Shipping to Austria

90% of Austria's citizens use the internet and spend more than $1,100 USD per person per year on e-commerce purchases - a number expected to grow at 5% annually until 2025.

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Shipping to The Bahamas

E-commerce is on the rise in The Bahamas, and Bahamians make good use of eBay and Amazon for their purchases.

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Shipping to Ghana

Ghana continues to be rich in resources (including Lake Volta, the world's largest water reservoir), but it also has a buoyant economy and a rapidly increasing population. The result is that e-commerce is predicted to grow at 13% per annum from 2021 till 2025.

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Shipping to the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic is perhaps best known to Canadians as a wintertime getaway paradise but they are also an industrious people who have created the Caribbean's largest economy. And they are very active e-commerce consumers.

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Shipping to Bahrain

Bahrainis have become eager e-commerce consumers. Predictions are that e-commerce revenue will only increase: Bahrain's population is young, highly computer literate, and has a 99% internet penetration rate.

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Shipping to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is perfectly suited for mail-order businesses - it is large and sparsely populated - and recent statistics support this: 2020 saw 25% increase of e-commerce revenue growth!

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Shipping to Costa Rica

As the country has a 179% cell phone penetration rate and a 99% literacy rate, its citizens should benefit from continued international trade liberalization and economic growth. Shipping to Costa Rica from Canada certainly has a bright future.

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Shipping to Ethiopia

Ethiopia's population is Africa's second largest, and boasts one of the continent's fastest growing economies. However, e-commerce is still in its early stages there, but the Ethiopian government is drafting legislation to govern the country's e-commerce just as Ethiopia's banks are launching e-banking services.

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Shipping to Greece

Greece may have arisen 2,800 years ago, but its e-commerce economy is a product of the 21st century; not only has it been growing but Greek businesses adapted to the challenges of the pandemic.

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Shipping to Kuwait

With Kuwait having implemented the first 5G network of the region, it is no surprise that e-commerce revenue is set to grow at 6% annually for the next several years aided by a young population with lots of disposable income.

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Shipping to Nepal

Those magnificent mountains attract foreign mountaineers and provide much needed employment for guides and sherpas. However, the rugged terrain and iconic scenery means that e-commerce is still in its infancy in Nepal. That is bound to change as the government implements an e-commerce bill.

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Shipping to Tanzania

While e-commerce remains in its infancy in Tanzania, both e-business and m-commerce (via mobile phones) are growing. On the plus side, the country has been experiencing strong economic activity and English is the language of foreign trade for Tanzanians. So, for Canadian shippers, trade with Tanzania can only improve

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Shipping to Uruguay

Uruguay is also a high-income, egalitarian, and socially progressive nation. So, no surprise then that 90% of the population is connected to the internet and retail e-commerce activity is booming at 25% per year.

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Shipping to Guatemala

While e-commerce remains in its infancy in Guatemala, both e-business and m-commerce (via mobile phones) are growing. On the plus side, the country has been experiencing strong economic activity and English is the language of foreign trade for Guatemalas. So, for Canadian shippers, trade with Guatemala can only improve

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Shipping to Malta

Malta's history may go back 8,000 years, but its e-commerce activity is firmly rooted in the 21st century. Since 2014, EU and Maltese legislation has encouraged mobile phone and internet penetration rates and boosted e-commerce activity and sales.

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Shipping to Lithuania

The Lithuanian economy is modern, developed, and mixed, and as a result its citizens are high-income earners. Combined with fast internet and being a European leader of IT, Lithuanians have eagerly adopted e-commerce. As Lithuania is the geographic centre of Europe, the country is a natural trading partner for Canada.

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Shipping to Luxembourg

In the e-commerce arena, Luxembourg can boast a 95% internet penetration rate, and as a result, 69% of its population orders goods or services over the internet, far outdoing the EU average of 48%. Though tiny, Luxembourg certainly punches above its weight.

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Shipping to Macau

Macau's wealth has enabled its citizens to enjoy a first-world lifestyle, which includes a recent 30% increase of internet shopping. That means e-commerce is a sure bet for Canadian shipments to Macau.

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Shipping to Slovenia

Slovenians have slowly embraced e-commerce, but it is predicted that e-commerce will see a steady and healthy growth rate of 6.7% for the next several years. And not only are they part of the EU, Slovenia is ideally placed in central Europe.

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Shipping to Iceland

While Iceland is home to a mere 365,000 people, it is one of the most developed nations in the world and can boast a very high standard of living. This has led to Icelanders using the internet a lot, which means they also are shopping online much more recently.

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Shipping to Cambodia

Though e-commerce is still in its early stages in Cambodia, the country has a fast growing economy powered by a youthful population: median age 25! Add some recent laws to help govern it, e-commerce is bound to continue booming at 9% per year for a few more years.

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Shipping to Jordan

E-commerce activity in Jordan is one of the highest in it region. This is due to Jordanians having a high level of internet penetration and the country has upper-middle income status. Combined with the Canada-jordan Free Trade Agreement, this bodes well for Canadian commerce with the desert Kingdom.

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Shipping to Grenada

E-commerce is still in its early days in Grenada, but with over 100% of the population owning mobile phones and nearly 60% using the internet, the future of shopping for Grenadians looks as sunny as a Caribbean sunrise.

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Shipping to Panama

In Panama, e-commerce activity having grown at 12% annually from 2014 - 2019. The recent doubling of the canal's capacity will surely keep Panamanians at the forefront of world trade and increase their e-commerce activity.

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Shipping to Senegal

The number of mobile connections in Senegal is 103% of the population and 46% of them use the internet, which is steadily increasing. All of this is good news for Canadian shippers: French is Senegal's official language while English is taught in schools and spoken in the business and scientific communities

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