20 June 2023

Squizz Distributions

As part of one of our recent marketing support programs, the Réactor48 program, we had the pleasure of working with a company that manufactures and distributes ice cream and ready-to-eat products: Squizz Distributions.

17 May 2023

What is coordination?

In business, coordination is often perceived as managing the transport of inputs from suppliers and finished products to the customer. It is therefore a strictly material definition. Here is the definition of coordination that I learned at school: coordination consists of managing the flow of materials, people, and information between origin and destination as soon as possible, with the best possible quality of service, while optimizing stocks and flows.

6 April 2023

Two companies from Abitibi-Témiscamingue, are finalists at the 2023 MercadOr Québec Export Gala

LVL Global and TrueRC Canada will represent Abitibi-Témiscamingue at the prestigious Gala MercadOr Québec 2023, the largest national Gala recognizing the success of exporting companies in Quebec.

22 February 2023

48e celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Board of Directors of 48e Nord International, accompanied by team members, is proud to launch the festivities marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the organization.

3 January 2023

Do you insure your shipments?

Your products are insured when they are inside your facilities, what about during transport? You’ll be happy to know that you’re already covered, but probably not as high as you’d like. The Warsaw Convention establishes the liability of carriers.

1 December 2022

Did you know that it is possible to insure your transactions with international customers?

During international transactions, companies are faced with many challenges, but above all many risks. And one of the risks that comes up most often is the risk of non-payment by the customer.

A Crown corporation has been given the mandate to help businesses succeed internationally. This is Export Development Canada (EDC). The federal company offers three types of insurance: EDC credit insurance, bank guarantee insurance and EDC advance payment insurance.

30 November 2022

Mediation to resolve international commercial litigation

You do business with companies from all over the world. Whether it’s exports of goods, services or even imports of components for your supply chain, it can be a growth sector for your business.

15 November 2022

4th edition of the Gala MercadOr in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region!

The MercadOr Gala of the 48e North International was back this year for a 4th edition. Four winning companies were made public on November 15, 2022 at the Polonais Cocktail Bar in Rouyn-Noranda. These companies will have the chance to represent the region at the Gala Mercador provincial in 2023.

1 November 2022

Marketing and Export Support Program (PSCE)

You decide to expand, but you didn’t know how to finance the project. The Quebec government has the solution for you with its marketing and export support program (PSCE). This is a program created by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) and implemented by Investissement Québec (IQ).

3 October 2022


The Government of Canada wishes to assist Canadian companies in their international expansion project. The program is designed for SMEs, ie companies with less than 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees and annual revenues of $100,000 to $100 million.

22 September 2022

Export 101

It’s confirmed, you just made a sale to a customer outside of Canada, but do you know the export process? Here is a quick overview of your responsibilities as well as the forms to fill out.

25 August 2022

Authentic communication; a must with Jolyne Lalonde.

A few weeks ago, the 48e Nord International team had the pleasure of meeting Jolyne Lalonde, PCC professional coach and management consultant.

25 August 2022

Workshop48 with Christian Dubé – Do you know your Abitibi-Témiscamingue?

Not so long ago the team of the 48th International North had the pleasure of meeting for a week of workshops on various subjects. Very proud to support companies operating in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and beyond its borders, our team had the chance to become familiar with this region rich in history and knowledge.

20 July 2022

A visit to the SCARO workshop by Caroline Arbor

Last June, two of our sustainable business strategy advisors, Francesca Rios and Samuelle Duplessis, had the chance to visit the underside of the SCARO workshop by Caroline Arbour, Jeweler. SCARO participated in our last cohort of Réacteur48 with the aim of developing its market.

20 January 2022

Announcement of the new general manager of 48e Nord International

The Board of Directors of 48e Nord International announces the nomination of Ms. Valérie Lemay as General manager of 48e Nord International.

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  • Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec
  • Desjardins
  • Investissement Québec International
  • Commerce International Québec