The role of EDC is to support and develop the international business of Canadian exporters and investors. EDC has a strong appetite for risk and a proven track record, particularly during difficult economic times. They have a variety of products and services to help Canadian companies grow and protect their sales. Depending on the company’s business needs, EDC can work directly with the company or partner with their financial institution to provide additional credit capacity. They also help companies by providing both the market intelligence needed to make informed business decisions and the insurance and financial solutions to support international sales and investment activities. For more than six decades, EDC has been helping Canadian companies open the door to opportunities around the world, particularly in emerging markets.