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Canadian looking to start a US-based business

Asked by: Vlad - 14 July, 2011
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/default.png-f1597c1da25f30f8c1a941405e8391c8 I am a Canadian on a work visa in the US. I am planning to start up a food manufacturing business with production either in the US or Canada depending on which would be easier. Nevertheless, I would like my target market to include the US. Would it be easier to start up a company in Canada and then a subsidiary in the US? Or would it be better if I just start off in the US?
Answered by: Robert Kowalski - 14 July, 2011
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/35.jpg-687fc92d5f6c5febcbdccb6895b08b8c Vlad,

In this case your incorporation decisions should correspond with your actual plans. Let me describe two scenarios as I see them:

1. If you see that it would make more economical sense to manufacture your product in Canada then you would have to register your company in Canada. That same company could be used to market your product in Canada, while for marketing of the product in the US you could then register a new US company. That US entity can either be owned by the Canadian company or by you personally, and would buy the product from the Canadian company and resell it in the US markets.

2. If it makes more sense to manufacture the product in the US then you would need to register your company in the US. If and when your product would be ready to be sold in other markets such as Canada you will have the choice to either register a Canadian company or a branch of your US company (I am not sure how this part works in Canada though, you would need to consult a Canadian tax/law specialist).

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