Doing business in Canada offers tangible business benefits. In any country, contracting contract manufacturing services requires managing the legal and regulatory aspects particular to that country; fortunately maintaining a commercial relationship across Canadian borders is generally simple and straightforward. Canada offers pharma companies an ideal platform from which to access European and other markets as part of an international business strategy.
There is a common misconception that controlled substances won’t be allowed to cross the Canadian border, thus preventing some pharmaceutical products from being produced by Canadian contract manufacturing facilities. We need to move past this fallacy. There are many proven ways to manufacture controlled substances in Canada, provided the products are in compliance with import/export regulations in their home nation. Even if the substance is banned in Canada, Canadian regulators permit such commerce to proceed with minimal bureaucracy and legal red tape.