Canada’s geographic proximity, similar consumer preferences, and relatively affluent consumers are among the reasons why Canada continues to offer excellent export opportunities for new-to-export small- and medium-sized U.S. companies. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force in 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA will make a good trade relationship even better, ensuring preferential market access for US farm and food products.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Canada, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$17 billion (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods – US$14 billion (2021)
By the year 2026, Euromonitor projects that retail sales in the packaged food market in Canada will reach US$71 billion, a growth of 20%, or US$11.8 million.
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Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Chocolate & Confectionery
Pasta & Processed Cereals
Condiments & Sauces, Jams & Jellies
September 6: Mission and Market Briefing, Retail Store Tours
September 7: One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers and Labelling Presentations
Schedule is subject to change.
Focused Trade Mission Services Provided
One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Retail store tour
Table top showcase
Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.
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