Focused Trade Missions

Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Retail and Foodservice

Early Bird Registration Request Information
Event Date
September 4—5, 2024
Location
Toronto, Canada
Early Registration Deadline
May 01, 2024
Early Registration Price
$425

Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to Canada

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.

Download the Flyer for Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Retail and Foodservice

Travel Information

Due to the nature of the global pandemic and its impact on international travel, please consider resources such a www.travel.state.gov when determining if this event is appropriate for you or your company.

Want to learn more about this mission? Watch this video presentation featuring our In-Market Representative.

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Food Preparations & Ingredients
  • Snack Foods
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Chocolate & Confectionery
  • Pasta & Processed Cereals
  • Prepared/Preserved Meats
  • Condiments & Sauces, Jams & Jellies

Mission Itinerary

September 3: Arrive in Toronto

September 4: Briefing and Retail Tour

September 5: One-on-One Meetings with Buyers

September 6: Departure

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
  • Identifying top leads

Preparation Assistance

Canada Country Profile

Start your trade mission journey now. We have the market intelligence you need to make informed decisions to determine if this market is right for your products.

Complimentary Webinars

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.

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

22
1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

531
New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

1,607
New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$78 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$15 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Select international travel costs
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • And much more!