Canada has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) in Ottawa, hereinafter referred to as “Post” reports that trade with Canada is facilitated by unparalleled regulatory cooperation, sophisticated transportation logistics and financial markets, geographic proximity, similar consumer preferences, and relatively affluent consumers. Canada agricultural trade is substantially influenced by intra-industry trade, particularly with value-added products. But as similar as the U.S. and Canada are, there are differences that exporters must appreciate in order to succeed. As in any foreign market, understanding the nuances of the marketplace is critical to successfully launching a product in Canada.
The North American Free Trade Agreement, (NAFTA), was updated to the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) in September 2018 and should reduce uncertainty over trade with the US. The agreement entered into force on July 1st, 2020.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Canada, By the Numbers
U.S. Agricultural Products - US$20.7 billion (2019)
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods - US$16.1 billion (2019)
U.S. Processed Foods - US$12.8 billion (2019)
Euromonitor projects the retail sales in the packaged food market to reach over US$52.1 billion by 2024.
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IDDBA invites companies who were registered as IDDBA 2021 exhibitors and are current members to participate in this Virtual Trade Mission.
Upcoming Webinar: * for IDDBA Exhibitors Only
Topic: Understanding the Opportunities of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USCMA)
Date: June 16, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM Central
Description: Mexico and Canada represent the top markets for IDDBA members. Join IDDBA and Food Export Midwest for an exhibitor-only webinar that will examine what the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USCMA) has in store for you and how identifying your product of origin can make the difference in your export transaction.
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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