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Trade Mission

Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Specialty and Natural Products

Event Date
Sep 12, 2023 – Sep 13, 2023
Location
Toronto, Canada
Early Registration Deadline
May 10, 2023
Early Registration Price
$400.00
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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.

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.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

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

Mission Itinerary 

September 12: Mission and Market Briefing, Retail Store Tours

September 13: One-on-One Meetings with Qualified Buyers

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 and trade reception
  • 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) Fund Utilization
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 Utilization
$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!
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