Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Specialty and Natural Products

Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Specialty and Natural Products

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Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Specialty and Natural Products

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Apr 01, 2019 - Apr 04, 2019

Montreal & Toronto, Canada

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This Focused Trade Mission is currently sold out. If you are interested in participating, please email your Liaison staff member (see contact info at bottom of page) to get added to the waitlist.

Connect and Drive Sales
In 2017, U.S. agricultural exports to Canada totaled nearly US$20.5 billion, a modest increase of 1% but enough to allow it to once again become the top U.S. export destination. Canada accounted for nearly 15% of total U.S. food and agricultural product exports of US$138.4 billion. Canada remains the top market for U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products. U.S. exports of these products reached a US$16.2 billion in 2017, the same as the prior year.

That amount is nearly twice that of the #2 consumer food export market Mexico. This also accounted for nearly 80% of total U.S. food and agricultural product exports to Canada. Canada is also the top market for U.S. processed food exports, a decline of 1% but still totaling more than US$12.8 billion in 2017, but more than twice the value of Mexico. Much of U.S.–Canada agricultural trade is influenced by a substantial amount of intra-industry trade, particularly with value-added products. The elimination of import duties under the trade agreement has resulted in significant gains for U.S. consumer-ready and food service products.

Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019 - $400

Services May Include:

  • One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation analysis and distribution analysis and store check
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Educational session on labeling
  • Retail store tour
  • Interpreter in Montreal
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
  • Table top showcase
  • Identifying top leads
  • On-site assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative.

Sunday, March 31, 2019*
Arrive in Toronto

Monday, April 1, 2019* 
Market briefings, Retail Tour, Trade Reception

Tuesday, April 2, 2019* 
One-on-one meetings

Wednesday, April 3, 2019* 
Travel to Montreal in the morning. Plenary meetings, Retail Tour, Reception

Thursday, April 4, 2019* 
One-on-one meetings 

Friday, April 5, 2019* 
Depart to US

*Itinerary is subject to change

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Natural and organic foods
  • Gluten-free foods
  • Function/super foods
  • Specialty, unique, & ethnic
  • Healthy snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Food preparations
  • Baked snack foods
  • Pasta
  • Processed cereals
  • Condiments and sauces

Country Profile
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Export Intelligence Video Series
Food Export’s Canadian In-Market Representative Kathy Boyce discusses the latest trends, common mistakes first-time exporters make and how lifestyles and tastes differ within Canada’s regions.

Be Prepared. Take Advantage of our Complimentary Webinars
We offer a series of educational webinars. Webinars provide up to date exporter intelligence for companies regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with foreign buyers and much more. View available webinars.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Food Labelling for Industry - The Industry Labelling Tool is the food labelling reference for all food inspectors and stakeholders in Canada.

Food Export Helpline™
Even the most experienced exporters have questions from time to time. Whether you are new or a seasoned exporter take advantage of 1-1 support through the Food Export Helpline™. Learn more.

Increased Export Sales for Brooklyn, NY Supplier
In September of 2015, Morris Kitchen, from Brooklyn, New York, of the 9th Congressional District, attended Food Export’s Focused Trade Mission to Canada for Specialty and Natural Products in Toronto, Canada. There they met with five Canadian buyers representing many different cities/provinces of Canada.

Post event the New York Supplier was able to report that they established one new distributorship which then resulted in a $5,000 sale and they project sales of $15,000 over the next twelve months. This sale also marks a 20% increase in sales to the Canadian market for the supplier. 

Morris Kitchen is a Brooklyn based company founded in 2009 by Kari Morris. They produce the cocktail mixers and syrups for the home mixologist as well as high end bars and restaurants.  

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Read about the success companies have attained by participating in Focused Trade Missions.

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Double your international marketing dollars with the Branded Program. You may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on exhibition fees, advertising and much more. Learn more


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