Canada - September 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will sponsor a trade mission to Toronto and Montreal, Sept. 3-6, 2019, providing U.S. agricultural exporters a prime opportunity to grow their business with our Northern neighbor and top agricultural trading partner.

As the number one export destination for U.S. farm and food products, Canada is an indispensable market and a valuable proving ground for companies looking to enter or expand in the global marketplace. With 90 percent of Canadians living within 100 miles of the United States, consumers there closely follow U.S. food trends and often share tastes and preferences with their U.S. counterparts. 

Last year, the United States was the top supplier of agricultural products to Canada, with a 58-percent share of the country’s agricultural import market. More than 75 percent of U.S. exports were high-value, consumer-oriented products, including prepared foods, fresh vegetables and fruits, snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages.  

Join this USDA trade mission and discover all the possibilities – from Canadian food retail chains that can help new products reach national distribution, to specialty and regional retailers that can serve as great entry points for new-to-market companies.

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Data & Analysis

April 16, 2019
The report highlights certification requirements for food and agricultural products exported to Canada, and supplements the FAIRS Narrative Report CA18069.
March 29, 2019
Importing more than $16 billion of U.S. high-value, consumer-oriented goods, Canada was the number one overseas market for U.S. food and agricultural exports in 2017.
March 14, 2019
Canada’s ban on partially hydrogenated oils in foods came into force in September 2018.
March 5, 2019
In 2017, total Canadian food service sales reached $65 billion.