Canada - September 2019

Trade Mission
September 3-6, 2019
Toronto city skyline with Canadian flag in foreground
Skyline view of Toronto, the largest city in Canada

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.

For more information, please contact trademissions@fas.usda.gov.

Programs

Market Development Programs

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.

News and Features

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney led a successful trade mission to Toronto and Montréal in September to show appreciation for the United States’ closest trading partner and to highlight the benefits of the...
Contact: press@fas.usda.gov or (202) 720-7115 WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Canada Sept. 3-6, accompanied by...