Doing Business in Asia

Asia, as defined by Asia-Pacific and South East Asia, represents a very large market for the Canadian agriculture, agri-food and seafood sector, with sales of $16.9 billion to 24 markets in 2015. In Asia, Canadian companies mostly export canola, red spring wheat, lentils, soybeans, dried peas, lobster, pork and beef. Some niche products that are doing well include ginseng, bovine hides, and cold-water shrimp. As a home to over 3.9 billion people, there are some fast growing opportunities for our industry, with two-way trade between Canada and the Asia Pacific markets increasing by more than 300% since 2010. The following information can enhance your business activities in the Asian marketplace.

Market intelligence

Access reports that discuss opportunities in Asia, and learn about market trends in your market or sector of interest.

Trade data and analysis

Check out statistics on Canada-Asia agriculture exports and imports.

Trade agreements

Find out about Canada's current trade agreements with Asia and broader negotiations.

Need funding?

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada offers small and medium-sized companies funding to undertake international export market activities. Find out how the AgriMarketing program can help you.

Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)

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and learn how your company or organization can benefit from export advice and guidance to help you achieve your international business goals.

Need assistance in the Asian market?

The Market Access Secretariat (MAS) is your single window for market access and market development inquiries. Contact MAS at

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