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.

CPTPP for Agri-Food Exporters
Find out what the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is and how it can benefit your exports to its markets.
CKFTA for Agri-Food Exporters
Find out what the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) is and how it can benefit your exports to South Korea.
Market intelligence
Access reports that discuss opportunities in Asia, and learn about market trends in your market or sector of interest.
Trade and investment agreements
Find international trade and investment agreements and negotiations.

More support for business

Agri-Food Trade Services for Exporters
Find trade events, in-market Trade Commissioners, marketing tools and more to help you achieve your international business goals.
Market access services
The Market Access Secretariat (MAS) is your single window for market access and market development inquiries. Contact MAS at aafc.mas-sam.aac@canada.ca.

Top Asian agri-food opportunities

Discover the major opportunities for Canadian agri-food producers in our:

Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)

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