Doing Business in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) represents a large export market for Canadian agri-food and seafood with Canadian exports of $2.5 billion for this sector in 2015. The region is home to over 430 million inhabitants and is comprised of over 46 individual markets to which Canada exports to 40. It is growing more and more attractive to global suppliers like Canada, particularly in the sectors of wheat, lentils, frozen pork, frozen French fries, canola oil and dried peas. Canadian agriculture, agri-food and seafood exports have more than doubled over the past decade, with two way trade also more than doubling - reaching $7 billion in 2015. Some great opportunities for Canadian businesses. The following information can enhance your business knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean market.

Market intelligence

Access reports that discuss opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and learn about market trends in your market or sector of interest.

Trade data and analysis

Check out statistics on Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean agriculture exports and imports.

Trade agreements

Find out about Canada's current trade agreements with Latin America and the Caribbean and broader negotiations.

Need funding?

Agricutlure 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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Need assistance in the Latin American and Caribbean market?

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

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