Doing Business in the United States and Mexico

The United States (U.S.) and Mexico represent Canada's largest trading partners with over $65 billion in combined agri-food and seafood trade in 2015, an increase of 282% since the signature of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993. These markets represent nearly 449 million consumers and total agri-food and seafood imports of $217 billion, over $34 billion of which came from Canada in 2015. Canadian exports to the U.S. and Mexico are very vast in nature with nearly 80% of Canada's total processed food exports going to these markets.

Market intelligence

Access reports that discuss opportunities in the United States and Mexico, and learn about market trends in your state or sector of interest.

Canada-United States bilateral trade

Learn about the world's largest bilateral agricultural trading relationship, including opportunities and challenges faced by the U.S. and Canada.

Trade data and analysis

Check out statistics on Canada-U.S. and Canada-Mexico agriculture exports and imports.

Trade agreements

Find out about Canada's current trade agreements with the U.S. and Mexico 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 U.S. and Mexican markets?

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

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