When it comes to natural resources and agricultural potential, Canada is undeniably one of the wealthiest countries in the world. In an effort to promote organic trade and international growth, Canada has actively pursued organic standards equivalency internationally. Back in June 2009, Canada reached an agreement with the United States on what products were to be considered certified organic. This agreement allowed the two countries to trade organic products freely, with no confusion on the product’s organic certification.
Canada has once again advanced the international organic trade economy by reaching organic standards equivalency with the European Union. This allows Canadian organic producers to export to Europe with confidence in a stable market price.
Receive Support for Exporting/Importing Organic
There are many government funding mechanisms and resources available to assist Canadian businesses with international business ventures.
- Export Market Access: This FedDev program provides up to $30,000 in funding support to Ontario companies who wish to promote their business internationally through trade shows and follow-up activities.
- Going Global Innovation: An international partnership grant, created to encourage collaboration between Canadian and international companies. The fund covers 75% of costs up to $75,000 and requires both partners to provide each other with a competency or technology that the other does not have.
- AgriMarketing Program: Specifically designed to assist Canadian agricultural companies with market expansion via exporting. This fund supports exporting initiatives up to $50,000, including advertising, trade shows, and teaching foreign buyers about your products.
Ready to Export?
Canadian businesses looking to expand can tap into Mentor Works’ resources and experience. We specialize in helping companies grow and prosper through customized business solutions involving government grants and loans. To learn more about the above grants and many other funding opportunities, please contact Mentor Works today.