AGRI-FOOD EXPORT SERVICES

Quebec’s agri-food industry’s ability to export to other Canadian provinces, the North East of the United States, as well as Europe and Asia relies on cutting-edge expertise. As a leader in the fields of certification, labelling, logistics, distribution, marketing and replenishment, Agro Québec can assist producers/processors by facilitating their export process.

 

SERVICES FOR COMPANIES LOOKING TO EXPORT: 

  • Export starter kit: FDA registration, HS code validation, how to find a customs broker, how to find carriers, Prior Notice, certificates of origin, FDA product codes, insurance and taxation;
  • Research on the company’s competitive environment: visit of target market, identification of the competition, competitive analysis (pricing structure, merchandising, positioning, etc.);
  • Assessment of the company’s preparedness: pricing structure, compliance with regulations (labelling, HACCP, GFSI), production capacity, financial capabilities, etc.;
  • Creation of an export market development strategy tailored to the company’s business objectives and financial capabilities: positioning, pricing structure that takes into account the exchange rate and intermediation costs, product adaptation, identification of means of promotion adapted to the target market;
  • Identification of potential partners;
  • Coaching during the first steps of the export process:meetings with buyers, participation in trade shows, etc.;
  • Training and coaching of personnel in charge of logistics and shipping.

 

SERVICES FOR COMPANIES THAT ARE ALREADY EXPORTING:

  • Assessment of the current development strategy: sales, promotion, distribution network;
  • Identification of untapped markets;
  • Development of a strategy to optimize export sales;
  • Identification of new markets(Europe, Japan, etc.);
  • Creation of strategies to develop new target markets.

 

Agro Québec also provides services for companies looking to import into Canada.

 

For more information, please contact our Senior Export Advisor.