Maine Trade Mission to Canada
October 26 - October 29
Join Maine International Trade Center and U.S. Commercial Service to expand your markets in Canada.
Trade between the United States and Canada is among the closest and most integrated between nations in the world. Canada is the United States’ largest customer and buys more goods from the United States than China, Japan, and the United Kingdom combined.
Canada has long been Maine’s leading export destination, representing more than half of all exports, over $1.2 billion in 2020.
The Toronto Region is the commercial, distribution, financial, and economic center of Canada. Home to over 6.4 million people, a labor force of more than 4.7 million, with over 800,000 businesses, the region generates 18.5% of Canada’s GDP and is the national headquarters for 38% of Canada’s businesses.
Key industry sectors in Toronto include: advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, financial services, clean energy and environmental technology, biomed/pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, biotech, and information technology.
Trade mission participants will have pre-vetted, one-on-one business meetings and receive market briefings and mission coordination services.
Cost & Registration Information
MITC Members $975
STEP Financial Assistance Awards are available for SBA-eligible Maine companies seeking new international sales with reimbursement up to $6,000. To apply for a STEP Financial Assistance Award, companies must meet the U.S. Small Business Administration’s definition of small business, and manufacture or perform at least 51% of the covered good or service in Maine, and meet any other SBA guidelines for receiving federal grants. NEW: Airfare and hotel expenses are now eligible for 75% reimbursement under expanded rules.
MITC Members $1,975
Included in pricing: MITC mission coordination, business matchmaking meeting schedule arranged with U.S. Commercial Service, in market briefing, and delegation dinner
Not included in pricing: Airfare, hotel*, and individual ground transportation
* Group rate available at the InterContinental in downtown Toronto.
Registration Deadline: September 10, 2021
For more information, please contact MITC Canada Desk Director Jeff Bennett.