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Go Global: Canada Trade Mission


Did you know that the U.S.-Canadian border is the largest international border in the world (almost 5,600 miles)? Cross the border with us this summer and discover export opportunities with our nation’s biggest trade partner.


July 11 – 14, 2016


Trade missions provide an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with distributors and potential customers – all with the assistance of seasoned global trade experts.


By participating in the mission, you will get to meet with representatives from Canadian companies and government officials to explore expansion opportunities.


Delaware’s in-country trade representative, Ludovic Ortuno will arrange meetings with distributors, agents and customers tailored to your business needs. He will also host a prep session and an in-country briefing prior to the meetings. 


Plus, your transportation will be taken care of and interpreters will be provided!


Why Canada?

  • $1 trillion is bilaterally traded and invested between Canada and the United States every year. That’s an average of $1.9 billion per day, making it the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship.  
  • 23 percent of all U.S. exports are traded to Canada.
  • Canada is one of Delaware’s largest export markets, with $626 million in exports to Canada and $2.4 billion in bilateral trade.
  • Canada has the largest growth in GDP of the G-7 countries, and is ranked the most favorable country to do business with of the G-20.


Mission costs and financial assistance
The services provided by the State of Delaware on the Canada mission are valued at $6,500 per company, but your cost will only be $500, plus travel expenses. AND a portion of your travel expenses may be eligible for a grant, thanks to the SBA award Delaware just received! It’s called the STEP Grant – find more info.

Ready to join us? Check out the trade mission flyer or go ahead and fill out the application for the mission here.


Contact our export advisors for more information: Beth Pomper and David Máthé at


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