OMAFRA’s PROFIT (Program to Raise Ontario Food International Trade), is designed to provide a working knowledge of exporting food and beverage products to the USA. For 2020, PROFIT will be offered in virtual format at no cost. This highly successful ‘how to export’ program will be offered in eight, 90-minute sessions during the month of September 2020.
Any Ontario-based manufacturer or seller of Ontario-made food, beverage or agriculture products are welcome to register and attend the eight session webinars.
Topics will include:
- Preparing to Export and the Importance of an Export Plan
- Market Research
- Food Safety
- Nutritional Testing and Labeling
- Logistics and Transportation
- Financial Risk Management
- US Tax Laws
- Government Funding Programs
- Working with US Customs Brokers, FDA and USDA
- Selling into the US
- Exporting to International Markets
- Experienced Exporter Panel
The course will be offered as a linked set of eight virtual meetings, starting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 and concluding on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Each session will be 90 minutes long (9:30 am EDT – 11:00 am EDT), including a presentation and discussion component.
The anticipated 15+ industry speakers, including US government agencies, will provide practical industry insights to aid you in accessing the US food and beverage markets.
For over 30 years, PROFIT has been an important step in the export success of
hundreds of Ontario manufacturers. Some graduates have returned several times to update their skills and contacts. PROFIT is vital for food manufacturers seeking to expand their markets into the US.
To register for PROFIT please fill out this registration form: https://survey.clicktools.com/app/survey/go.jsp?iv=31j1y45fwu485