OMAFRA’s Program to Raise Ontario Food International Trade (PROFIT) workshop provides Ontario agri-food producers and processors with the main exporting touchpoints required for food and beverage products to the United States.
For more than 30 years, the PROFIT workshop has grown the success of hundreds of Ontario agri-food businesses by enhancing their market knowledge to export to the U.S.
Following the successful shift from an in-person event to a virtual platform in 2020, the PROFIT seminar will be offered online again this year. The PROFIT seminar series is comprised of nine (TBC) twice-weekly sessions during July and August. It is free for participants to attend, and is being offered to anyone in the agri-food industry that is interested in learning more about exporting food and beverage products to the U.S.
Topics covered 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
Each session will last 90 minutes (9:30 am EDT – 11:00 am EDT) consisting of presentations and discussions covering the elements needed to export food products. Reference materials will be provided prior to the seminars, with a certificate of completion given to those who participate in at least eight modules.