• American Embassy - Office of Agricultural Affairs

    Provides annual guide to exporting to Canada


    Ottawa Office:
    Agricultural Attaché
    E-Mail: agottawa@fas.usda.gov
    Telephone: (1-613) 688-5267

  • Canada Border Service Agency
      1. The Free And Secure Trade Program (FAST)
        Description:  A commercial clearance program designed to ensure safety and security while expediting trade across the Canada-U.S. border. The site includes information about FAST, enrollment centers, eligibility, mandatory documents, fees, and more.
      1. Importer Resources
        Description:  Includes information on how to register a business, import permits, certificates of origin, documents to report a shipment as well as advance rulings for tariff clarification, food, plant and animal inspections and service providers.
      1.  A step by step guide to importing
        Description: Guide created to help small and medium-sized enterprises that import goods into Canada. It provides an overview of the commercial importing process and is intended to complement, existing regulations, acts and references.

  • Canada Revenue Agency

    Tax information for businesses and individuals.


    Phone for Non-resident corporations: 800-561-7761 (Ext. 9144)

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency

    Web page includes links to certification and conformity verification, equivalency arrangements,l abelling and general information, standards, suspended and cancelled organic certifications, and more.


    Telephone: 800-442-2342

  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

    Information on Canadian foreign policy and international trade.


    Telephone: 613-944-4000

  • Industry Canada - Trade Data Online

    Generates customized reports on Canada's and U.S. trade in goods with over 200 countries. Searches can be done either by product or by industry.


    Telephone: 613-954-5031

  • Statistics Canada

    Contains comprehensive International trade statistics (includes Canadian and US trade data at the 6-digit commodity level) as well as classification systems and standards.


    Inquiries line: 1-800-263-1136


How to use this website

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) brings the US organic industry to developing markets around the world. This database is a comprehensive tool for OTA membership interested in participating in or expanding international trade in organic products by providing information to understand international markets for organic products. Select the country you wish to export to and find out whether it has an agreement with the United States, who its certifiers are, and much more.

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