Build your global presence by joining WEDC on a trip to Toronto and Winnipeg. The U.S. and Canada enjoy the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship, trading more than $2 billion in goods and services daily. Canada is a highly receptive, open and transparent market for U.S. products and services, with Canadians spending more than 60 percent of their disposable income on U.S.-made goods and services. In 2016, Wisconsin exports to Canada surpassed total Wisconsin exports to Mexico, China, Japan and the UK combined.
Due to its geographic proximity and cultural similarity to the U.S., as well as the already high level of cross-border trade, Canada is a strong opportunity market for Wisconsin companies across all sectors. Canada is the largest export market for U.S.-produced goods ($320 billion in 2016) and for goods produced in Wisconsin ($6.6 billion in 2016). With the renegotiation of The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in full swing, trade between the U.S. and Canada goes on. NAFTA along with similar business practices and a common language further ease trade between the U.S. and Canada.