Agriculture and agri-food in the Indo-Pacific region


Canada is establishing an Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO) in Manila, Philippines. This new office is a sign of our long-term commitment in the Indo-Pacific, along with the importance we place on building upon Canada’s reputation as a stable and trusted supplier for agriculture, agri-food and seafood products. The office will enhance market access, advance technical cooperation, identify new business opportunities for Canadian exporters to diversify their exports and support investment attraction efforts into Canada.

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Indo-Pacific Strategy was launched on November 27, 2022 to position Canada to seize growing opportunities in the region by intensifying regional engagement and deepening diplomatic, security, economic, and sustainable development partnerships. The IPAAO is a key initiative for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to achieve the objectives of this strategy by expanding trade, investment and supply chain resilience for Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry.

Export to the Indo-Pacific – programs and services

Initiatives in the Indo-Pacific

Trade missions and events

Consumer campaigns

Targeted Canada Brand Campaigns in Japan and Vietnam feature a Canadian Showcase on major e-commerce platforms and are supported by digital marketing and in-person events. The campaigns will increase consumer awareness and demand for Canadian agriculture, agri-food and seafood products.

Trade Commissioners in the Indo-Pacific

Free trade agreements between Canada and Indo-Pacific trading partners

News releases