Canada is home to one of the most attractive markets for U.S. manufacturers of nutritional supplements. Currently, 71 percent of Canadian adults report they have used a natural health product, and 38 percent report they use at least one on a daily basis. Additionally, the number of senior Canadians over the age of 65 is projected to grow by 37 percent to approach 7 million by 2020. Increasing demand from senior Canadians combined with growing awareness of the preventative health benefits of many vitamins and dietary supplements will continue to support demand for these products over the coming years.
Since January 1, 2004, all natural health products sold in Canada are subject to the Natural Health Products Regulations. U.S. companies must obtain product licenses for their exported products, annex their manufacturing sites in the Canadian importers’ site licenses and meet specific requirements in order to successfully export to Canada.
Join us for this informative webinar on how to register and license your natural health products in Canada. We are delighted to present Stephanie De Silva, Acting Manager of the Submission Management Division, Bureau of Product Review Assessment of Health Canada. Ms. De Silva will guide you through the process and answer your specific questions.
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Time: 2 – 4 pm EDT
Registration: Register online
- Welcome and overview of the role of the U.S. Commercial Service
- Overview of Canada’s natural health products industry
- Overview of Canada’s Natural Health Products Market – Foreign Agricultural Service
- Question & Answer period
Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, Connie.Irrera@trade.gov, Tel: 514-908-3662