United States

The United States is British Columbia’s largest trading partner. We also had significant sales in film and media production, technology transfer and financial services.
Our long history, close proximity to the United States and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) make it possible for British Columbia companies to compete successfully in the U.S. market. Businesses in all regions of the province and almost all sectors will find opportunities to export to the United States.

Key Sector Opportunities for Exporters

Green Technology and Clean Economy

The United States has significant interest in clean technology, an area where British Columbia’s green economy companies have a strong reputation. As a result, companies here have significant growth opportunities in renewable energy, wastewater management, clean transportation and green building, among others.

Learn more about export opportunities for our clean technology sector.


Digital Media

The United States is a global leader in the production and consumption of digital media. Direct access to the U.S. market is a major advantage for our digital media industry.

Learn more about export opportunities for our digital media sector.



The United States market is well established and is British Columbia’s top market for agrifood products. A new generation of innovative British Columbia producers is focusing on producing high-quality value-added agrifoods, actively exploring niche markets in the United States and building on our strong reputation for quality agrifood products. 

Learn more about export opportunities for our agrifoods sector.


Trade Agreements

Read about eliminating barriers to trade for information on trade agreements with the United States:

Eliminating Barriers to Trade.