• The objectives of the Market Expansion and Export Readiness program is to encourage the agriculture, agri-food and seafood industries to expand their current established market share and foster economic growth through accessing new and emerging markets, building capacity to develop markets and expanding existing markets

An agri-business, agri-food processor, seafood distributor or agriculture industry association that:
• represents identifiable Nova Scotia agriculture and agri-food products
• generates an annual gross income of $30,000 or demonstrates not-for-profit status
• conducts value-added processing of a raw Nova Scotia agriculture product, with a direct partnership & significant economic impact to the primary agricultural industry
• can identify financial ability to complete the project
• a seafood distributor expanding in an international market
• must be export-ready and capable of servicing markets outside of Nova Scotia