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  • 08.01  Trade associations

Trade associations

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Product category: Trade associations

Export services

In order to best guide you during your export development to North America and because we want to save your time, we have developed several services suitable for your needs:

Step by step guidance (logistic and administrative support)

We offer to you our expertise of American and Canadian markets. Our team is dedicated to your success. By phone or email, we strive to quickly answer your questions and to provide you with the tools and information which will help you achieve your goals.

Wine Tasting Tours

Year-round, we meet importers, distributors, agents and important retailers. Our events cover most American States and Canadian provinces. For you, it is a great opportunity to encounter buyers and build durable business partnerships. As an APVSA member, you may participate in more than 50 tastings every year. We help you to target the best buyers to best meet your objectives and means.

Participation in trade shows

In order to increase the visibility of members’ products, we select the most important trade shows in North America and present the wines and spirits they produce.

Connection with our buyers network, market research assistance and commercial follow-up

We provide access to our buyer database in accordance with the areas you are targeting. More than just a simple list of names, it includes our expertise and advice (individual files available on demand for each contact). We know the buyers and are able to guide you in your choice for the best business partner.

Registration to publications and competitions of reference

Americans and Canadians care a lot about awards and scores when buying wines. The APVSA wants to simplify the access to these true “passports” toward a successful export in North America.

The decisions Americans and Canadians make when buying wines are heavily influenced by awards and scores. The APVSA wants to expedite your access to these true “passports” toward successful export in North America. We give you the essential information to participate in the competitions which matter. We can also help with the logistic aspect.

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About us

Company details

Who are we?
The Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America (APVSA) is a non-profit organization specializing in exports to North America.

Since 1999, we have guided and assisted producers who have wished to export their products. Pascal Fernand, our President, travels to wine countries all around the world to taste and select the wines and spirits which have the best potential for success in the Canadian and American markets.

Year-round, we organize tastings covering the whole North American territory. During these events, producers and buyers meet with each other and develop long lasting business relationships. Importers, distributors and agents trust the APVSA because we know the market and only bring to them wines and spirits that we have carefully selected to meet their expectations and needs.

Passion for wine and mankind
We want our business relationships to be constructive and enjoyable.

Our close relationships with the winegrowers as with our buyers network are essential. To preserve the buyers’ confidence, we make sure that the wines and spirits we bring are the best quality and the best value. Helping the producers is a real pleasure for us.

What we bring to the buyers during our tastings is more than a simple product; it is the fruit of men’s and women’s labôur to bring people pleasure.

Our daily contact with vintners and buyers allows us to understand market trends and to stay on course. Being constantly in the field, we are able to evolve with the market and are not afraid to innovate.

Field expertise
For 15 years, we have been working with small to medium wineries and cooperatives which have placed their trust in us.

Our President, Mr. Pascal Fernand, has always spent more time in the field than in the office.
Over time, we have been able to build a solid network made up of reliable buyers. We have come to know their palate and expectations.

Quality and variety
The wines and spirits that we put forward to North American markets have been meticulously selected by Pascal Fernand.

We are currently working with about 300 producers, as such, our portfolio counts more than 2000 wines and spirits ready to be exported to the USA and Canada. The diversity of terroirs and price lines that our members offer allow us to answer different demands in different markets, including specialized or niche markets (organic, biodynamique, kosher, spirits, sparkling, etc.)

Please note: we do not take any commission on the sales of our members’ products.

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