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Regulations

Did you know that in Quebec a maple producer can sell directly to consumers its maple syrup in small containers without having a production quota?

Production Overview

Quebec is home to 11,300 maple syrup producers who operate in 7,400 businesses with quotas. They are proud to produce Quebec’s “liquid gold” and to contribute some $800 million annually to Canada’s economy.

Financial assistance for the diagnosis of compliance with the California agreement

March 01, 2019

MAPAQ sets up diagnostic assistance program for maple syrup producers Following requests from the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, an initiative was set up by the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheri...

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Official launch of the 2019 maple syrup season

February 20, 2019

An opportunity to recognize Quebec’s maple syrup producers  for their economic contribution  At the Bois-de-Coulonge sugar bush in the heart of Québec City, Samuel Poulin, Member for Beauce-Su...

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Semi-annual meeting

October 26, 2018

November 8, 2018 All maple producers holding a quota are invited to the first semi-annual meeting of the Federation and the Joint plan. This meeting will be devoted to the study of resolutions. One ...

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Production

Maple syrup is only produced in North America and mainly in Quebec. Maple syrup producers in Quebec have developed unique know-how and technology allowing them to improve production conditions and improve the quality of their maple syrup.

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Quality

Quebec is the only place in the world where maple syrup delivered in barrels is systematically inspected by an independent company. Every year, quality inspectors check, inspect, and grade over 250,000 barrels of maple syrup.

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Marketing

Since 1989, the Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has managed a Joint Plan regulating the production and marketing of maple syrup in Quebec.

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Quebec produces 72%
of the world’s maple syrup.

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Quebec produced 118 million pounds
of maple syrup in 2018.

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Quebec’s maple syrup industry contributes
$800 million annually to Canada’s GDP.

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