Buying Bulk Maple Syrup in Québec
If you are a food industry entrepreneur wishing to acquire maple syrup in large quantities for packaging, processing, export, food services, etc, we have three options for you:
You can buy maple syrup from the Québec Maple Syrup Producers (QMSP) Strategic Reserve. It comes readily inspected and graded in 205-litre barrels. Transport is your responsibility.
For terms and conditions of the purchase of maple syrup from the QMSP inventory, please refer to the current sales communiqué.
Authorized buyers may offer delivery while the Reserve does not. The syrup comes by the barrel. Sales transactions must abide by the current sales communiqué.
Authorized buyers are your point of reference for maple product export needs.
The list of authorized buyers can be found here.
You can buy maple syrup directly from a Québec maple producer. Purchases must be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the current Maple Syrup Marketing Agreement. Purchased barrels must be declared and promptly inspected and graded by QMSP’s official agent, ACER Division Inspection.
Authorized buyers secure their own supplies of maple syrup from one or more producers. This process does not involve QMSP.
Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Bulk Maple Products
Authorized buyers of bulk maple products are represented by the Conseil de l’industrie de l’érable (CIE). QMSP—representing maple producers—and CIE negotiate the terms of how Québec maple products in bulk are bought and sold (including prices and payment), graded, stored, etc. in a marketing agreement.
For more information, contact:
Sale and Purchase Department
1-855-679-7021, option 4
Become an Authorized Buyer