What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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February 2017 Issue
India/KenyaTremendous Opportunities for Alberta Agriculture Companies in Northern India and Kenya (Etienne van Straaten, AF) - In November 2016, a delegation of three Alberta companies accompanied Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) to the biennial Agro Tech agricultural trade show in Chandigarh, India.
JapanMarket Access Update for Honey to Japan - Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Wellness has approved an Import Tolerance for Tylosin in honey using the Canadian standard, 0.2ppm. Please see page 30 of the attached document. Implementation of this revision is expected to take place within approximately 6 months. Further details will be shared regarding any additional information received.
MexicoMexico on the Brink? (Export Development Canada) - "Canada’s relationship with Mexico has blossomed and grown in recent years as a key player in our move to more integrative trade, and as a result there is a lot of interest here in Mexico’s welfare". Read more.
United StatesCanadian Food Ingredients Mission to Minneapolis (Dušan Rnjak, AF) - Six Alberta companies were part of a recent Canadian mission to Minneapolis to promote and raise awareness of Canadian food ingredients.
Alberta Companies Participate in Private Label Manufacturing Association Trade Show in Rosemont/Chicago, Illinois (Dušan Rnjak, AF) - Alberta’s contingent at the PLMA show included six companies; three exhibitors and three companies who walked the show.
January 2017 Issue
AustraliaConsidering Australia as a market for your food and beverage products? (Albert Eringfeld, AF) - The International Relations and Marketing Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is considering leading a trade mission to Sydney, Australia from September 11-14, 2017.
ChinaAlberta Food Exporters Conduct Business at the Food and Hospitality China Show in Shanghai (Rachel Luo, AF) - Ten food suppliers from Alberta joined over sixty Canadian agri-food exporters at the Food and Hospitality China (FHC) in Shanghai held in November 2016.
EuropeSeven Alberta Companies Participate in Mission to SIAL Paris (Manisha Arora) - “Companies reported that participating in this mission helped them gain a clearer understanding of the UK and French markets with quality market intelligence and trade leads” said Manisha Arora, Trade and Relations Officer, AF.
Market Information
India - Snapshot of Opportunities in India's Pulse Sector (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Export Information
Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits - The FDA also announced the fiscal year 2017 fee rate for accreditation bodies applying to be recognized in the third-party certification program. The fee is effective January 13, 2017 (30 days after the Federal Register Publication Date), and will remain in effect through September 30, 2017.
Exporters' Guide to the United States Market - NOTE: To obtain a full copy of the guide, please contact: Dusan Rnjak, Trade and Relations Officer, Americas and Europe, International Relations and Marketing - Tel: 780-638-3851 - dusan.rnjak@gov.ab.ca
Export Catalogue - Products
Agri-Food Products and Services Export Catalogue profiles the Alberta products available for export. Companies are invited to submit applications for the catalogue by completing an application form and supplying a product photo and company logo.
Download: August 2016 pdf

New or updated listings:
Natural and Organic Barley Products - Progressive Foods
Cold Milled Flaxseed - All Impact Foods Ltd.

If you are exporting or export ready, apply to be listed. Download application form.
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Last Reviewed/Revised on February 22, 2017.