What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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July 2016 Issue
KoreaIMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXPORTERS TO SOUTH KOREA: New Mandatory Pre-registration of Foreign Food Facilities and Livestock Establishments (Katie Meredith, AF) - that all foreign manufacturers must register under the Special Act on Imported Food. Foreign manufacturers are defined as facilities where imported food is manufactured, processed, packaged and stored. There is a grace period to August 4.
Japan/KoreaInvitation to Health Ingredients Japan and Korea (October 2-8) - Alberta companies are invited to participate in an outgoing mission anchored around the Health Ingredients Japan tradeshow (HI Japan). The mission will include visits to Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan to provide companies with an opportunity to engage in targeted market development through business-to-business meetings and participation at the show.
TurkeyCanada Gains New Access to the Turkish Market for Canadian Cattle (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - The Canadian cattle industry estimates that gaining this access, which opens immediately, will be worth $4.5 million per year, offering the potential of being a top export market for Canadian breeding cattle.
United StatesTrends in Certified Food Label Claims (PreparedFoods.com) - Fast growing non-GMO, organic, and fair trade trends create big opportunities
June 2016 Issue
IndiaAAHAR Trade Show in Delhi, India - a Great Success for Alberta Businesses (Grant Winton, AF) - “India presents a great opportunity for Alberta agri-food exporters with a middle class that is growing by about 15 million people every year,” says Grant Winton.
JapanAlberta Japan Office assists with Whisky Launch (Mary Beth Takao, Agriculture Commercial Officer in the Alberta Japan Office) - Calgary-based Alberta Distillers launched Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky and Alberta Premium for the first time in Japan. Alberta Distillers Ltd., is the largest producer of 100% rye whisky in North America.
KoreaAlberta agriculture industry makes in-roads at the Seoul Food Show (Katie Meredith, AF) - A delegation, including companies supplying beef, processed meats, grains, honey, and other value-added food products, attended the show to meet potential distributors and end users of their products and gather market intelligence on the potential for their products in the Korean market.
Southeast AsiaAlberta Grain Companies Participate in Mission to Southeast Asia (Rachel Luo, AF) - In March, a delegation of six representatives from four Alberta grain suppliers, exporters and their agent participated in a grain trade mission to the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.
United StatesAlberta Companies Participate in BIO World Congress in San Diego, California - April 17-20, 2016 (Dušan Rnjak, AF) - "The congress attracted some of the world's biggest players in the energy, food, automotive and petrochemical industries who were looking for feedstocks and products derived from bio-based materials,” says Dušan Rnjak, AF.
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.
Apply to be listed - If you are exporting or export ready. Download application form.

New listings:
All Season Mushrooms - Certified Organic Mushrooms
Paradis Honey - Pure Raw White Canadian Honey
CanCrop Marketing Ltd. - Clean Bagged Food Grains
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Last Reviewed/Revised on June 27, 2016.