What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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December 2017 Issue
GlobalTrade Ranking Reports - The Time is right for Canadian agri-food exports (Farm Credit Canada) - Global agricultural and food trade rankings over the last decade are a barometer of how the world is changing. As a top trader of both agricultural commodities and manufactured food, Canada is poised to push even higher in world trade rankings. Read reports on Agriculture and Manufactured Food.
ChinaFeeding China's Growing Appetite (Export Development Canada)

KazAgro 2017 Mission (Aarij Bashir, AF) - This was Alberta’s second time participating at KazAgro show which is the biggest agriculture fair in Kazakhstan and provides an excellent opportunity to engage with new and existing clients in the market.
United StatesIdentifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives at USDA - The United States Department of Agriculture is requesting ideas and comments on how regulations, guidance document, or any other policy document could be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed in an effort to provide better customer service and remove unintended barriers. You can view the Federal Register request for information titled Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives here.
Comments are requested by July 17, 2018
November 2017 Issue
Turkey - UkraineMission Report: Eurasia Livestock and Machinery Mission to Turkey and Ukraine (Aarij Bashir, AF) - Alberta’s program in Turkey was mainly focused on livestock and included two promotional seminars for Canadian livestock genetics in Izmir and Denizli. Read more.
United StatesU.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report: New Marketplace (Food Marketing Institute) - "The 2017 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report tracks trends among U.S. grocery shoppers and, for the last four decades, we’ve traced where they shop, how they shop and what issues are most important to them."
United StatesA huge sense of uncertainty has ‘soured’ the cage-free egg market, says Urner Barry (Elaine Watson, Food Navigator) - While many of the nation’s biggest food retailers have pledged to use only cage-free eggs by 2025, consumer interest has waned as prices of caged eggs have fallen, creating continued uncertainty in the market, says commodity market researcher Urner Barry.
Market Information
European UnionStrategic market assessment of the European Union (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - While the EU is an important market for commodity exports, it is one of the few markets in the world where Canada can grow exports of value-added products, given its wealth and relatively stable economy.
Export Information
EuropeCETA - Tariff Elimination Schedule and Rules of Origin (Peter Kuperis, AF) - This document provides information on the tariffs and rules of origin that apply to exports of Canadian agrifood products under the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). Please note that this document is for information purposes only, and should not be considered legal advice.
United StatesHoney Market in the United States (Dušan Rnjak, AF) - Canada exported C$50.9 million worth of honey into the US. Alberta’s honey exports were worth C$23.2 million (or 3.84 m/lb.) with most of the product being shipped into Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, California and Michigan. Read more.
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: July 2017 pdf

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