What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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September 2016 Issue
GlobalPrograms prepare Alberta companies for international success (Alberta Government) - A new suite of programs will provide additional support for Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entering new international markets.
EuropeGermany: Europe’s Hot-Spot? (Peter G. Hall, Export Development Canada) - "Germany’s growth is coming from a blend of strong household consumption and robust net exports, which have doubtless benefited from the lower Euro." Read more.
United StatesAlberta Companies Participate in Mission to IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Expo in Chicago (Dušan Rnjak) - Seven Alberta food ingredient companies and associations participated in the mission to the IFT Expo. Read more.
Recent Developments on GM labeling in the United States - On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labelling bill, officially known as the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (S. 764). The bill was previously passed by the United States (U.S.) Congress on July 14, 2016. The law requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop, within two years, regulations in order to clearly define and enforce the requirements outlined in the bill.
August 2016 Issue
EurasiaCanada Eurasia Agribusiness Forum A Success (Alyssa Maerz, AF) - Seventy-five domestic and international delegates attended the Canada Eurasia Agribusiness Forum in Regina on June 13-14.
EurasiaHighlights of Global Pulse Conference and Caspian Agro Mission (Grant Winton, AF) - "The main goal in Azerbaijan was quickly accomplished with a verbal agreement to allow access for Canadian live delivered during a meeting with the Chief Veterinary Officer, followed by written certificates which were received within a week."
Market Information
Global Markets and Trends - updated
  • Rabobank Global Pork Quarterly Q3: China ruling the Global Pork Market
  • OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025
Export Information
FDA Provides Information to Assist Industry with New Nutrition Facts Label - Market Access Secretary) - On August 3, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Nutrition Facts label "Industry Resources" web page to help businesses comply with the requirements of the final rule.
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

If you are exporting or export ready, apply to be listed. Download application form.

New listings:
From the Earth Naturally - Natural Health Supplement
Paradis Honey - Pure Raw White Canadian Honey
Wolfe’s Natural Bee Products - Pure Canadian Honey and Honeycomb
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