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April 2017 Issue
ChinaA Free Trade Agreement with China would increase canola exports and create jobs (Canola Council of Canada) - Friday’s federal government announcement seeking Canadian’s views on a free trade agreement with China is welcomed by the canola industry. An independent analysis commissioned by the Canola Council says that a free trade agreement with China could create 33,000 additional jobs in Canada from increased exports of canola alone.
United StatesMillennials driving next generation of functional foods, David Anderson, NutraIngredients-usa - The demands on brands and suppliers to fulfil consumer’s desire to eat healthy foods has never been higher with switched-on millennials becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of functional foods through social media.
Global Markets and TrendsNew postings
  • Country Risk Quarterly (John Bitzan, Export Development Canada)
  • Canadian Agricultural Outlook (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • World Economic Outlook (International Monetary Fund)
March 2017 Issue
AustraliaNew Opportunities Identified for Alberta Companies in Australia (Albert Eringfeld, AF) - Eight Alberta companies participated in video conference Export Cafés held in Calgary and Edmonton with the Trade Commissioner Service at the Canadian High Commission in Australia to obtain tailored, product-specific market intelligence as well as information on market access and import protocols for their products.
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.
Mexico Market Opportunity: Mexico
Mexico imports about 43% of its basic food needs. It’s actually the world’s 7th largest importer of food and Canada is Mexico’s second largest supplier of foods.” Interested in this unique export market? Take a look at this short video to learn more!
For Alberta companies interested in export opportunities in Mexico/Latin America, please contact Meghan Horosko, Trade and Relations Officer at Meghan.Horosko@gov.ab.ca.
Market Information
Snapshot of Opportunities in South Korea's Oilseed Sector (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - South Korea was the 3rd largest importer of oilseeds in Asia Pacific in 2015 with a value of US$1.6 billion.
Health and Wellness Series - Healthy Biscuits, Snacks and Snack Bar Trends in the United Kingdom (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - Healthy snacks, snack bars and biscuits are essential features of the British diet. In 2015, the United Kingdom represented the largest market in terms of retail sales for all three of these sectors.
Export Information
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
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Events
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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 March 20, 2017.