What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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August 2018 Issue
JapanSupermarket Trade Show - February 13-15, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
The Supermarket Trade Show, coordinated by the New Supermarket Association of Japan (NSAJ), is a key opportunity for exporters targeting the Japanese retail, wholesale, ready meal and foodservice industry. This is an important tradeshow for companies whose products are already present in Japan, and who are looking to expand their reach in the market. The Embassy of Canada to Tokyo is a sub-member of the NSAJ, and can facilitate advance access to apply for the show for Canadian companies wishing to purchase their own booth space. There may also be opportunities to showcase Alberta products already present in the Japanese market via an information booth, without company travel to Japan.
For additional details, please contact Katie.Meredith@gov.ab.ca.
South KoreaK-Pet Mission to South Korea - November 22-25, 2018
Seoul, South Korea
In collaboration with provincial partners, the Embassy of Canada to Seoul is coordinating a trade mission to the K-Pet trade show in South Korea. The mission will include an online pet product promotion; market briefing and 1:1 business-to-business session; as well as exhibition in the 3-day K-Pet Fair 2018. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018; the Embassy will be collecting a $300 participation fee per company.
Application form
For additional information or to express your interest, please contact Katie.Meredith@gov.ab.ca.
July 2018 Issue
HalalMarketing Halal Beef Products (Grant Winton, AF) - The halal market offers great potential, says Winton. “I hesitate to put dollar figures on it, but the easiest way to look at it is how entire countries would open up to our meat products. Take Indonesia, for example. It is the world’s fourth largest county by population, and it is one that is not presently purchasing large quantities of Alberta beef products. Indonesia’s population is predominantly Muslim, and it would look for halal foods.”
SIAL CanadaAlberta Companies Participate in SIAL Canada Montreal (Shelly Nguyen, AF) - Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan secured booth space at SIAL Canada’s May 2018 show in Montreal to create a Western Canadian Pavilion that showcased 19 companies including six from Alberta.
South KoreaAlberta products showcased at the Seoul Food Show (Katie Meredith, AF) - Five Alberta agri-food exporters were showcased in Korea during the Seoul Food Show trade mission, held April 30 to May 4, 2018.
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Program InformationTwo programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership launched:
  1. Products to Markets: The purpose of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Products to Markets Program is to support growth of Alberta’s agricultural industries by supporting the development of New Products and/or Processes, commercialization of products in New Markets, and expansion into local, domestic and international markets.
  2. Value-Added Products to Markets: The purpose of the Program is to support growth of Alberta’s value-added Food Processors and Bio-Industrial Processors.
Market Information
BrazilRetail Foods (USDA) - Brazil has finally overcome the worst recession in its history. In 2017, the retail sector responded positively, expanding 0.8 percent. In the same year, despite the uncertain climate and exchange rate oscillation, imports of consumer-oriented products to Brazil increased 1.6 percent compared to 2016.
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United KingdomRetail Foods Report (USDA) - The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the third largest economy in Europe, after Germany and France.

Events Calendar
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Netherlands as Gateway to the European Union (EU):
“Opportunities for Alberta food and beverage companies”
Aug 9 - 10am-12pm
Getting your Products to International Markets: Trade and Logistics Workshop
Sep 26 1-2 pm

Canada Food Expo Japan and Korea
Oct 1-9
Apply by Aug 3
Application form

Netherlands and SIAL Paris Mission
Oct 15-26
Apply by Sep 14
Application form

Livestock Industry Mission
Guadalajara, Mexico
Oct 23-26
Draft program
Apply by Aug 1
Application form

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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: April 2018

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