What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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February 2017 Issue
AustraliaConsidering Australia as a market for your food and beverage products? (Albert Eringfeld, AF) - The International Relations and Marketing Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is considering leading a trade mission to Sydney, Australia from September 11-14, 2017.
KoreaSeoul Food, South Korea (May 16-19, 2017) - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is in the early planning stages for a mission to the Seoul Food Show. Seoul Food has become the fourth largest food industry exhibition in Asia and an important entryway to the Korean market for value-added food and beverage suppliers. Contact Katie.Meredith@gov.ab.ca to indicate your early interest and receive full details once available.
January 2017 Issue
ChinaAlberta Food Exporters Conduct Business at the Food and Hospitality China Show in Shanghai (Rachel Luo, AF) - Ten food suppliers from Alberta joined over sixty Canadian agri-food exporters at the Food and Hospitality China (FHC) in Shanghai held in November 2016.
China-JapanTrade mission expands Asia market for Alberta business - Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous and more than 86 Alberta businesses and organizations met with hundreds of potential Asian investors, buyers and government leaders during a 12-day trade mission to Japan and China.
EuropeSave the dates for the CETA seminar on February 1 and 2 - The Government of Alberta, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada, Business Development Bank of Canada and Calgary Economic Development, invites you to a business forum focusing on opportunities arising from the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). With the CETA expected to enter into force in 2017, experts will provide timely and practical advice on how your company can capitalize on CETA-related business opportunities in the EU.
EuropeSeven Alberta Companies Participate in Mission to SIAL Paris (Manisha Arora) - “Companies reported that participating in this mission helped them gain a clearer understanding of the UK and French markets with quality market intelligence and trade leads” said Manisha Arora, Trade and Relations Officer, AF.
Japan This Japanese video about Edmonton beekeeping is … the most Edmonton thing you can … bee (Edmonton Journal) - Alberta honey producers have been featured on the Japanese television program BeeWorld. The segments featuring Nixon Honey, Good Morning Honey, Honey Bunny, and the Shaw Conference Centre are available on the Yamada Bee Farm website.
United StatesTrump Wins: Impact on Canada (Export Development Canada) - For all its rancor, one thing that both candidates agreed on was singling out international trade, and how it’s structured today, as a key enemy. That’s very bad news for America’s trading partners – and since we’re their biggest one, we may well be the most at risk. What does the victory of Trump and the Republicans mean for Canada? Read the full article.
Market Information
India - Snapshot of Opportunities in India's Pulse Sector (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Japan Agriculture Highlights (Katie Meredith, AF)
United States Agriculture Highlights (Paola Zaragoza, AF)
Export Information
Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits - The FDA also announced the fiscal year 2017 fee rate for accreditation bodies applying to be recognized in the third-party certification program. The fee is effective January 13, 2017 (30 days after the Federal Register Publication Date), and will remain in effect through September 30, 2017.
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
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:
All 4 Water (new contact) - water
Greidanus Honey Mill - honey

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