What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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Market News
October 2016 Issue
IndonesiaIndonesia: A Key ‘Next’ Market (Peter G. Hall, Export Development Canada) - "Global and regional woes notwithstanding, Indonesia is already moving from a ‘next’ to a ‘now’ economy. Canada has a foothold, and future activity is looking bright.." Read more.
United StatesHow Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America (Bloomberg) - Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, which certifies halal food and promotes education on the topic.

These tips for working with Americans will make your interactions more effective (Trade Ready) - Canadian-American trade is the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. I’ve written these tips with Canadian businesses in mind.
September 2016 Issue
ChinaCanola Council of Canada Applauds Recent Steps Towards Settling Trade Dispute with China (Canola Council) - China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have announced that Canadian canola can continue to be exported to China under the current regulatory regime while officials work to finalize a long-term solution to blackleg concerns in the days and weeks ahead.
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.

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 exporter video: The Little Potato Company

New listings:
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