What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

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November 2016 Issue
ChinaMinister MacAulay Announces Trade Mission to China (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - Minister MacAulay will be joined by a group of industry representatives from the Canadian Agricultural, Agri-food and Fish and Seafood sectors to work with Chinese officials and businesses to promote Canadian food products in key Chinese markets and strengthen relationships between the two countries.

Canada Pork International announces the opening of its office in Shanghai, China (Canada Pork International) - CPI is also pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Li as Director of Marketing for the Shanghai office. Li brings extensive experience with the local food industry to his new position.
China - IndiaChina or India: Who'll be bigger for Canadian exports? (Farm Credit Canada) - China and India, with a combined one-third of the world’s population, are two big reasons world demand is growing. Canada is negotiating trade agreements with both.
JapanFoodex Japan (March 7-10, 2017) - Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is planning a mission to the Foodex Japan Show, with both exhibiting and walking program options. Foodex is Asia’s largest food and beverage tradeshow and an important entryway to the Japan 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.
MexicoCanada gains expanded access to Mexico for beef (Government of Canada) - Canadian industry has projected that the value of this expanded access for beef to Mexico will result in incremental sales valued at $10 million annually and that total annual sales of beef to Mexico could eventually exceed $200 million.
Mexico: Steady Through Uncertainty (Export Development Canada) - Mexico is facing key challenges that are threats to future investment. Like Canadians, they are nervously watching elections to the north of them. But the significant structural changes that the economy has made over the last few years form an investment bedrock that, provided stability is maintained, bodes well for the economy’s near-term future.
United StatesIf You’re Not Winning in Pet, You’re Losing (Supermarket News) - American consumers spent a record $60.28 billion dollars on their four-legged friends last year, and sales are projected to climb to nearly $63 billion in 2016.
October 2016 Issue
IndiaAlberta Agriculture Industry Participates in Trade Mission to India (Etienne van Straaten, AF) - In August 2016, an Alberta delegation of three companies from the pulse, soil enrichment and agricultural equipment manufacturing sectors participated in a mission to India.
OtherAlberta Companies Attend Halal Information Seminars (Julie Price, AF) - Organizers for the event brought in keynote speaker Salima Jivraj based in Toronto. A pioneer in Halal food awareness and education awareness in Canada, Salima is a food marketer and Halal industry expert.
Market Information
South Korea Highlights (Albert Eringfeld, AF)

Market Overview - Brazil (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
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
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 listings:
Solis Foods - Tortilla Manufacturer

If you are exporting or export ready, apply to be listed. Download application form.
New exporter video: The Little Potato Company
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