Considering Seattle or the U.S. Pacific Northwest for Food and Beverage Products?

  From the November 13, 2017 Issue of Agri-News
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 Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF), along with the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle and the British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, is developing a two-day educational mission for Alberta and BC food companies to learn more about opportunities in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, to take place on January 29-30, 2018.

“This initiative provides an excellent opportunity for Alberta agri-food companies with little to no previous international trade experience to be introduced to exporting and to explore the potential of the Pacific Northwest market firsthand,” says Shelly Nguyen, international initiatives officer, AF. Nguyen notes this is not a targeted selling mission.

Seattle was chosen for this initiative for a number of reasons, says Nguyen. “In 2016, Seattle had the fastest one-year growth rate of any major US city; its proximity to Alberta, easing logistics and transportation of exports; and, its relatively small retail chains, making the market manageable and ideal for new exporters.

“Participating Alberta companies should either have no export experience, but be prepared, organized and highly committed to expanding internationally, or have some export experience and be determined to leverage that success into new export markets.”

To apply, complete and return the application form by December 8, 2017, to Shelly Nguyen.

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