New Exporters Mission to Seattle

  From the January 14, 2019 issue of Agri-News
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 Interested in exporting to the Pacific Northwest? Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) and the Government of British Columbia are looking to develop a two-day educational mission for Alberta and B.C. companies in Seattle on February 25-26, 2019.

This mission would provide an excellent opportunity for Alberta agriculture and 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. Please note, this is not a sales mission.

This two-day program may include:

  • Market overview of the Pacific Northwest area with a focus on Seattle.
  • Information and insight on the process for crossing the U.S. border, including clearing U.S. customs.
  • A presentation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA.) on labelling and regulations pertaining to agri-food products.
  • Perspectives from U.S. food and beverage distributors and U.S. retailers on their expectations and operations in the region.
  • Store visits to specialty, natural and gourmet retailers in Seattle and the surrounding metropolitan area to gain market intelligence.
To be eligible to participate in this mission, Alberta companies:
  • may not have export experience, but are prepared, organized and highly committed to expanding internationally, or
  • have some export experience and are determined to leverage those successes into new export markets.
Companies may be eligible for a grant to help offset travel costs through The Canadian Agricultural Partnership program under Products to Market – Stream B.

The decision to proceed with this initiative is dependent on the level of interest received from companies. If interested, contact Shelly Nguyen, trade and relations officer with AF at 780-422-7103.

Shelly Nguyen

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This information published to the web on January 4, 2019.