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June 2018 Issue
Export Readiness4 signs your company should consider selling internationally (Export Development Canada) - "The ideal time to look at international opportunities is when you are riding high on the wave of strong local business." Alberta companies can contact one of our market experts.
ItalyAction needed to reopen Italy to Canadian durum: Cereals Canada (realagriculture.com) - "Durum wheat shipments from Canada to Italy have been halted since October, shortly after the Italian government announced it was moving ahead with country-of-origin labeling requirements on pasta." Read more.
Japan/KoreaCanada Food Expo – Japan (Tokyo, Osaka) and South Korea (Seoul) - October 1-8, 2018
Agriculture and Forestry is currently in the proposal stages for a Canada Food Expo showcase mission to Japan and South Korea. This mission will provide suppliers of innovative, value-added products an opportunity to engage with pre-screened buyers in a tabletop format, as well as conduct market intelligence gathering in each country. Please contact Katie.Meredith@gov.ab.ca to indicate your interest and receive full details once available.
United StatesSoup-to-Nuts Podcast: What is behind the overnight explosion of puffs? (FoodNavigator-usa.com) - Once considered simply a children’s snack that parents would sneak when no one was looking, puffs suddenly are everywhere – and for everyone – thanks to their better-for-you profile, new sophisticated flavors, increasingly diverse bases and playful shapes that encourage sharing.
Alberta's Left Field Foods launched puffed potato snacks at Expo West.
USDA proposed rule on GMO labeling raises more questions than answers (Elaine Watson, FoodNavigator-usa.com) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a long-awaited proposed rule to establish GMO labeling standards (the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard), but still leaves most of the key questions – including how to interpret its definition of ‘bioengineered’ – unanswered.
May 2018 Issue
Export Readiness4 signs your company should consider selling internationally (Export Development Canada) - "The ideal time to look at international opportunities is when you are riding high on the wave of strong local business." Alberta companies can contact one of our market experts.
Middle EastHalal beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say market experts (Alberta Farm Express) - The market for beef and food products produced in compliance with Islamic law is big and getting bigger.
United StatesPresentation: Exporting Alcoholic Beverages to the US (The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service) - profiles the opportunities for Alberta’s small brewers and distillers in the US marketplace.
Market Information
JapanJapan-Alberta Agriculture Highlights (Katie Meredith, AF) - Japan is a key overseas economic partner for Alberta. In 2017, Japan was Alberta's third largest market for agri-food products, behind only the United States and China. Read more.
South KoreaSouth Korea-Alberta Agriculture Highlights (Katie Meredith, AF) - South Korea imports over 70% of its food consumption requirements, relying on imports to feed its population of 51 million people. Read more.
MexicoReport About Machinery, Equipment and Technologies for Agriculture In Mexico – This study provides an overview of the Mexican market for agriculture machinery, equipment and technologies, including Mexico’s imports, distribution channels, government supports, main suppliers in the market (including a list of importers and distributors) as well as trends and opportunities in the sector. Preview the executive summary of the report. For a full copy, Albertans may contact: Meghan.Horosko@gov.ab.ca
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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.
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