What's New in Agriculture and Food Exports

 
 
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January 2018 Issue
ChinaBone-in Beef Exports to China - Canadian Food Inspection (CFIA) has updated export requirement for China as bone-in beef may now be exported to China from Canada. Visit CFIA link.
December 2017 Issue
GlobalTrade Ranking Reports - The Time is right for Canadian agri-food exports (Farm Credit Canada) - Global agricultural and food trade rankings over the last decade are a barometer of how the world is changing. As a top trader of both agricultural commodities and manufactured food, Canada is poised to push even higher in world trade rankings. Read reports on Agriculture and Manufactured Food.
Kazakhstan and UzbekistanKazAgro 2017 Mission (Aarij Bashir, AF) - This was Alberta’s second time participating at KazAgro show which is the biggest agriculture fair in Kazakhstan and provides an excellent opportunity to engage with new and existing clients in the market.
Saudi Arabia and JordanExporters from Alberta’s forage industry participate in a mission to Saudi Arabia and Jordan (Etienne van Straaten, AF) - “With forage and cereal crop production in the region being phased out due to water scarcity, demand for feed is expected to increase and Alberta is well-positioned to supply forages into this market," says van Straaten. Read more.
United StatesAlberta Companies Participate in Mission to SupplySide West Expo in the United States (Dusan Rnjak, AF) - “This mission was a great way to promote Alberta as a major supplier of reliable agricultural food ingredients, commodities and dietary supplements,” says Dusan Rnjak, Trade Relations Officer with Agriculture and Forestry. Read more.
Canadian Agricultural PartnershipCanadian Agricultural Partnership: Setting the foundation for our farmers and food processors (Government of Canada) - "Under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, our Government is committing to targeted investments with a focus on the following priorities: growing trade and expanding markets; innovative and sustainable growth of the sector; and, supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector."
Read about the priorities.
Market Information
European UnionStrategic market assessment of the European Union (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) - While the EU is an important market for commodity exports, it is one of the few markets in the world where Canada can grow exports of value-added products, given its wealth and relatively stable economy.
Export Information
United StatesCompliance Date Guide - In October the FDA released a new guide to help farmers and food manufacturers determine when they need to comply with provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). On the same page, the agency also released a visual breakdown of key FSMA dates between 2015 and 2024. Of particular interest for the majority of Canadian exporters are the compliance dates for U.S. importers under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program for Food Importers (FSVP). If applicable, we encourage Canadian exporters to identify the upcoming compliance date and to contact their U.S. importer ahead of time to ensure they are ready for these new requirements.
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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.
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Download: July 2017 pdf

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This information published to the web on July 18, 2007.
Last Reviewed/Revised on December 7, 2017.