Tag Archives | Exports and Imports

Let’s talk exports

Export Development Canada is hosting its Annual Cross-Canada tour, “Let’s Talk Exports,” April 24- June 3. Let’s Talk Exports is an opportunity for you to receive the latest information on the global economy and its impact on your business. Join Peter Hall, EDC’s Vice-President and Chief Economist, who will speak on what Canadian companies can [...]

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OTA unveils new online resources for global organic trade

OTA will launch online resources essential to the global organic import and export community and host foreign buyer meetings at Natural Products Expo West.  OTA will introduce its online U.S. Export Directory, which gives qualified global buyers direct access to U.S. organic producers. Global buyers can find U.S. producers’ profiles, products and contact information in [...]

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Networking at Anaheim Expo West

COTA, Export Development Canada and Ontario Food Exports will host a special networking event and international buyers’ meeting at Natural Products Expo West. The event is designed for Canadian companies to develop the tools for successful entry into essential export markets, and will feature targeted, one-on-one meetings with buyers. Registration for this event is now [...]

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Another step towards equivalence with Japan

COTA is working with the Canada Organic Office on what is hoped will be the final round of questions from Japan in negotiations towards Canada-Japan organic equivalence. COTA will keep members informed of progress on this important file. If you have specific questions, contact Stephanie Wells. Please note COTA and participating members will have a [...]

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Global organic statistics released at BioFach

The global market for organic products reached almost 64 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, with 44 percent of sales occurring in the United States, according to statistics in the 2014 edition of The World of Organic Agriculture released at BioFach in Nuremberg this month. The latest edition compiled by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture [...]

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Last chance to sign-up for Expo West International Buyers’ Mission

This year promises great opportunities as 18 foreign buyers from the Canada, China, Costa Rica, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam have signed up to participate in OTA’s International Buyers’ Mission at Natural Products Expo West. See the company profiles for each buyer [...]

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U.S. Organic Export Promotion program at BioFach

OTA’s Organic Export Promotion team will be present at BioFach 2014 to be held Feb. 12-15 in Nuremberg, Germany, with a booth (Booth 611, U.S. Pavilion, Hall 2/2). On Feb. 11, OTA and COTA will hold a reception open to all North American exhibitors. Also, COTA Executive Director Matthew Holmes will take part in a [...]

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Expo West Breakfast & Buyer meetings

Canadian companies are invited to join COTA and Export Development Canada on Thursday, March 6, for a networking breakfast in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food.  Industry experts will provide tips on how to successfully enter the American market. One-on-one meetings with buyers will follow the breakfast. For more information or to subscribe [...]

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OTA issues report on Japan’s market for organic

Timed to coincide with the launch of the U.S.-Japan Organic Equivalency Agreement this month, OTA’s Global Organic Trade Guide has issued its first comprehensive report on the organic market in Japan. Designed as a resource for U.S. exporters, the report is available free online. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service, [...]

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Organic trade is now open with Japan

The U.S.-Japan organic equivalency agreement became effective Jan. 1. As a result, organic products certified in the United States or Japan may be sold as organic in either market. USDA has available a question and answer document to help explain more about exporting organic products from and importing organic products to the United States. For [...]

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