Minister Ritz Leads Delegation to U.S. to Highlight Canadian Position on COOL

November 20, 2013

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz led a Canadian delegation of provincial agriculture ministers and industry representatives to the annual North American Meat Association (NAMA) Outlook Conference in Chicago, IL, where he reinforced Canada’s position on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL).

Notice to Exporters No. 184 - Peanut Butter for Export to the U.S.

November 20, 2013

The Peanut Butter Notice to Exporters (No. 184) inviting applicants to submit an application for a share of the peanut butter export quota to the United States for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2014, is now available on the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada website at:

Quebec Invests $82 Million to Boost Exports

November 12, 2013

Quebec will spend $82 million by 2017 to help companies export their products to the rest of Canada, the U.S. and the world, International Relations Minister Jean-François Lisée said Monday...

Under the five-year plan, $60 million will be managed through the government’s Export Quebec agency to help 2,500 established companies a year, and develop 1,000 new ones.

Canadian Exports to Gain 5.3 Per Cent

November 12, 2013

Canada’s exports of goods and services are poised for a 5.3-per-cent gain in 2014, paced by a cheaper dollar and higher shipments of lumber, aircraft and machinery, according to a new Export Development Canada survey.

However, the federal export lender is downgrading its expectations for this year in a semi-annual export forecast being released Tuesday.

2013 Canadian Business Women in International Trade Newsletter

November 11, 2013

The 2013 Canadian Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) newsletter is now available at http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/eng/businesswomen/document.jsp?did=145482.