With only a few weeks of 2018 left, it's time to start planning for the new year. We're once again joining a delegation from Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Trade Venture to Canada, running March 24 to 29 with visits to Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. You can learn more about the venture here. In the … Continue reading What we’re looking forward to in 2019: the Wisconsin Trade Venture
An awareness of Canadian food and beverage trends - and changing consumer preferences - can help food processors and manufacturers better target their marketing and sales in Canada. According to Restaurants Canada, total food service sales in the country are projected to reach $88.7 billion in 2018, with millennials driving that growth. The hottest trends … Continue reading The hottest food and beverage trends in Canada.
CPTPP, CETA, USMCA... so many acronyms. What do they mean? Well, for Canada, they mean an increasing global trade network, thanks to new deals with new foreign partners. And today, we're going to help you learn what the acronyms mean. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) The USMCA is the new name for the renegotiated North … Continue reading More info about Canada’s new trade agreements
As we've mentioned in previous posts, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) come into effect on January 15, 2019. Now is the time for food manufacturers and importers/exporters to prepare to be compliant by that deadline. Last week, we watched Livingston's in-depth webinar about the SFCR and what the food sector needs to know … Continue reading Some answers to your questions about the Safe Food for Canadians Act.
It's quite the start to the work week. After 13 months of (often heated) negotiations, we woke Monday morning to news that a tentative new trade agreement had been reached between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - as it would be called - contains some updated items, and some of … Continue reading A look at the USMCA.