On the schedule: Michigan trade mission to Canada

Another thing we're looking forward to: Michigan's upcoming trade mission to Canada! The mission takes place May 10 to 17, with stops in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. We'll be joining seven Michigan companies from various sectors (including health, communications, and trade brokerage) as they meet with new business partners in the Canadian market. More info … Continue reading On the schedule: Michigan trade mission to Canada

Canada’s trademark law changes coming June 17: what you need to know

Canada's trademark laws are changing this summer, and companies will need to be vigilant. The pending changes include: A first-to-file requirement for trademark registration, meaning that companies will not have first use a trademark before filing, Altering the definition to include descriptors such as 3D shape, scent, taste, texture, and positioning, among others, and A … Continue reading Canada’s trademark law changes coming June 17: what you need to know

A brief on Canada’s dairy sector.

A look at potential market growth opportunities in Canada's dairy sector. The Canadian Dairy Information Centre states that Canada's dairy market currently ranks as the second strongest market within the Canadian agriculture sector. As per recent reports from The Globe and Mail, the market is very much an 'inelastic commodity' which has allowed its farmers … Continue reading A brief on Canada’s dairy sector.

Who’s joining us on the Wisconsin Trade Venture to Canada?

It's Monday, March 25 - the first full day of the Wisconsin Trade Venture to Canada. There are a number of Wisconsin companies travelling with us to Toronto and Montreal. Who are they, you ask? Well, we'll tell you - just read on... Arrowhead Systems Inc. - Based in Randolph, WI, Arrowhead Systems has more than … Continue reading Who’s joining us on the Wisconsin Trade Venture to Canada?

Bean to bar: the chocolate industry in Canada

The bean to bar trend has spurred specific equipment needs for the Canadian market. According to Agricultural and Agri-Foods Canada’s 2012 report, the chocolate confectionery industry had shrunk in terms of employee numbers, but sales, export, and import volumes were steadily increasing. (The closure of Hershey's Smith Falls, Ontario factory in 2009 was a key … Continue reading Bean to bar: the chocolate industry in Canada