Export Catalogue Provides Access to B.C. Food Producers

Export Catalogue Provides Access to B.C. Food Producers

September 14, 2016 Posted by Amrinder Sandhar

International buyers eager to source some of British Columbia’s world-renowned food products can now access almost 100 producers through the Export Ready Business Catalogue.

The catalogue features B.C. producers of fruits and vegetables, seafood, meat, packaged food, natural health products and beverage makers, all of them ready to sell to international clients. Each profile includes an introduction to the company or association and their products, their current export markets, and markets they are interested in expanding to. The guide represents B.C.’s diverse agrifood and seafood sector, and includes everything from sea urchins to cereals, and waffles to wine.

B.C. companies exported more than 600 types of foods to over 150 markets in 2015. As Canada’s westernmost province, B.C. is perfectly located to send fresh and delicious B.C. agri-food and seafood products to the Asia Pacific region and consumers there are interested, with China and South Korea both among the fastest growing major markets in 2015.

Buyers from across the world are attracted to the diversity and freshness of B.C. products. British Columbia is recognized as having one of the most diverse agrifood sectors in Canada, with over 200 agricultural products, 100 seafood products and a globally recognized wine industry which encompasses over 200 wineries. British Columbia’s rich, fertile land, abundant fresh water supplies and varying geography create an ideal environment for growing high-quality specialty food products.

The Export Ready Business Catalogue was funded through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that provides a $3-billion investment over five years in innovation, competitiveness and market development. The guides will be available in multiple languages, online and at trade offices and shows.

For more information on British Columbia’s thriving agrifoods sector contact one of our International Trade and Investment Representatives.
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