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GULFOOD – February 18-22, 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food event serving one of the fastest growing sectors on the planet. If you are in the food business, Gulfood is the must-attend event of the year where one can access more than 5000 local, regional and international suppliers from 5 continents during a critical phase in the annual world harvest cycle.




SIAL Canada – May 2-4, 2018 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada


SIAL Canada is not only key to the Canadian agrifood industry, it is also a privileged entryway to the US and international markets. SIAL is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 850 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting over 15,000 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and 60 other countries.





PULSES 18 – May 7-10, 2018 – Colombo, Sri Lanka



The Global Pulse Confederation will hold it’s annual conference in 2018. GPC represents all segments of the pulses industry value chain from growers, researchers, logistics suppliers, traders, exporters and importers to government bodies, multilateral organizations, processors, canners and consumers. Its membership includes 18 national associations and over 600 private sector members.






Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA) members work together to keep our country a competitive leader in the growing international special crops market.

Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of Peas and Lentils, followed by Beans, Chickpeas, Sunflower Seeds, Buckwheat and Canary Seeds. Pulses 2018: July 10-12, 2018 – Regina, Canada






Colombia TRQ Allocations on Beans



Colombia has recently published the 2018 tariff rate quota (TRQ) allocations beans, pork meats and beef cuts. The effective use date for these TRQ allocations is January 15th to December 31st, 2018.

Exports of Canadian adzuki beans to South Korea.


The government of Korea has recently advised the Embassy of Canada in Seoul that Canadian exports of adzuki beans (Korean tariff line HS 0713.32.9000) are now subject to agricultural safeguard measures under the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). 

India Imposes 50% Tariff on Pea Imports


India’s Ministry of Finance’s Notification No. 84 /2017-Customs issued on November 8 confirms an immediate application of the bound tariff maximum of 50% on all imports of peas. It remains unclear at this point what treatment will be given to shipments in transit before announcement.

Trans-Pacific Partnership 2.0 impact Canada NAFTA leverage


Canada has reached an agreement with 10 other countries on a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that will likely strengthen Ottawa’s hand in its ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations with Washington.