Exporter Directory

Our export directory lists organic farmers and business from across the prairies, who offer products and commodities to importers, distributors and buyers located outside of Canada. Gain vital exposure to export markets around the world, and be promoted throughout the US and internationally at trade missions attended by the Prairie Organic Grain Initiative.

Resources to Help Grow Your Export Business

Export Services for Alberta Agriculture and Food Companies: Two new videos outline the services available to Alberta companies that are considering expanding into the export arena.

  • Have You Thought about Exporting looks at why companies should consider exporting, what companies can prepare for and why they should contact AF to help them achieve their export goals.
  • Export Essentials: What’s Involved in Exporting includes knowing the market, adapting products to meet taste preferences, labelling and regulatory requirements along with connecting with the federal trade commissioner service and the Alberta International Offices. Promotion and logistics, distribution and market access are also covered.

Step-by-step Guide to ExportingThe Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) has launched a Step-by-step Guide to Exporting, which contains practical insight gathered from Trade Commissioners around the world who each year support thousands of Canadian companies to export successfully. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter, the 90‑page Guide provides the resources you need to close more deals, enter more markets and be more competitive. Click here to download the guide (sign in via My TCS required).

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Exporters’ Guide to the United States MarketThe Exporters’ Guide to the United States Market is a step-by-step handbook on how companies and producers can export to the United States. This comprehensive handbook will assist you with varying levels of export experience to develop/refresh and implement your United States strategy. Click here to read more and request the guide. If you are a Saskatchewan-based company, contact ashli.andreas@gov.sk.ca for any export related questions or resources.

JAS Certified Importers: The JAS Standards for organic plants and organic processed foods of plant origin were established in 2000 on the basis with the Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods which were adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Click here for a list of JAS Certified Importers.

Potential Costs of Entering Global MarketsThere are many costs associated with entering a foreign market. Make sure you are aware of these costs as they will impact your final price and also bottom line. Click here to read the fact sheet.

Brokers and Distributors: Your Partner in the MarketBrokers and distributors link manufacturers to retailers and can help you sell your product but for a fee or commission. Hiring a broker or distributor is not necessary but they can be an essential partner to help you to build your brand and reach into new markets. Click here to learn more.

Meeting with Buyers: Be Prepared For the MeetingMeeting with buyers is one of the key components to making your products a success. It is important to be prepared for these meetings so you can accomplish your objectives and make an effective presentation. Click here to learn how to prepare for the meeting.

Certificate of Free SaleA certificate of free sale is a document required in certain countries or for certain commodities, certifying that the specified imported goods are normally and freely sold in the exporting country’s open markets and are approved for export. Click here for more information.

Why Source from the Canadian Prairies?

The wealth of natural resources,biodiversity, and wide open spaces found on the Canadian Prairies provide the perfect place to grow the world’s highest quality organic grains. A long history of Canadian organic production has resulted in a wealth of knowledge, a strong community of experts, and lasting traditions that produce exceptional products.Canadian organic grain producers from across the Prairies have worked hard for generations to bring you our tradition of pure, wholesome, quality Canadian organic grains.

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