CONNECTING SASKATCHEWANBUSINESS WITH THE WORLD
STEP is your portal to sound information. The world is constantly changing, impacting world economies, global markets, and the exports of Saskatchewan products and services. Knowledge gained via a strong international contact base, provides staff with first-hand experience and knowledge, serving our members in an extraordinary way. An established listing of global contacts, comprised of embassies, trade commissioners and business leaders from around the world are available to STEP staff to help answer specific questions about specific markets. Domestic and international organizations from around the globe have partnered with STEP, ensuring access to all aspects of information involving the business of international trade.
The Government of Canada is committed to hearing from Canadians on this important subject and will ensure that Canadians continue to have the opportunity to provide their views as we engage with China, including through additional consultations in the event that Canada and China decide to move to formal FTA negotiations.
The focus of consultations is to determine how Canada should best proceed regarding a possible FTA with China. This would include how to best improve market access, legal certainty and transparency for Canadian business, but also to understand any other related issues and concerns that are relevant when considering a possible FTA. A Canada Gazette notice on consultations on a possible Canada-China FTA provides background information on the Canada-China FTA initiative, and lists areas for which the government is seeking your views. For those individuals that wish to provide their views directly online, complete the consultation form.
Consultation activities, including the submission period for the Canada Gazette notice, will last 90 days, and end on June 2, 2017. For more information please visit - http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/consultations/china-chine/index.aspx?lang=eng
How do I participate?
The government is seeking the views of all interested Canadians. There are different ways you can participate in these consultations:
The Master of Internationl Trade (MIT) is an online, course-based program that is administered through the School's Unitversity of Saskatchewan campus. The program brings together practical experience with academic expertise in a unique an innovative interdisciplinary approach to international trade.
Please click here for more information regarding this program, including courses, prerequisites and tuition, or visit www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca
China Chamber of Import and Export and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-products (CFNA) & Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP)
Following the STEP Trade Mission to China in September 2016, where an Agreement on Mutual Cooperation between The China Chamber of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal by-Products (CFNA) and Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) took place, STEP is pleased to partner with CNFA to continue to promote the expansion of trade and relations. The signed MOU focuses on opportunities to promote the expansion of agricultural trade and business relations between CFNA of P.R. China and the province of Saskatchewan. The agreement will allow the signees to participate in a series of events and joint initiatives focusing on the expansion of agricultural trade and business relations. This agreement will benefit both organizations as the priority areas focus on collaboration in trade development, information sharing, and commercial promotion on an international level of agricultural products, technologies, and services.
If you would like to access CFNA website and resources please click here.
Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) understands the requirements for success in export markets and supplies members with the tools needed to get there. STEP staff are trained for international marketing and capable of assisting in marketing your products. Helping members to initiate, maintain, and grow sales into global markets is a priority as STEP staff offer professional and confidential assistance to members. Whether you are a business taking on your first international transaction or a seasoned exporter, STEP staff are there to assist companies to make informed decisions. Part of the service offering and market intelligence delivery is contained in well documented Trade Mission Reports made available to members with an interest in a specific region/sector where this organization has recently conducted business. STEP’s Trade Mission Reports capture the first-hand experience and knowledge gained by in market experiences and is delivered in a concise, informative report with content focusing on mission and market overviews, summarized program agendas, mission results, opportunities and recommendations.
For further information Saskatchewan Exports Information Line: 1 888 (XPORTSK 976 7875)
Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) - May 9 -13, 2015 - Montreal, Quebec
Global Petroleum Show - June 9 - 11, 2015 - Calgary, Alberta
Taste of Canada - June 21 - 24, 2015 - Denver, Colorado
Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) - July 11 - 14, 2015 - Chicago, Illinois
Toronto Gift Fair - August 9 - 12, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario
Global Buyers Mission (GBM) & Northern SK Mill Tour - September 5 - 11, 2015 - Whistler, British Columbia & Northern Saskatchewan
Agri Mega Show - September 16 - 19, 2015 - Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa
Natural Products Expo East (NPEE) - September 16 - 19, 2015 - Baltimore, Maryland
Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) - September 19 - 20, 2015 - Toronto, Ontario
Extemin - September 19 - 25, 2015 - Arequipa, Peru
Farm Science Review - September 22 - 24, 2015 - London, Ohio
AmCon Expo & Texas Business Development Mission - October 5 - 9, 2015 - Dallas & Houston, Texas
ANUGA 2015 - October 10 - 14, 2015 - Cologne, Germany
EMDA & FEMA FAll Convention - October 27 - 30, 2015 - Kansas City, Missouri
Municipal Equipment Expo Trade Mission - November 4 - 5, 2015 - Montreal, Quebec
Agritechnica 2015 - November 9 - 14, 2015 - Hanover, Germany
FHC China 2015 and Wild Rice Mission - November 10 - 13, 2015 - Shanghai, China
ME BC Roundup - January 25 - 28, 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Biofach 2016 and Market Outreach to Switzerland and the Netherlands - February 2 - 14, 2016 - Nuremburg, Zurich, Bern, Amsterdam
2016 Japan Biofach and Organic Expo - February 8 - 12, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Pulse Conclave and Gulf Food Show - February 15 - 24, 2016 - Jaipur, India and Dubai, UAE
SME Mining Trade Mission - February 21 - 24, 2016 - Phoenix, Arizona
National Grocers Association (NGA) Show - February 28 - March 2, 2016 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Commodity Classic - March 3 - 5, 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Natural Products Expo West 2016 - March 10 - 14, 2016 - Anaheim, California
AAMDC Annual Trade Show - March 14, 2016 - Edmonton, Alberta
Saskatchewan Asia Trade Forum Mission - March 14 - 15, 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Food and Hotel Asia 2016 - April 7 - 15, 2016 - Hong Kong and Singapore
SIAL Canada 2016 - April 12 - 15, 2016 - Montreal, Quebec
Market Development - Manufactured Goods Focus - April 15-27, 2016 - Romania & Bulgaria
AMC Engineering Conference & Trade Show - April 19 - 21, 2016 - Waterloo, Iowa
Taste of Canada 2016 - June 12 - 14, 2016 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Market Identification Mission - March 21 - 25, 2016 - Lima, Peru
Expomin 2016 - April 25 - 29, 2016 - Santiago, Chile
Canadian Institute of Mining Trade Show & Conference - May 1 - 4, 2016 - Vancouver, British Columbia
Centrallia Global B2B Forum - May 25 - 27, 2016 - Winnipeg, Manitoba
International Food Technologists (IFT) 2016 - July 17 - 19, 2016 - Chicago, Illinois
Natural Products Expo East - September 22 - 24, 2016 - Baltimore, Maryland
MinEXPO - September 26 - 28, 2016 - Las Vegas, Nevada
2016 Excellence in Public Works Conference & Tradeshow - October 3 - 4, 2016 - Red Deer, Alberta
Canada Food Expo Japan and Taiwan Mission - November 15 - 23, 2016 - Osaka & Tokyo, Japan & Taipei, Taiwan
Natural Products Expo West 2017 - March 9 - 12, 2017 - Anaheim, California