2018 China Export Program documents are now available for growers and packing facilities wishing to export their cherries to the PRC this year. If you need the forms and didn't receive them by email already, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request them. The deadline for getting applications in and payment completed is Thursday March 29, 2018, but it's a good idea to get your forms in as early as possible in case there are any corrections needed. One change to note for 2018 is that applications are to be emailed (or mailed) directly to the CFIA, with a duplicate application sent separately to the BC Cherry Association, along with the payment page. For more information, please contact the CFIA, or email the BCCA at the address above.
Our BCCA Annual General Meeting is coming up on February 22nd, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center at 2170 Harvey Avenue (Hwy 97) in Kelowna. Registration check-in will start at 08:30, with the business meeting beginning at 09:00, followed by some great speakers, and an afternoon reception. Please make plans to attend, to hear all the exciting news in the BC cherry industry! The final agenda will be posted here on January 25th.
Don't forget to RSVP to email@example.com, and let us know if you'll be having lunch and/or staying for the reception, so we can make sure there's food for you! A fabulous Greek buffet lunch will be complimentary for BCCA members and sponsors, whose memberships are paid in full at the time of the meeting, and will be $30 for all other attendees, payable in advance or at the door. The reception will also be complimentary for members and sponsors, and will cost a nominal $20 for nonmembers.
We look forward to seeing you there!