This holiday season, Belgians in Canada will have an extra reason to celebrate!

Available for a limited time, and in limited quantity, the LCBO will be getting some bottles of the ultra-rare Westvleteren 12 in time for the holidays.

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/bottoms/2012/11/30/westvleteren-12-lcbo/

The exact arrival date is a closely guarded secret, so keep checking the LCBO’s website for updates.

Canada’s international merchandise trade, September 2012, with a focus on trade with Belgium

This guest post by Christian Sivière, President at Solutions Import Export Logistique, comes from a recent article he published on Canada’s international trade, zooming in on trade with Belgium.  Reprinted with permission of the author.

Canada’s international merchandise trade, September 2012                                   Canada’s merchandise exports rose 1.9% and imports were unchanged in September. As a result, Canada’s international trade deficit with the world narrowed from $1.5 billion in August to $826 million in September. Exports rose to $38 billion, with energy products leading the overall gain.  Imports remained at $38.8 billion in September.  Overall, the increase in volumes offset the decrease in prices.  Metal and non-metallic mineral products registered the largest increase in imports, while consumer goods posted the largest decline.  Continue reading

Successful “Business with Belgium” Trade & Investment Seminar

Logo Business with Belgium

More than 45 attendees from a diverse and high-end background came together to hear four interesting presentations that included many practical tips and information on the development of business between Canada and Belgium.  Presenters came from Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) and our sponsors Deloitte and Baker & McKenzie. Continue reading

November “Frites Night” at the Bier Markt

*************Update: As the Esplanade location is closed on Nov. 27th, we will be meeting at the King West location (600 King West, east of Bathurst) instead*************

Join the BCBC at the Bier Markt for the November “Frites Night”, an informal evening to meet with old friends and make new ones.

Pictures of November’s “Frites Night”

Every fourth Tuesday of the month we will be meeting at the Bier Markt (58 The Esplanade, Toronto) from 7pm till 9pm.

Follow our calendar for updates. Click here to register.