TFO Canada confronts the challenge of global poverty by promoting sustainable economic development through export information, advice and contact. TFO Canada facilitates access to the Canadian marketplace and shares Canadian trade expertise for the benefit of smaller exporters in developing countries. Founded in 1980, TFO Canada is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation.
An Ancient Craft Finds a Modern Market
For more than a thousand years, olive oil-based artisanal soap has been manufactured and traded throughout the Middle East. In the historic city of Nablus, Palestine, a major centre for this craft, the Al Qaryon Natural Soap Industry and Trade Company Ltd. has been producing and exporting its centuries-old recipe since 1922. “Our goal was to continue to improve production and to expand into different countries,” says Yasar Albualrous, Managing Director of Al Qaryon, which employs twelve local workers. “We saw Canada as a country that was open to natural products, a country that appreciated the health...
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