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.
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Face-to-Face Contact Reigns Supreme in a Virtual World
It’s often been said that you don’t know what you don’t know. Take Canadian importer, Mantab, for instance, for years they had been importing from Peru, but had never made a trip there. They communicated by email and developed a good relationship with their suppliers. These days, with advances in technology, it is a simple matter to develop virtual relationships using email, Skype and other web conferencing technologies. With the proliferation of some of these technologies, you feel like you are almost there with the individual you are talking to. But Martine Nepton, Mantab’s Main Buyer, discovered while on her first trip to Peru, that email is not enough if you want...
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Cort閟 (CCIC) works to promote private enterprise and socio-economic development in Honduras. Based in San Pedro Sula, the CCIC offers a range of services to trade and industry professionals to strengthen the business sector through principles of free enterprise, sustainable development and competitiveness. The Chamber represents over 1,900 enterprises from a diversity of industries and commerce.