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Success Stories

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Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Company Growing Strong, Doing Good

For the third time in many years, Annes Junaid, Managing Director of CBL Natural Foods, got the opportunity to attend TFO Canada’s SIAL Trade Mission in 2016. more

Colombia - Social Good Builds Strong Colombian Cooperative

To optimize Canada’s contribution to the Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, TFO Canada hosted an organic trade mission to Canada, to help Colombian small and medium sized businesses become export ready. more

Bolivia - Trade Mission Accomplished: Superfood accessed the Canadian Food Market

As more people adopt a healthier lifestyle, diets are changing, to include foods that are nutritionally better for you - one such food is quinoa. more

Indonesia - Coco Sugar Indonesia: Attending International Trade Shows Add to the Bottom-Line

Worldwide coconut consumption in its many forms, is on the rise, as health conscious consumers discover its many health benefits. more

Swaziland - Harnessing the Rich History of Weaving in Swaziland

Weaving together tradition with innovation, Gone Rural is championing a new model of social enterprise to empower women in rural communities. more

Ethiopia - The Path from Aid to Trade: Ethiopian Leather Attracts Canadian Business

Brook Debebe is not your average businessman. more

Ethiopia - Ethiopian Fine Textiles Preserve Culture by Creating Jobs

Sammy Abdella founded Negist in 2005 with his mother, sister and two artisans working out of his family home in Ethiopia. more

Guyana - What a Difference a Little Training Makes (Artisan Project in Guyana)

When multimillionaire and master copywriter, Ted Nicholas said, “Every super successful [person] is constantly working to improve skills. more

Peru - 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. more

Peru - Empowering Peruvian Mango Exporter to be Export Ready for the Canadian Market

Asociacion Agroecologica Tambogrande (AGROTAM) a small organic mangoes producers association in Tambo Grande of the Piura region of Peru made up of five associations with over 200 growers covering 350 hectares of organic mangoes orchards needed help in accessing the Canadian market. more

Guyana - Succeeding in a Mans World: Amazon Authentics Navigates the Hurdles

Irene Bacchus-Holder is a woman in a male-dominated sector – the wood products industry in Guyana. more

Peru - The Canadian Market is Sweetened with Peruvian Chocolates

The Beginning The Shattell Chocolates Company was established five years ago in Lima, Peru, as a result of Lisi Montoya, the founder of the company, noticing a lack of quality chocolates in the Peruvian market. more

Dominican Republic - Dominican company access Canadian market with value-add exotic food products

If there is one thing Ramon Ortiz wants you to know about his country, it’s that the Dominican Republic has much more to offer than beaches and all-inclusive resorts. more

Burkina Faso - Sourcing Shea Butter: A Buyers Perspective (Burkina Faso Project)

Maiga Shea Butter is a Canadian company with African roots. more

Panama - Panama Hot Sauce Producer Spices up Canadian Market

Marianela Martinez de Alvarado realized a career change was in order after one of her clients failed to find Panamanian culinary gifts to take back home. more

Palestinian Territory - 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. more

Haiti - Caribbean Crafts Sales Continue to Grow

Although Haïti has significantly reduced its unemployment rates over the last decade, it still has one of the highest rates in the world. more

A fresh produce trade exhibit in Montreal

  Have you ever heard of passion fruit, granadilla, pitahaya, tamarillo or gooseberries? If you’re like most Canadians, you’ve probably only heard of a few of these fruits as they’re typically foreign to Canadian consumers. more

Burkina Faso - TFO Canada working with Shea Butter producers in Burkina Faso

  Generations of African women have used shea butter for cooking and medicinal purposes. more

Peru - Organic Mango Farmers Rise to the Challenge

The lush, tropical Piura region in north-western Peru is ideal for fruit growing. more

Dominican Republic - From Dominican Greenhouses to Canadian Supermarkets via TFOCanada.ca

From Edgar Guzman’s finca , it’s a good 30-minute drive along farm tracks and highways to the airport connecting the Dominican Republic’s second largest city, Santiago de los Caballeros, with the outside world. more

Indonesia - Indonesian women exporters taking it one step at a time

  When you live in Jakarta, Makassar or Banjarmasin, cities like Paris, Tokyo and Dubai seem like a world away. more

Caribbean Spirits Mean Business

On the face of it, an island-hopping jaunt to the southeast Caribbean seas in search of the region’s finest rums may seem like a shoe-in for TFO Canada Mission of the Year, any year. more

New opportunities for suppliers of exotic products

With Canadian consumers becoming more creative in the kitchen, imported specialty groceries have become a growth market for suppliers like Montreal-based ID-Foods Corporation. more

Peru - Latest fashion trends find Peruvian connections

Unlikely as it may seem, Canada’s francophone population in Quebec City and the citizens of Lima, Peru have a fair amount in common when it comes to the latest fashion trends. more

From feathers to fine cotton linens

When Natalie Barhumi drew up plans to open a second boutique and workroom a few kilometres from her existing Miraflores neighbourhood in Lima, Peru, she never thought her luxurious bed linens and cushions would be attracting attention more than 6,000 kilometers away … in Canada. more

Colombia - Caribbean Exotics: a little tropicana to our table

Canadians may not have heard of the Antioquia province in Colombia, but there’s a fair chance they have tasted some of the produce grown there. more

Ethiopia: Youth Internship Inspires Business Venture

  What started as a youth internship for Jessa Blades, has blossomed into a small business endeavour, sustaining employment for Ethiopian women, while offering Canadians a sample of handmade silks and cottons from the African country. more

CEPICAFE - Exploring the Canadian Market

  Fair trade is increasingly becoming a catch phrase synonymous with cocoa and coffee. more

Caribbean Giftware Project Illuminates Luna Design

Caribbean Giftware Project Illuminates Luna DesignWhen everyone contributes even just a little bit, it all adds up That’s the philosophy that Luna Design, a high-end hand crafted goods producer from Barbados, applies to its socially responsible initiatives. more

Practicing environmental sustainability in trade pursuits

FRUTAS POTOSI BUCARAMANGA – COLOMBIA   Frutas Potosi is a medium agro-industrial company in Colombia doing its part to protect the environment, while also growing trade. more

Support from a Partner Could be the Difference between Success and Failure

As part of its mission to bring importers and exporters together to conduct business, TFO Canada regularly sends out e-blasts to let importers know about upcoming international trade missions. more

Jewellery Exporter Learns the Secret of the Canadas Market

After CESO volunteers delivered two market access workshops in Bolivia on behalf of TFO Canada, Sheila De Alencar was one of nine exporters selected to participate in a trade Mission to Montreal and Toronto. more


 
 
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