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1 TFO Canada’s Web- based Trade Information Service Presented with the generous support of:

2 TFO Canada: Mandate TFO Canada confronts the challenge of global poverty by promoting sustainable economic development through export information, advice and contact. We facilitate access to the Canadian marketplace and share Canadian trade expertise for the benefit of smaller exporters in developing countries.

3 TFO Canada: Background History: –Created by Canadian government in 1980 –Since 1985 operating as a non-profit NGO –Private sector oriented Board of Directors Clients: –Developing country exporters, especially SMEs –Trade support institutions in partner countries –Canadian Importers Funding: –Canadian International Development Agency –Partner governments and other donors –Cost sharing by participants, partners, Canadian corp.

4 TFO Canada’s Online Services for Canadian Importers © Trade Facilitation Office Canada 2011

5 TFO IS YOUR SOURCING PARTNER FOR EMERGING AND DEVELOPING MARKETS Since 1980, TFO Canada has been helping Canadian importers connect with new suppliers from over 100 developing countries around the world. TFO Canada provides free online information, advice, and contact services for importers including a searchable database of suppliers and a monthly e-bulletin featuring matched supply offers.

6 Free online services for importers (register with us at INFORMATION: Receive TFO’s Monthly ImportInfo e-newsletter with links to new export offers relevant to your specific needs as well as other useful trade news, events and information. ADVICE: Tips on finding and working with suppliers from developing countries CONTACT: Searchable data-base for sourcing imports: 4,000 registered exporters with over 11,000 export offers.

7 Between 2011 & 2012, imports increased 4% Canadian Imports Canada was the 11th largest import market in the world as of 2012 CIA World Fact book 2012; Statistics Canada 2013 Statistics Canada 2013 Total Imports in US$ 2012 (in billions) Canadian Imports in CDN$ (in millions)

8 The Canadian Market Imports from 16 TFO Canada Client Countries 2012 ($CDN millions) Source: Industry Canada Trade Data Online 2012

9 Homepage Services for Canadian Buyers (NON-REGISTERED) REGISTER HERE

10 BACK TO THE HOMEPAGE…………… Let’s review the searchable Supplier Database.

11 There are 2 ways to search: First, the Product-Specific Search... “General Industry Search” by Country

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15 To Recap: Why become a TFO member?  Receive Monthly ImportInfo e-newsletter with links to new sources of supply relevant to your specific needs as well as other useful trade news and information.  Receive notice and invitations to join activities related to your area of interest including Buyer Missions abroad.  Our service is simple to obtain and free of charge.  We do not disclose importers’ information to suppliers unless there is a specific market access activity in which you are participating or are being invited to participate and then only to the supplier participants in that activity.

16 WEB DELIVERED SERVICES for Foreign Suppliers © Trade Facilitation Office Canada 2011

17 Free online services for Foreign Suppliers (register with us INFORMATION: Receive TFO’s Quarterly ExportInfo e-newsletter as well as other useful trade news, events and information. Access to Market Information Papers ADVICE: A tool for assessing your “Export-Ability” CONTACT: Searchable government’s database of registered Canadian importers

18 TFO Canada services: Information Content rich web based service on how to access the Canadian market: Exporting to Canada Handbook Over 20 sector-specific market studies Used by over 6,000 registered exporters from over 100 countries Content served in English, French and Spanish Approximately 3,000 visitors per month Quarterly Export to Canada e-Newsletter

19 Once you have registered at (all web services are free!) then simply “SIGN-IN” using your access codes to get to…..…………… Homepage for SIGNED–IN EXPORTERS RICH CONTENT IS HERE. Customized “Dashboard” Full access to our “Guide to Exporting” and all 20+ sector-based Market Information Papers Complete access to ALL RICH CONTENT Live Connection to Industry Canada’s Importer Database Updated List of Trade Events, including ones that you wish to promote through TFO! Updated “Trade News” Market Entry Info tailored to your needs Quarterly Exporting to Canada e- newsletter

20 Here’s what a complete and well filled out profile looks like to importers ……… (Note: this is an actual TFO registered company profile) Full Contact Details About this Company Quick Facts about the company, their exports, etc. Product Profile (as many products as you want to include!) And the all important…. Gallery.

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22 Let’s have a quick peek at the contents of this one – Processed fruits and vegetables Our Exporting to Canada Guide is here too!

23 A new feature we’ve developed, and which you should be receiving, is our Exporting to Canada e-newsletter…………… Quarterly Exporting to Canada e- newsletter

24 TFO Canada Team Headquarter Offices in Ottawa Regional Representatives in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver TFO Canada 56 Sparks Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A9

25 So be sure to register with us at tfocanada.ca Thank You! A wealth of free information and promotional services awaits you.


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