TFO Canada’s Web- based Trade Information Service Presented with the generous support of: 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. www.tfocanada.ca 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. www.tfocanada.ca TFO Canada’s Online Services for Canadian Importers © Trade Facilitation Office Canada 2011 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. www.tfocanada.ca Free online services for importers (register with us at www.tfocanada.ca) 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. www.tfocanada.ca Canadian Imports 2007 -2012 Canadian Imports in CDN$ (in millions) Between 2011 & 2012, imports increased 4% Canada was the 11th largest import market in the world as of 2012 Total Imports in US$ 2012 (in billions) www.tfocanada.ca CIA World Fact book 2012; Statistics Canada 2013 The Canadian Market Imports from 16 TFO Canada Client Countries 2012 ($CDN millions) www.tfocanada.ca Source: Industry Canada Trade Data Online 2012 REGISTER HERE Homepage Services for Canadian Buyers (NON-REGISTERED) REGISTER HERE www.tfocanada.ca Let’s review the searchable Supplier Database. BACK TO THE HOMEPAGE…………… www.tfocanada.ca There are 2 ways to search: First, the Product-Specific Search... “General Industry Search” by Country www.tfocanada.ca www.tfocanada.ca www.tfocanada.ca www.tfocanada.ca 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. www.tfocanada.ca WEB DELIVERED SERVICES for Foreign Suppliers www.tfocanada.ca © Trade Facilitation Office Canada 2011 Free online services for Foreign Suppliers (register with us www.tfocanada.ca) 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 www.tfocanada.ca TFO Canada services: Information • Content rich web based service on how to access the Canadian market: www.tfocanada.ca • 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 www.tfocanada.ca Homepage for SIGNED–IN EXPORTERS RICH CONTENT IS HERE. Complete access to ALL RICH CONTENT Customized “Dashboard” Once you have registered at Full access to our “Guide to www.tfocanada.ca (all web Exporting” and all 20+ sector-based services are free!) then simply Live Connection to Market Industry Canada’s Information “SIGN-IN” using your access Importer Database Papers codes to get to…..…………… Market Entry Info Quarterly Exporting to Canada enewsletter Updated List of Trade Events, including ones that you wish to promote through TFO! tailored to your needs Updated “Trade News” www.tfocanada.ca Full Contact Details And the all important…. Gallery. Here’s what a complete and well filled out profile looks like to importers ……… (Note: this is an actual TFO registered Quick Facts company profile) about the About this Company company, their exports, etc. Product Profile (as many products as you want to include!) www.tfocanada.ca www.tfocanada.ca Our Exporting to Canada Guide is here too! Let’s have a quick peek at the contents of this one – Processed www.tfocanada.ca fruits and vegetables A new feature we’ve developed, and which you should be receiving, is our Exporting to Canada e-newsletter…………… Quarterly Exporting to Canada enewsletter www.tfocanada.ca 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 www.tfocanada.ca www.tfocanada.ca So be sure to register with us at tfocanada.ca A wealth of free information and promotional services awaits you. Thank You!