As we close the year, we would like to remind you of why TFO Canada is your sourcing partner. We at TFO Canada bring Canadian importers closer to suppliers in developing countries through our numerous projects and programs. We do this because we are committed to creating sustainable trade partnerships for these suppliers with Canadian and foreign buyers.
One advantage an importer has in choosing suppliers from developing countries is the ability to buy seasonal goods at an affordable price to support Canada’s food supply through the winter months. TFO Canada provides its B2B services to countries that are great sources for flowers as well. Within the fall and winter seasons, Canadians demand for cut flowers and potted plants increases and during the spring and summer it increases for outdoor and bedding plants as follows:
Source: TFO Canada Floriculture Market Information Paper
We encourage you to prepare for the Valentine’s Day season by sourcing cut roses from Colombia and Ecuador, the top two countries exporting this category of flowers to Canada. TFO Canada is able to introduce you to exporters of cut flowers through its supplier database and it relationship with the trade promotion agencies within these two countries.
You can also prepare for the planting season by sourcing un-rooted cuttings and slips from Guatemala and El Salvador and other lives plants.
Let TFO Canada be your sourcing partner in 2017 and beyond!