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Trade associations

The Hinrich Foundation has consultants in every program country we cover. In addition to independent research from all sources, our team works closely with select trade associations to ensure our reports include experienced, reliable suppliers.

Working with associations also gives us additional sources of recent, accurate information on local industries. This helps us provide accurate information to buyers worldwide who in turn will bring new export opportunities to more suppliers through our Export Assistance Program.

Below are key trade associations with which we work:

Logo - GMACDear Buyers,

On behalf of the Garment Manufacturers Association (GMAC) in Cambodia and our members, I’d like to thank you for your interest in sourcing products from Cambodia.

GMAC was established with a vision to make Cambodia a preferred partner in the competitive global apparel markets while aiming to facilitate a growing and developing business environment. It works closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia and cooperates with labor unions to ensure the implementation of labor standards in supplier factories.

GMAC’s members featured in this report offer export-quality products for the low- to high-end markets that meet buyers’ requirements. Although price competition and sourcing of raw materials are big challenges for the garment manufacturers in Cambodia, the industry remains to strive, and as such, is currently the sixth largest exporter to the US.

We cooperate with the Hinrich Foundation as we believe that its Developing Country Export Assistance Program is a bridge for buyers to see the diversity of products in Cambodia and serves to foster a better relationship between local suppliers and worldwide buyers.

I give my sincere thanks to the Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources for offering this powerful marketing support to Cambodian suppliers. They help buyers find the right suppliers, which help domestic enterprises generate more income and create jobs for local communities.

Best regards,

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Kaing Monika

Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia

Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Industries

Supported garments and footwear

Reports endorsed

Garments and footwear

Member services

  • Capacity building
  • Information dissemination and sharing
  • Networking

Buyer services

Matching buyers with suppliers

Logo - Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small IndustriesDear Buyers,

Greetings from Nepal!

On behalf of the Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) and our members, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for considering Nepali suppliers for your sourcing needs.

The FNCSI is an umbrella organization of micro, cottage and small entrepreneurs of Nepal. It has a network of 74 district chapters out of the 75 districts in Nepal. Since its inception, FNCSI has been working for the promotion of Micro, Cottage and Small Industries (MCSIs) entrepreneurs, FNCSI has been organizing various promotional activities such as, seminars, workshops, trainings, interactions, conferences and, district, regional and national level exhibitions on one hand and nominating MCSI entrepreneurs for International Trade Fairs on the other.

FNCSI tries to strengthen members’ competitiveness by creating conductive environment for quality product development as per demand of the market by offering services that contribute to bottom-line success and instensify networking with other related associations. Our members are manufacturers and exporters of various products, including garments, metal, knitwear, felt, ceramics, wooden, jewelry, paper, natural fiber, textiles and more.

FNCSI would like to thank the Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources for assisting qualified suppliers to reach buyers worldwide, and for their promotion of sustainable development in emerging markets.

Best regards,

FNCSI - Signature

Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries

Location

Nepal

Employees

  • Employees: 12 people are working in central level
  • General members: 35,000 including 10,000 women entrepreneurs

Services

  • Training on various enterprise development e.g. Production Management, Marketing Management, Book Keeping, Quality Management, Productivity Development, Effective Management, Cleaner Production, Occupational Health and Safety etc.
  • Skill Development Trainings on Product development and Diversification of Dhaka fabrics, Training on advance dress designing, Training on Stone Craft, Training on production of various food items.
  • Workshop and seminars on various burning issues e.g. Opportunity and Threats of WTO Accession, Intellectual Property Right.
  • Market promotion, exhibitions and trade fair: Organize Regional, District and Central level Exhibitions, Facilitate FNCSI members to participate in International Trade Fairs .
  • Lobbying and advocacy to the government on behalf of MCSI
  • Institutional Strengthening: Capacity building of district associations providing Association Management Trainings, Training on Project Proposal and Report Writing, Training on Office Management . Nominate central secretariat staff to participate in various capacity building trainings

Certification

District Administrative office, Kathmandu

Logo - Federation of Indian Export OrganizationsDear Buyers,

On behalf of the Federation of Indian Export Organizations and our members, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for considering our suppliers for your sourcing needs.

FIEO is a key player in the promotion of trade, investment and collaboration between our members and international clients. Our members represent the various enterprises that contribute to about 70 percent of India’s exports, including indoor and outdoor furniture.

The local indoor and outdoor furniture industry has established itself through high-quality and competitively priced products that cater to the diverse needs of customers. These factors, plus a skilled workforce, ensure buyers that all their orders can be fulfilled. Our members are committed to meeting international standards by offering updated products with excellent designs and timely delivery.

FIEO would like to thank the Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources for assisting qualified suppliers to reach buyers worldwide, and for their promotion of sustainable global trade.

Best regards,

FIEO - signature

Ajay Sahai

Federation of Indian Export Organizations

Location

Delhi, India

Industries supported

Handicrafts, textiles, garments, leather and leather products, kitchenware, jewelry, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, toys, and sporting goods.

Member services

  • Organizes seminars, workshops, and open house and buyer-seller meetings
  • Provides weekly consultations with the Director General regarding foreign trade concerns
  • Promotes and gives vital information such as commercial reports, buyer lists and trade show schedules to members through the official website
  • Releases a free monthly bulletin to keep members updated with policy changes,market trends, upcoming export opportunities and others
  • Recognizes members for their outstanding export performance through the Niryat Shree annual awards
  • Coordinates between various government departments or ministries and members regarding foreign trade policies, banking, customs and others

Buyer services

  • Organizes various buyer-seller meetings and trade fairs
  • Provides a comprehensive list of suppliers through the official website

Logo - Christmas Decor Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP)Dear Buyers,

Warmest greetings from the members of the Christmas Decor Producers and Exporters Association of the Philippines (CDPEAP). I would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your interest in sourcing holiday and Christmas decor from the Philippines.

The global market has seen the importance of conducting business with holiday decor suppliers from the Philippines. The country is known in the international design world as the “Milan of Asia” for producing good designs and high-quality products coupled with competitive pricing. It has created its own niche in the midrange and high-end markets.

CDPEAP’s mission to affirm, enhance and sustain the creative excellence, global prominence and competitiveness of the Philippine producers of holiday and Christmas decor serves as a guide to all members in their transactions with buyers.

We give our clients professional services in all aspects of business. We are committed in meeting the needs of international companies through competitive pricing, excellent designs, high standard quality and reliable on-time delivery.

CDPEAP would like to acknowledge the Hinrich Foundation for helping advance our suppliers’ skills and knowledge in export services, and in its efforts to foster the vision of “Aid through Trade” and sustainable development for emerging markets.

Finally, we also would like to thank Global Sources for offering their online services through which our members can access quality buyers worldwide.

With warmest regards,

Romeo P. Balderrama, Jr.

CDPEAP President

Christmas Decor Association of the Philippines

Location

Pasay, Philippines

Industries supported

Holiday and lifestyle decorations

Reports endorsed

Philippines Holiday Decorations

Logo - Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP)Dear Buyers,

The members and officers of the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) extend our warmest regards and thanks for your interest in sourcing home decor from the Philippines.

With technology continuing to reshape the way buyers interact with suppliers, we recognize the importance of leveraging every marketing platform wherein manufacturers can underline the uniqueness of Philippine made products and maximize every opportunity to attract new buyers worldwide while maintaining their existing clients.

The Hinrich Foundation’s Developing Country Export Assistance Program, which is undertaken in partnership with Global Sources as part of their corporate social responsibility initiatives, provides home decor makers in the Philippines an excellent opportunity to showcase their products to a wide network of high-quality international buyers. This program can also help strengthen domestic suppliers’ foothold in established markets and open the door to emerging buyer communities across the globe.

We want to thank the Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources for spearheading this program, which holds significant potential to help boost home decor and furniture manufacturers’ export sales and create more jobs for Filipinos.

Best of luck in business,

CFIP

Oscar P. Chan

Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP)

Location

Manila, Philippines

Industries supported

Home decor, furniture and furnishing and handicrafts

Report endorsed

Home decor, furniture and handicrafts

Member services

  • Organizes trade shows and conferences highlighting industry developments
  • Offers business matching services to foster successful links between members and buyers
  • Conducts training and workshops on sourcing and management skills

Buyer services

  • Offers B2B networking
  • Provides access to sourcing information on home decor and furniture from the Philippines

Logo - Cebu Fame Foundation PhilippinesDear Buyers,

The Cebu Fashion Accessories Manufacturers + Exporters Foundation Philippines invites you to come and visit us in Cebu. It would be our pleasure to welcome you to our island paradise and offer you the best opportunities to complement your business.

Over the years we have established Cebu as a source of environment-friendly jewelry. Most of our products are made of natural materials that are endemic to the island. There are no limits to the imagination of our member companies when they create extraordinary products out of ordinary materials such as wood, stone, metal and fabric that may be new or recycled.

The FAME Foundation is fully aware of the worldwide movement to preserve nature’s bounty. To replace lumber used by our members for beads and other types of fashion accessories, our organization, through the Go Green Philippines program, maintains three plantations containing 87,500 mamalis trees that yield white wood.

Every day is an opportunity for our members to serve their buyers, which our Foundation complements by conducting trainings and dissemination of market information. It is our advocacy to create a business enabling environment for members and international buyers.

The FAME Foundation appreciates the Hinrich Foundation for helping the fashion accessories sector gain access to new markets, which consequently support the industry’s sustainable development by putting us in the global map as a relevant source of products.

We also thank Global Sources for their tireless effort in promoting our industry through their online services, as well as providing our members the venue to connect with buyers through it’s international trade shows.

Best regards,

Fame signature

Janet U. Chua

Cebu Fashion Accessories Manufacturers (FAME)

Location

Cebu, Philippines

Industries supported

Fashion accessories

Member Services

Fashion accessories

Report endorsed

  • Export promotion
  • Trade show participation
  • Market intelligence and statistics
  • Common service facilities

Buyer services

Offers B2B networking and provides access to sourcing information on fashion accessories, home decor and furniture from the Philippines

Cebu Furniture Industries FoundationDear Buyers,

Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. invites you to come and visit Cebu and the rest of the Visayas region. It would be a great pleasure to have you in our place where you can take a glimpse of our culture, arts, and industry which will make your experience one of a kind.

Cebu is a world-class business and leisure destination where most local and foreign tourists come to unwind and enjoy. This place does not only offer some of the best beaches in the world but also is the country’s most important business hub, next only to Manila. Supported by developed infrastructure such as an international airport and seaports, telecommunication facilities and the like, doing business in Cebu is always a pleasure. Cebu is also home to the country’s furniture and furnishing manufacturing. With a high concentration of highly skilled English speaking workforce, Cebu is an ideal business partner to any potential furniture investor. We have always taken pride on the furniture and furnishings that our member companies have produced, landing in some of the most sophisticated showrooms all over the world.

Cebu manufacturers are known for their superior design capabilities and craftsmanship, playing a big role in promoting and establishing Cebu as the Design Destination of Asia. Cebu designers and manufacturers make use of materials such as wood, rattan, wicker, metals, bamboo, and other indigenous raw materials such as sea grass, abaca (manila hemp), arorog and butay (coconut twig), etc. Other materials used are animal skins, shells, seeds, leaves and tree barks. Even termite mounds have been used in the production of furniture pieces.

Our member companies make sure that the furnitures they make adhere to internationally accepted environment and social standards. Our member companies do not only focus on profit generation but they also make sure that they take good care of the environment. Our craftsmen are artisans who pour their heart and passion in every furniture and furnishing piece that come out of the factory. Our aim is to help our member companies grow and succeed on their endeavors in order to create more jobs for our local Cebuanos.

Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc. appreciates Hinrich Foundation for giving us this opportunity to be known and for providing our members the venue to connect with buyers through its Export Trade Assistance Program.

We wish the organization continued success!

Sincerely,

CFIF signature

Angela F. Paulin, President

Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation

Location

Cebu, Philippines

Industries supported

Furniture & home furnishings

Member Services

  • Membership Training & Development
  • Supply Chain Strengthening Program
  • Design & Product Development
  • Market Development
  • Advocacy & Lobbying

Buyer services

Factory Visits

Logo - Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)Dear Buyers,

Namaste!

As an organization that promotes Nepal handmade products, the Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry or BCCI endorses Nepal Sourcing Report: Fashion Accessories.

Global buyers have benefited a great deal by sourcing from Nepal because of the availability of a wide range of products, large pool of skilled workers, rich cultural history and excellent craftsmanship at competitive prices.

Our members are export-oriented manufacturers of various products, including jewelry, ceramicware, garments, and wooden and metal ornaments. BCCI strengthens members’ competitiveness by connecting them to international clients and encouraging them to create high-quality products.

BCCI highly values its collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources in helping Nepal suppliers boost their export skills in an effort to fulfill the vision of promoting sustainable global trade.

We hope that this sourcing report and the Global Sources online platform will enrich your knowledge about the product diversity and quality craftsmanship of our artisans. May this program foster a strong and beneficial relationship between local enterprises and worldwide buyers.

Best regards,

BCCI signature

Raju Man Bajracharya

Bhaktapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Location

Bagmati, Nepal

Industry Supported

  • Handmade product and fashion accessories
  • Target industries: Handicrafts, tourism and agriculture
  • Main products: Jewelry, garments, ceramicware, wooden and metal crafts

Reported endorsed

Fashion accessories

Member services

  • Business consultancy, including lobbying and advocacy on behalf of entrepreneurs, and providing advice on industry upgrades, design trends and QC
  • Business forums that allow local exporters to meet foreign buyers and receive feedback about their products
  • Bridging the industry’s export community and the government at central and provincial levels

Affiliations and Endorsements

Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry

Logo - Bali Exporting Development Organization (BEDO)Dear Buyers,

On behalf of the Bali Export Development Organization (BEDO) and our members, I would like to thank you for your interest in sourcing leather products from Bali.

BEDO is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization based in Bali, founded in May 2006. Our mission is to empower local entrepreneurs to reach international standards of export quality. The organization focuses on capacity-building and offers a comprehensive service package, which includes training, consultancy, information sharing and

skills development.

We work very closely with our affiliates such as the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries, a government agency from the Netherlands, and Voluntary Service Overseas International. We also cooperate with the National Agency for Export Development, a local government agency, the Bali International Consulting Group and Bali Creative Community.

BEDO promotes members’ products to the international market, and builds partnerships with overseas chambers of commerce and trade support organizations. We arrange export management and marketing training led by technical experts from Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and the US. With 72 members, our organization works to raise awareness on environmental issues such as sustainable materials, waste management and reduction of CO2 emissions.

BEDO spearheads social programs. We concentrate on helping the disabled find job opportunities by enhancing their work capabilities and technical skills. Currently, 16 of our members provide jobs for people with disabilities. Our members are export-oriented manufacturers of products including furniture, handicrafts, home decor, terra cotta, ceramics, fashion products, textiles and jewelry.

BEDO is grateful for the support offered by Hinrich Foundation, the Export Service Centre and Global Sources to help promote Bali exports to buyers overseas. The Indonesia Sourcing Report: Leather Products and the supplier websites on Global Sources online will help bring quality Bali products to world markets. This, in turn, will provide sustainable livelihood opportunities for local businesses and artisans.

Best regards,

Erni Margiono

BEDO chairperson

Bali Exporting Development Organization

Location

Bali, Indonesia

Industries supported

Furniture, Handicrafts, Home decor, Apparel & Jewelry

Reports endorsed

Indonesia Leather Products, Home Decor

Services

  • Expo & conference
  • Export advice & consultancy
  • Export knowledge training
  • Export seminars
  • Export training handbooks

VCCIDear Buyers,

Greetings from Vietnam!

On behalf of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Promotion Center (SMEPC) of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Ho Chi Minh Branch (VCCI-HCM) and our members, I would like to thank you for interest in Vietnam products.

SMEPC is one of 10 functional departments of VCCI-HCM with more than 3,000 member enterprises located in Ho Chi Minh city and 6 neighboring dynamic provinces (Lam Dong, Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh and Long An). Since its inception in 1993 in Ho Chi Minh city, SMEPC has been working for the promotion of SMEs in the south of Vietnam with various supporting projects and activities such as seminars, conferences, forums, workshops, trainings, business matching events, abroad business missions for local SMEs development with foreign business partners.

We try to strengthen our members’ competitiveness by creating conductive environment for SME managers to update professional knowledge and upgrade business management skills. Our members are manufacturers and exporters of various products, including textiles and garments, leather and shoes, wood art working and processing, furniture, ceramics, metal, mechanical engineering, jewelry, paper, natural fiber, and more.

We would like to thank the Hinrich Foundation for assisting our qualified member suppliers to reach buyers worldwide and for their promotion of sustainable development in emerging markets.

Best regards,

Nguyen Duc Binh

Director of SMEPC, VCCI – Ho Chi Minh City Branch

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Location

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Industries supported

Textiles, garments, footwear, furniture, ceramics and more

Member services

  • Support projects and programs to boost up the development of SMEs
  • Workshops and business matching meetings
  • Fora and talk shows to educate SMEs
  • Short course training programs on business management skills for SMEs

Buyer services

  • Organize various buyer-seller matching events
  • Provide a comprehensive list of members in a contact book

HAWADear Buyers,

Greetings from Vietnam!

On behalf of the members of the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh (HAWA), we would like to thank you for your interest in Vietnam products.

HAWA was established as a non-governmental organization and volunteer association in 1990. It has over 400 company members operating in the fields of wood processing, handicrafts, timber, machinery and service.

In 2017, we are launching Vietnam WoodMac exhibition – a wood machinery and material exhibition. We are also the organizer of Hoa Mai, (a furniture design competition), and Hoa Sen (a souvenir/gift design competition) to honor and promote the creativity of Vietnam manufacturers in the furniture and handicrafts industries.

We would like to thank the Hinrich Foundation for assisting our qualified member suppliers to reach buyers worldwide and for their promotion of sustainable development in emerging markets.

Best regards,

Bui Huu Them

Office Manager, Handicraft & Wood Industry Association

Handicraft & Wood Industry Association

Location

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Industries supported

Handicrafts and wooden furniture

Member services

  • Participation in international trade fairs
  • Information on market, technology and other sector related issues
  • Training courses & seminars
  • Handicraft design awards

Buyer services

Local trade shows

Logo - Artisans Association of CambodiaDear Buyers,

Thank you for your interest in products from Cambodia!

The Artisans’ Association of Cambodia (AAC) members featured here all offer export-quality products, designed with overseas buyers in mind. All are made with traditional techniques by organizations that focus on skills development and job creation for needy and hardworking people. Their products speak volumes of the passion and attention that the individual producers and organizations put into each item.

I invite you to contact me at the AAC, or our members directly, to discuss your sourcing needs. On behalf of all members of the Artisans’ Association of Cambodia, I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Hinrich Foundation and Global Sources for offering the Developing County Export Assistance Program to our export suppliers.

It is truly a win-win-win program—with buyers getting great products to help grow their sales, our members earning money to support their work in a sustainable manner, and the individual workers who can support themselves and their families through their own efforts.

Best regards,

arti

MEN Sinoeun

Executive Director

Artisans’ Association of Cambodia

Artisans Association of Cambodia

Location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Industries supported

Garments, tourism, agriculture & construction

Member services

  • Training and direct assistance in the areas of organizational development, management, marketing & communication and design & product development.
  • Support in accessing local and international markets
  • Opportunities to participate in local and international exhibitions
  • Affiliation to an internationally-certified Fair Trade organization