TRADE POINT RWANDA as a member of the World Trade Point Federation (WTPF); has access to different integrated tools that were developed by the Federation. Among other powerful tools can be mentioned the Trade Point Integrated Website, the Electronic Trade Opportunities System (ETO) and the Global Trade Directory System (GTDS).
Through the ETO system (a powerful tool for trading), business proposals can be posted and others consulted. This gives products and services worldwide coverage. Thus, the ETO system is used to:
- disseminate trade leads;
- find new suppliers;
- discover promising markets;
- access the latest information on offers and demands
The objective of GTDS is to increase visibility of companies engaged in international trade and create a trustworthy trade environment. Company directories are an essential feature of any trade organization hoping to be able to influence the volume and values of its members’ trade transactions. In this sense, the GTDS is a fundamental tool giving Trade Points’ and their customers’ global reach.
The content of the GTDS comes from local Trade Point company databases. Registered companies gain increased worldwide visibility at a fraction of the cost of other directories. The trust factor is also important: they know they are dealing with potential trade partners that have been validated by a Trade Point and whose reliability is therefore guaranteed. From the Trade Point angle, the GTDS is one of the core services and constitutes a daily tool by means of which a Trade Point can promote its local business community. It also offers linkages to additional services developed by the local Trade Point.