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Trade Technologies Partners with the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce to Offer Online Canadian Chamber Certifications

Making Canadian Exporters More Competitive in Fast Growing Asian and Middle Eastern Markets

February, 2013/AUSTIN, TX—Trade Technologies, the global leader in international trade document solutions, announced today that the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia, Canada will exclusively utilize Trade Technologies' web-based global trade platform to produce digital Certificates of Origin and other electronic Chamber Certifications.

Online certificates of origin and other chamber certifications will enable all Canadian companies, not just members of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, a more convenient and less expensive process by eliminating courier fees, the time needed to visit their local chamber office and reducing the cost of each certification. This electronic process allows immediate delivery to exporters guaranteeing a faster turnaround time, reducing costs and increasing efficiencies for Canada's growing exports.

“We are pleased to partner with the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce to bring Canadian exporters an enhanced and accelerated international documentary trade processing system,” said Kirk Lundburg, CEO of Trade Technologies. “Trade Technologies has been a leader in automating the production and delivery of international trade documents and the addition of digital Certificates of Origin and other Chamber Certifications is an important extension of those efforts that will make Canadian companies more competitive and profitable.”

“Export diversification is strategically critical to maintain Canada’s prosperity. The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has always been a high volume certificate of origin producer for local businesses. Now with the Trade Technologies digital platform, we can offer a faster service at a lower cost, to a broader cross section of Canadian exporters, not just local companies,” says General Manager George Duffy. “We are also opening a portal to a full range of digital documentation services that will help make Canadian business more competitive.”

Trade Technologies has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, and Singapore.

About Trade Technologies

Founded in 1999, Trade Technologies (www.tradetechnologies.com) is the largest global provider of trade document services and software. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Trade Technologies provides leading exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks with trade document solutions, training and consulting.

The Company’s web-based TradeSharp platform and outsourced services enable customers to streamline their operations, save money, accelerate payments, and eliminate discrepancies traditionally involved in international letter of credit, documentary collections and open account transactions. More than 1,500 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders depend on Trade Technologies’ services to process almost $10 billion in international trade transactions each year. Globally, Trade Technologies is presenting original letter of credit and other trade documents online to 66 examination offices of 24 banks in 13 countries.

Trade Technologies was named by Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.” In 2015, Trade Technologies was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Export Services by the U.S. Department of Commerce and was selected by CIO Review Magazine for its annual list of the 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers. Trade Technologies was voted the “Best Trade Tech Solutions Company” in 2012 by readers of Trade Finance Magazine. In 2011, Trade Technologies won the Presidential “E” Award for Exports through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export growth. In 2010, the Company was awarded a patent on the TradeSharp software platform and process.