AMERICA'S SALES COMPANY TO AFRICA
NOVEMBER 2011 FEATURED MEMBER:
AFRICAN WOOD, INC.
WILMINGTON, DE, November, 2011 - World Trade Center Delaware is pleased to announce African Wood, Inc. has been chosen as the featured member for the month of November, 2011.
Who: African Wood, Inc.
Where: Wilmington, DE
What: African Wood is Delaware’s and the United States’ sales people to Africa. They obtain information, organize, and enhance consumer knowledge to ensure quicker informed decision making.
Services: African Wood's services include product placement, trade and craft shows, and merchandising of African products in the U.S. market and U.S. products in the African market. Also through African Wood's website www.AfriDocSearch.com they collect, process, verify, rate, list, map, and monitor static and dynamic African health care data. The company trades locally as Afrwood Brands America, where they sell Kenya Premium Tea to ethnic and chain stores. Their tea can also be purchased through their website www.afrwoodbrands.com.
Distinctiveness: African Wood’s availability of information helps health care providers and facilities in Africa to improve their service delivery, due to the completion in the market place. This availability of information also helps to eliminate unlicensed and unqualified health providers, resulting in reduced unfair completion as well as enhancement of quality service delivery. Allocating value added products in the supply chain ensures a market for African manufacturers and availability of quality products to American consumers.
Trivia: - What does the 2008 ammendent to the The US Lacey Act do?
a) Ensures no illegal timber is imported into any country and encourages proper management of timber resources in Africa.
b) Is designed to ensure that other countries obtain African timber cheaply, in order to supply the USA markets with cost effective timber products.
c) Is the groundbreaking ammendent to the 100 year old statute that now can defeat illegal logging and plant trade. The ammendent to the Lacey Act requires importers to declare the country of origin of harvest and species name of all plants contained in their products, prohibits all trade in plant and plant products (ie; furniture, paper, or lumber) that are illegally sourced from any U.S. state or foreign country, and establishes penalties for violation of the Act, that include forfeiture of goods, vessels, ﬁnes, and even jail time.