About Us

January 22, 2013 mercadmin

import.exportMercato Trading Company is an international consulting and trade training company specializing in empowering our clients to succeed beyond their expectations and their borders.

The Mercato team is comprised of local and international consultants. With enthusiasm and dedication, our consultants provide expertise with a truly global focus for achieving success. Combined with their vast knowledge, diverse talents and broad experiences, our team has helped our clients to both identify and capitalize on the wealth of opportunities available in the realm of international trade.

Mercato’s experience spans over 50 countries and extends to virtually every economic sector. We recognize that our client’s exporting needs are as unique as they are. To meet these needs, we design our services to assist our clients in the following key strategic areas:

  • Export Development
    Enabling our clients to sell and market their products and services internationally with a focus on Small Micro & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMME).
  • Trade Missions & Matchmaking
    Design and facilitation of Trade Missions, including matchmaking services. Incoming or out going Trade Missions, we bring the buyers to you or bring you to the buyers. We ensure that donor money is utilized best possible and that the business owners get to maximize their investment.
  • Research & Delivery
    Full research services using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to provide private and public sector organizations with robust, insightful, and timely market, policy, client and/or organizational intelligence. With experience ranging from policy analyses, evaluation to market feasibility studies, Mercato is adept at undertaking original data collection and analysis of new and existing data to form a customized client sensitive solution.
  • Trade Policy Development
    Ensuring our clients have the knowledge and know how they need to succeed utilizing a full range of research & analysis services to assist with critical trade planning and trade policy review/development.
  • Capacity Building & Institutional Strengthening
    Enhancing our clients’ exporting ability with the design and delivery of customized mentoring, consulting, trade training and educational programs worldwide for International Financial Institutions (IFI), Government agencies and the private sector.

Our Mission Statement

“We make a living from what we receive and we make a life for what we give. If we are principled, enthusiastic and uncompromising in our goals, we can, and we will improve human, environmental and global conditions. In trade, in co-operation, in partnerships, in all activities.”

Our Clients

The world of international trade affects virtually every business in every conceivable sector, routinely presenting each of them with a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

Mercato was founded with a strong focus and commitment on the development of Small Micro and Medium sized (SMME) companies in every corner of the globe. In additional to working extensively with small business owners directly, we are constantly engaged in projects dedicated to the development of SMMEs. We are working globally on projects in partnership with government agencies, trade and industry associations, bilateral donors, multilateral agencies and others.

Our clients range from small business owners with no exporting experience looking to get started, to international organizations looking to take businesses to the next level.

To date, we have proudly assisted businesses and organizations from more than fifty (50) countries.

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