Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, it is the second busiest airport in Canada. The port of Vancouver is in the north, a high way to the Unite States is in the south, Richmond has complete 'hardware' for trade, what Richmond need reinforce is 'software', including information integration, talent gathering, clear vision and strategy making.  Richmond's trade sector needs to focus more on developing service  of international trade. Because  the  opportunities on merchandise trade are very limited  based on small market and resources oriented in Canada, services, especially information services,  have broader market.   The role of associations and chambers of commerce needs a corresponding strategic shift, making Richmond a service center for trade.