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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
18/04/2018
Naveed Agha, CITP|FIBP – Managing Director

Naveed Agha is Managing Director of Raziq International Inc., specializing in sales and marketing for baking and food ingredients, and serving as representatives for some major companies

11/04/2018
Mohamed Ben Mbarek, CITP|FIBP – Release Customs Analyst

Once he arrived in Montreal from Tunisia, Mohamed quickly set his eyes on a career in international trade, which checked off all of his boxes for a potential new career path.

21/03/2018
Jason Fischer, CITP|FIBP – Crude Oil Scheduler

For over 15 years, Jason Fischer has worked in high-level positions for some of the biggest companies in Canada, dealing with massive rail shipping networks and other forms of transportation.

Feasibility of International Trade
25/05/2018
Here’s how to factor in the costs of ethical sourcing to your bottom line

While generating profit remains a primary goal, many organizations are embracing ethical sourcing. Here’s how to figure out how the costs of ethical sourcing will affect your bottom line.

13/04/2018
4 ways to protect your intellectual property in foreign markets

Intellectual Property can be the distinguishing factor and main driver of revenue for an organization. Here are 4 ways to protect yours.

20/11/2017
Getting the funding you need to go global

In this month’s #TradeElite Twitter chat, we sought to explore the practical aspects of obtaining the funding needed to enter global markets for the first time.

Import Export Trade Management
08/06/2018
Ethics and your international business – where to start

Ethics provide a foundation of the shared values and acceptable behaviour that establish an organization as a group of individuals working toward shared goals. This is especially crucial to success in global markets.

06/06/2018
4 international business professionals tell us how the CITP designation helped them find career success

International business is competitive, complex and full of opportunities. 4 international business professionals tell us how the right training and certification helped them find success when facing challenges in their industries.

17/05/2018
4 ways to identify and mitigate the political risks of global business

To ensure successful operation overseas, business managers should take time to understand and plan for potential political risks.

International Trade Finance
17/05/2018
4 ways to identify and mitigate the political risks of global business

To ensure successful operation overseas, business managers should take time to understand and plan for potential political risks.

11/05/2018
Non-paying international clients – when and how should you start collections procedures?

Where open account terms result in non-payment by the importer, the exporter must commence collections procedures. Here’s how.

02/03/2018
Six steps to investing abroad

If a Canadian company owns all or part of a business in a foreign country, it is engaging in Canadian direct investment abroad, or CDIA. Such firms are not necessarily large businesses—many small to medium-sized Canadian enterprises (SMEs) are discovering that investing abroad can have many benefits, including:

Market Entry Strategies
08/06/2018
Ethics and your international business – where to start

Ethics provide a foundation of the shared values and acceptable behaviour that establish an organization as a group of individuals working toward shared goals. This is especially crucial to success in global markets.

30/05/2018
How can your business get a competitive edge in global markets?

In business, establishing an edge over the competition is the holy grail. We asked the experts how businesses can achieve this, and they really delivered. Check out this month’s #TradeElite chat recap for more!

14/05/2018
4 things you should do to structure your business for international growth

While growth is an admirable goal, one of the biggest mistakes businesses make is to grow without a business structure in place to support its expanding operations.

Marketing&Sales
03/05/2018
6 international sales tactics to grow your business

To grow your business globally today, you need to understand why many traditional international sales tactics are not working and how to develop an effective sales strategy that works.

03/04/2018
Take your international marketing into the 21st century with the 4 Es

The 4 Es of marketing – experience, everyplace, exchange and evangelism – is taking over as an alternative to the traditional 4 Ps approach due to the digital age.

29/03/2018
Four ways that in-market visits enable you to maximize foreign market opportunities

You’ve finished conducted your market research. You’ve identified trade and investment opportunities you want to pursue in your target market, you’ve examined your company’s ability…

Research&Development
30/05/2018
How can your business get a competitive edge in global markets?

In business, establishing an edge over the competition is the holy grail. We asked the experts how businesses can achieve this, and they really delivered. Check out this month’s #TradeElite chat recap for more!

27/03/2018
How the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the business-customer relationship

Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly well-known, we’re exploring ways for both businesses and customers to make the most of these connected “household” things.

06/03/2018
3 types of green technology that will change the future of international trade

As an industry that could soon be radically changed by developments of green technology, here are some of the most exciting ways that green technology could change the future of international trade.