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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
11/05/2017
Leslye Sanguino – CITP|FIBP – International Trade Advisor

Leslye Sanguino has risen quickly up the international trade ladder in the last few years, with experience in both the public and private sector.

27/04/2017
Paolo Filipponi, CITP|FIBP – Trade Commissioner

Paolo Filipponi’s father, a Senior Executive at Alitalia (Italy’s flag carrier airline), inspired him to follow his footsteps into an international career of his own.

19/04/2017
Tahir Khurshid, CITP|FIBP – Marketing Consultant

Tahir Khurshid is an expert in his field, with over 30 years of global experience working for companies like Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Mars and PepsiCo.

Import Export Trade Management
23/05/2017
The people have spoken: public opinion on free trade with China

The Trudeau government will need to convince Canadians that a free trade agreement with China is good for the Canadian economy, businesses, and workers.

18/05/2017
4 ways artificial intelligence is transforming trade

As the technology has matured, businesses in all industries are working hard to develop applications for AI that will boost their productivity and improve their operations.

10/05/2017
How training and education is keeping up with the ever-evolving global trade environment

In a year of so much change and hope for the future of global trade, it seems only fitting that this is also the time to launch the 7th edition of the FITTskills international business program.

International Trade Finance
04/05/2017
The impact of trade finance on your international business and supply chain

Trade finance, the esoteric, poorly understood branch of finance that deals with the financing of international trade, is in fact relatively straightforward at its core. It has proven effective in facilitating trade across every market on the globe for hundreds of years if not longer. Did you feel that? The sudden rush of adrenaline and flash of goose-bumps as you contemplated the mind-blowing implications of this statement? Work with me on this!

27/03/2017
New trade taxes may be coming – here’s how you could be affected

President Trump is considering, among other trade taxes, a new Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) – here’s what we know, and how you can curtail its impact.

21/03/2017
Can the banks come together to bring the benefits of blockchain to their clients?

Making blockchain a reality will take time and require a practical approach and collaboration between banking institutions.

Market Entry Strategies
19/05/2017
Avoid awkward cultural faux pas by doing the proper research

Cultural research is essential to help avoid mistakes, and this knowledge provides a solid foundation for getting started in new markets.

01/05/2017
8 secrets to a successful in-market meeting

I’ve been to 40+ countries in my career and created a finely-tuned approach for in-market meeting success. Here are 8 tips to get more out of your meetings!

20/04/2017
Is your next technology project team in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica offers a wealth of opportunities for Canadian exporters. Eight leading-edge technology companies are headed to Canada on a trade mission to help build these relationships.

Marketing&Sales
16/05/2017
4 lessons your company can learn from major e-commerce success stories

Over the past few decades, a number of businesses have risen from very humble beginnings and adapted their existing strategies to become titans of the e-commerce world. Here are 4 lessons your company can learn from them to find ecommerce success.

09/05/2017
Using quality and price to distinguish your products in the noisy global marketplace

There are two elements you need to carefully juggle so that you can tell your story properly, and these are Quality and Price; more specifically, the right quality at the right price.

08/05/2017
20 tips you can use to gain the most leads at any trade show

Here is a checklist of 20 trade show tips to follow to get the biggest benefits for your company out of any event.

Research&Development
17/05/2017
Top 5 market research tips straight from the experts

Market Research minimizes the risk of failure because you get to know who your target audience & establish their needs. Here are the top 5 market research tips straight from the experts.

15/05/2017
Turning your ideas into global products and services

During this month’s #TradeElite Twitter chat, we asked the professionals about the entire global products and services development process from research to marketing, in-market testing and compliance with local regulations.

12/05/2017
Considering global expansion? You might be ready to export if…

There are several areas organizations need to assess before launching into a new international trade venture. Here are the common characteristics of companies that are ready to export.

Supply Chain Management
04/05/2017
The impact of trade finance on your international business and supply chain

Trade finance, the esoteric, poorly understood branch of finance that deals with the financing of international trade, is in fact relatively straightforward at its core. It has proven effective in facilitating trade across every market on the globe for hundreds of years if not longer. Did you feel that? The sudden rush of adrenaline and flash of goose-bumps as you contemplated the mind-blowing implications of this statement? Work with me on this!

24/04/2017
What is Trump’s 45% tariff on Chinese imports, and how can I avoid it?

President Trump has also threatened to impose a 45% tariff on Chinese imports – how would this work, and what would be your options to bypass it?

07/04/2017
These should be the first steps in planning any supply chain

Planning any supply chain should start with knowledge of the company’s business plan and objectives.