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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
20/06/2018
Gordon Zhang, CITP|FIBP – International Sales Manager

For most people, an understanding of the importance of international trade is something that develops during their post-secondary education or in their career. For Gordon…

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.

Feasibility of International Trade
12/10/2018
How to price your import or export products and remain profitable

Doing business in international markets is different from handling domestic business transactions on many levels. A company that has decided to export its product or…

04/10/2018
Going global requires a serious investment in know-how – there is no free lunch

Here’s why global business needs to invest in building know-how with international business talent development and training for employees.

24/08/2018
The early warning signs that you need a risk management strategy

Learn the early warning signs that you need a risk management strategy and get a handy checklist of the key risks facing global businesses today.

Import Export Trade Management
09/09/2018
Rest assured, trade will triumph over the Trump tariff tumult

The odds are very good for a tumultuous short-term for trade with a renewed and stable trade environment following on its heels.
Here are the actions we could take over the next few years to weather the choppy seas we face now and be ready to sail into the relative calm of the future.

13/08/2018
4 ways improving your business’s social and environmental responsibility can boost profits

Championing social and environmental causes can both save and make money. Here’s how.

26/07/2018
Ontario training grant expands to allow more businesses to qualify

In March 2018 the Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG), a useful training grant for Ontario employers, announced several changes including an expansion to allow more businesses to qualify for “small business status” and an increase in funding.

International Trade Finance
12/10/2018
How to price your import or export products and remain profitable

Doing business in international markets is different from handling domestic business transactions on many levels. A company that has decided to export its product or…

05/10/2018
Fintech facilitates seamless international payments

Supply chains are a major talking point in the business world at the moment. Ongoing pressures on international trade, from struggling Brexit negotiations to the…

20/08/2018
China, anti-globalization and emerging markets – how fintech is facilitating trade in a tough environment

Technology is playing a crucial role in paving the trade landscape we see today. New trade fintech capabilities are coming to the fore and presenting the opportunity to enhance existing processes.

Market Entry Strategies
31/08/2018
How to seize global business opportunities with a successful go-to-market strategy

When it comes to global trade we are currently experiencing a period of profound changes. We have reached a level of volatility that, arguably, seems…

29/08/2018
From student to teacher, how global business training has shaped my rewarding career

Throughout my career I was able to grow in two ways:  professionally and academically. Here’s my story of career success through the right training and experience.

16/08/2018
5 cities to look at first in your global business expansion plan

While finding the right location for your global business expansion will depend on your unique business plan, there are some locations around the world that are universally business friendly. Here are 5 great places to start.

Marketing&Sales
25/09/2018
How do I choose an e-commerce solution that fits my small business?

Retail e-commerce continues to reach new levels of growth and is expected to surpass the global revenue mark of $4 trillion USD by 2021. As…

13/09/2018
Going global? How to take your brand beyond borders to your new target markets

Going global with your business opens new doors and brings countless opportunities but launching a brand across borders is no small feat. It pays to…

07/09/2018
Use an integrated e-commerce model to set your business up for online success

Setting up international e-commerce has its challenges. Things to consider and prepare for include setting up an integrated model and localizing sites for international markets. Here’s how.

Research&Development
11/10/2018
Celebrating the next wave of potential business leaders: 2017 FITT Educational Award Winners

We are honoured to present these four outstanding students with a 2017 FITT Educational Award, and look forward to seeing their careers blossom.

10/07/2018
Find the best recruits for your business with the power of ‘I-you’

Why does recruiting often feel impersonal, and how can that change? Here’s how you can quickly connect with and hire potential employees.

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!