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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
Takayo Shinji, CITP|FIBP – Logistics and Customs Specialist

With a strong sense of purpose and direction for her career, and her experience and accomplishments in hand, Takayo Shinji, CITP|FIBP is poised to make waves in global trade in the years to come.

Lan Zheng, CITP|FIBP – International Sales Manager

Since moving from China to study in Nova Scotia, Lan Zheng has enjoyed success in her current position with Victoria Co-operative Fisheries.

Nord Mensah, CITP|FIBP – Professor and Program Coordinator

After over 15 years in logistics with the Royal Canadian Navy, Nord Mensah now runs Fanshawe College’s International Business Management program.

Feasibility of International Trade
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.

Ontario is seizing global opportunities to increase international trade for its businesses

With globalization, evolving trade agreements and increased competition, the province is taking action to help Ontario businesses expand their international trade to new markets through Ontario’s Global Trade Strategy, Seizing Global Opportunities.

How can global entrepreneurs overcome their biggest challenges?

To get a glimpse into the situations global entrepreneurs face and put our fingers on some great solutions, we assembled a panel of experts who have been there, done that, and are helping others successfully enter international waters as global business owners.

Import Export Trade Management
How international businesses can become more environmentally friendly without sacrificing profitability

There are many ways businesses of all sizes can change their practices to become more environmentally friendly, while also reaping other benefits along the way.

6 ways to make your global business greener

Going green has become the focus of businesses and consumers looking for ways to lessen their impact on the environment and work toward a better future. Here’s how you can do it right.

7 examples of how product liability laws change from country to country

Product liability laws vary in each country you do business in – here’s 7 examples from major markets to understand the differences and prepare accordingly.

International Trade Finance
7 Delivery costs to budget for in your export strategy

Exporters need to keep these 7 services in mind when managing international deliveries, and budget accordingly, to take advantage of them when needed.

How Bitcoin could shake up international trade

The time has come for those in global business to look at how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will affect international trade finance.

Banks working together to help bridge Asia’s trade finance gap

Despite increasing regulatory challenges, banks are collaborating to help bridge Asia’s trade finance gap.

Market Entry Strategies
6 quick ways you can avoid cultural faux pas in foreign markets

Cultural etiquette varies in sometimes subtle, and sometimes not so subtle ways around the world. Here are 6 quick ways you can brush up on the nuances of etiquette in any foreign market and avoid committing an embarrassing faux pas.

It’s time to develop your Plan B in case NAFTA is terminated – here’s how

What would happen if the United States decided to terminate NAFTA, and how can you prepare a NAFTA Plan B to handle the potential resulting scenarios?

What I learned from 20 years of experience in tough emerging markets

Here are the tremendous insights I learned about the issues that really impact whether a company succeeds or fails internationally in emerging markets.

Develop the perfect brand name for your business with these 7 simple steps

A brand identity is how an organization wants its name, communication style, logo or mark, and other visual elements to be perceived by consumers. The…

With the right marketing metrics, you can improve your strategy and meet customer needs

How should you use marketing metrics to decide what data to gather, analyze the available information and make decisions regarding your business future?

Top 5 international marketing tips straight from the experts

We’ve gathered 5 international marketing tips straight from the experts to help you avoid the pitfalls and set your company up for success in the transition from domestic to international markets.

How global business education made the business world more accessible to me

The FITT-accredited program taught me everything from international marketing to global supply chain logistics. As someone who lacked physical experience in the global workforce, the program’s global business education equipped me with the tools I needed in order to succeed.

Practical training was the competitive edge I needed to land my first job in international trade. It can be yours too.

FITTskills provided the details and practical training I was looking for, and it was a huge part in earning my first job at the Asia Pacific Foundation.

24 Questions to help you find the right international markets for expansion

How do you narrow down potential markets from the entire world, to a particular geographic area, country and region? These 24 international market research questions can help.