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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
Kristie Luk, CITP|FIBP – Trade Compliance Specialist

Kristie Luk, CITP|FIBP is excited to be working as a Trade Compliance Specialist at Farrow, handling trade and customs compliance projects for clients.

Nadine Storey, CITP|FIBP – Trade Commissioner

Nadine Storey, CITP|FIBP has been a Trade Commissioner in the Investment and Fintech sectors at Canada’s High Commission to the UK since 2013.

Steven Michaleski, CITP|FIBP – Zone Merchant

As a zone merchant, Steven assists the merchandising team with the development and execution of purchasing strategies to source grain from within Western Canada for end use markets, both domestically and overseas.

Import Export Trade Management
How should you adjust your international communication strategy when working virtually?

Working virtually adds an extra layer of complexity to our business relationships, so you’ll need to tailor your communication strategy accordingly.

Another trade myth debunked – exchange rates do not drive trade

A ploy in the criticism of domestic policies that have fostered unemployment through trade, is to blame the exchange rates of a country that is running a large surplus with America.

5 ways that free trade helps everybody

Though it has many opponents, free trade is often ideal for national economies and can benefit every nation, company, and individual who participates in it.

International Trade Finance
Get the details of your global business deals right the first time

Getting all of the research and assessment done to complete global business deals without missing any major issues requires a long-term commitment.

Blockchain for trade: Not all that glitters is gold

While financial institutions are trying to find out how much business they can gain by adopting blockchain technology, corporations are being more cautious.

These 5 factors will change the way you manage your cash flow

Cash flow planning is one of the most important aspects of running any business, and it is particularly important for companies in international trade.

Market Entry Strategies
Three key considerations to help build your ASEAN entry and growth strategy

For a successful ASEAN entry strategy, you must understand how those markets differ from yours and how to adapt your strategies to sustain your business.

Top 5 things you need to know to export your product to South Africa

As the ‘S’ in ‘BRICS’, South Africa has received some major attention as a top emerging market.

Colombia – a market worth exploring

If you’re looking for a new market to expand your business to, Colombia has a lot of market potential for many businesses to grow and succeed.

You can’t sell to a new market until you understand their politics

There is a tendency among some businesspeople to think that politics and law should be left to someone else. However, for international marketing, the political environment of a target market plays a critical role.

Is there really any difference between marketing domestically and internationally?

Do domestic and international markets really differ?The answer to this question is both yes and no.

Use Amazon Global Selling and Fulfillment to expand your small business

For SMEs beginning to explore international markets, Amazon Global Selling and Fulfillment by Amazon are great tools and support you can use to succeed.

You can conduct valuable secondary trade research from your desk – here’s how

Many small- and medium-sized companies will not have a substantial budget for conducting international trade research. These companies will often rely on secondary trade research as much as possible.

5 ways importing and exporting will be more challenging in Trump’s America

Here are five ways Trump is expected to make change the landscape for global importers and exporters:

7 skills every international business development professional needs to master

International business development professionals are widely recognized for playing a key role in the international trade profession. They work in a variety of international markets, growing their companies by developing new customers and maintaining relationships with their current customers.

Supply Chain Management
Establish the optimal level of customer service to keep your business profitable

Effective supply chain management aims to provide optimal customer service for minimal cost. However, companies cannot fulfill customer needs if they do not have a clear understanding of customer requirements.

7 characteristics that next gen supply chains must possess

The strategies and traits that worked for your supply chain in yesteryear might not be relevant in next gen supply chains – are you ready for the future?

It’s time for a new global manufacturing pact

The Auto Pact was great for North American manufacturers, but they’ve been hurt by recent FTAs. Can we create a new agreement to help global manufacturing?