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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
Helen Graham, CITP|FIBP – International Trade Consultant and Professor

Helen Graham, CITP|FIBP teaches at Nova Scotia Community College and at Cape Breton University’s MBA program, and runs Graham Global Management Services.

Bernadette Terry, CITP|FIBP – International Trade and Investment Professional

Bernadette Terry’s exceptional international trade skills and experience allowed her to start her own consulting company in 2016, BTI Global Innovation Inc.

Katherine McGregor, CITP|FIBP – SME Development, International Labour Organization

Katherine McGregor helps SMEs to modernize and improve their business and management practices as a pre-cursor to participating in international trade.

Feasibility of International Trade
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.

Can you do business in markets facing trade barriers? And should you?

How can businesses overcome trade barriers of all kinds in markets with potential (and should they)?

4 successful strategies your organization can use to manage risk

Risk management is vital to any organization. When developing a strategy to handle risk, create one that can fall into one or more of the four categories.

Import Export Trade Management
Are free trade agreements really free?

In this moment in history, it is a good time to revisit the benefits of free trade agreements, and consider how to make its benefits more widespread.

Aerospace conflict raises issues on competition and trade

A ruling from the U.S. Department of Commerce against Canadian-based airliner Bombardier issued Sept. 26 has raised concerns about American protectionism.

EDC and FITT Teaming up to Educate Canada’s Next Generation of Trade Leaders

(OTTAWA) – October 3, 2017 Export Development Canada (EDC) and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) today announced a formalized partnership to deliver enhanced…

International Trade Finance
3 simple tools to secure payment on your trade deal

Trade finance tools help importers and exporters structure contracts in a way to minimize cash flow risk while helping build relationships.

Overcome 3 of the biggest trade finance challenges with these tips

With some of the biggest trade finance challenges in mind, here’s some advice that will help smooth the path towards your trade finance success.

4 easy guarantees to protect your trade deal

When drafting a contract for a deal, it’s best to work in a set of guarantees. Here are four types of guarantees you should know when drafting a contract

Market Entry Strategies
Master the fundamentals of business contracts with these tips

In contrast to a promise or agreement, which are not binding, a contract is a legally enforceable arrangement with certain requirements to be binding.

These CETA infographics explain exactly how the free trade agreement will help businesses

The EU International Trade Department created a series of helpful CETA infographics detailing the benefits for several specific industries – take a look!

Why trade professionals need to be aware of changing environmental regulations

As more environmental regulations are put in place, it is important for trade professionals to know the various regulations at play in a given market.

How can consultants make a strong first impression to win over new international clients?

The independent consultant knows that the first image a potential buyer experiences is vital to the credibility of the pitch that follows.

Here’s what it’s like to travel for business to 10 different Chinese cities in 10 days

This past March stretched me me out of my comfort zone, as I had to travel for business to China and undertake my most arduous journey yet.

Ensure nothing gets lost in translation by using the 5 steps of translation equivalency

How do you ensure your translation work has the highest possible level of proximity, translation equivalency, and says exactly what you want it to say?

The 4 sample plans you need when researching new markets

When researching new markets, you need to have a plan in place to guide your efforts. These are 4 methods for sampling to help gather accurate information.

How will today’s tech innovations affect the future of your global business?

Find out what the experts in our latest #TradeElite Twitter chat had to say about how today’s tech innovations are already changing how we do business.

New government funding available to innovative Canadian businesses

The Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a new $1.26 billion Canadian government funding program supporting the improvement and advancement of groundbreaking products, processes, and services.