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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
27/07/2018
Quick Read: Unsure if you’re ready to go global? Start by identifying gaps

Before an organization embarks on a new international market, it’s important to assess the organization’s current conditions, attitudes and resources and identify any gaps.

25/05/2018
Here’s how to factor in the costs of ethical sourcing to your bottom line

While generating profit remains a primary goal, many organizations are embracing ethical sourcing. Here’s how to figure out how the costs of ethical sourcing will affect your bottom line.

13/04/2018
4 ways to protect your intellectual property in foreign markets

Intellectual Property can be the distinguishing factor and main driver of revenue for an organization. Here are 4 ways to protect yours.

Import Export Trade Management
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.

19/07/2018
5 simple steps to a successful compliance program

Companies need to adopt a new mind-set, a proactive compliance strategy that embraces export compliance company-wide to mitigate the real and significant risks of violations. 

International Trade Finance
10/08/2018
4 Causes of global business disputes and how to avoid them

Disputes can be time consuming and costly, but they are also a reality of doing business. Here’s how to identify and handle them effectively.

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.

16/07/2018
How could cryptocurrency impact global supply chains?

Is there something behind the claims that the technology behind cryptocurrency is one of the most important fintech advancements in history? Here are the possible impacts on global supply chains.

Market Entry Strategies
30/07/2018
How to decide if it’s feasible for your company to diversify into new global markets

We asked the experts how companies can figure out if it’s feasible to diversify into new global markets at this month’s live #TradeElite Twitter chat. We were overwhelmed with practical advice, tips, tools and resources. Here are the highlights.

06/07/2018
You asked CITPs anything and they answered!

To help set you on the road to export success, we gave you an opportunity to ask three expert CITPs all of your biggest questions about taking your business international in a Facebook Live event.

08/06/2018
Ethics and your international business – where to start

Ethics provide a foundation of the shared values and acceptable behaviour that establish an organization as a group of individuals working toward shared goals. This is especially crucial to success in global markets.

Marketing&Sales
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.

01/08/2018
5 tips to create products and content that scale globally

Companies that have any hope of growing, competing, and succeeding internationally will need to think outside their home country—and this means adopting a global-first mindset to scale globally. Here’s how.

17/07/2018
3 ways technology can help you keep the human touch in your global service

How can you offer consistently great global service across continents without people on the ground? Used well, digitalisation will help you do that.

Research&Development
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!

27/03/2018
How the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the business-customer relationship

Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly well-known, we’re exploring ways for both businesses and customers to make the most of these connected “household” things.