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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
Adrian Skowron, CITP|FIBP – International Trade Advisor

Even at a young age, Adrian Skowron was deeply interested in global news and trade, and he has now turned that interest into a successful career.

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.

Import Export Trade Management
4 ways technology can help you grow your international business in 2017

As you plan to improve your business in 2017, you should look at some key technologies that can help you manage your customers, your data and your products.

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.

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.

Your guide to 10 global business acronyms you need to know

There’s a lot of global business acronyms, and it can be hard to keep track of them all. Here’s a guide to help you keep them all straight and explain them.

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:

Supply Chain Management
What do customs brokers do, and how can they help your business?

Customs brokers clear shipments of imported goods, prepare required documentation for export shipments and collect duties and taxes.

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?