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CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
15/11/2017
Ronak Patel, CITP|FIBP – Logistics Coordinator

After earning his FITT Diploma and working in logistics for over two years, Ronak Patel is excited about how his designation will now help his career.

08/11/2017
Laura Dalby, CITP|FIBP – Senior Trade Commissioner

Laura Dalby is the Senior Trade Commissioner responsible for Canada’s commercial and economic relations with both Guatemala and Belize.

25/10/2017
Irene Jeremic, CITP|FIBP – President and CEO, College Professor

Irene Jeremic runs a successful market research and consulting business at TheTableau Inc., and teaches law and international business at Vancouver Career College.

Feasibility of International Trade
13/11/2017
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.

17/07/2017
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.

12/06/2017
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)?

Import Export Trade Management
17/11/2017
3 things I learned from the thought leaders at Your Future in Global Markets 2017

I attended Your Future in Global Markets – 2017 International Business Conference in October and here are the top 3 take aways I learned from thought leaders

09/11/2017
New Magnitsky Law adds level of compliance scrutiny for Canadian companies

On October 18, Canada enacted the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, also known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law.

07/11/2017
Could the UK really join NAFTA?

As a post-Brexit UK faces serious hurdles to reaching a trade deal with the EU, rumours abound over the possibility of a UK-NAFTA trade bloc. But is this a likely scenario or a real long-shot?

International Trade Finance
14/11/2017
Use this export costing sheet to track your spending and keep your business profitable

An export costing sheet details the costs involved in supplying goods to a foreign importer, so you can track all the costs involved in a transaction.

02/11/2017
The ways in which trade policy is shaped, risk is analysed and finance is extended are changing fast – here’s how

The world is changing and trade policy and the very framework trade operates on must change with it.

20/10/2017
What are export credit agencies and what role do they play in international trade?

Export credit agencies help companies grow their international sales volumes while making sure to manage the risks they take in international markets.

Market Entry Strategies
31/10/2017
The best approach to finding and signing new partners and distributors

Building relationships with partners and distributors is one of the best ways to grow your business and ensure market entry success. Here’s how to do it right.

26/10/2017
Grow your presence in Asian markets by negotiating better deals with your partners

If a “one size fits all” approach won’t work, what steps should you take to negotiate effective partnerships and expand your presence in Asian markets?

13/10/2017
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.

Marketing&Sales
10/11/2017
21 interview questions you should ask potential sales agents before hiring them

This list is not exhaustive but provides an example of the information that exporters should gather and use to screen potential sales agents.

18/10/2017
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.

12/10/2017
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.

Research&Development
14/11/2017
Use this export costing sheet to track your spending and keep your business profitable

An export costing sheet details the costs involved in supplying goods to a foreign importer, so you can track all the costs involved in a transaction.

22/09/2017
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.

18/09/2017
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.