COVID-19 update from FITT President & CEO

20/03/2020

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interconnected globe

To all valued members of the FITT community,

The coronavirus outbreak is being felt globally and is a serious concern for everyone. It is important that we all take the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our families and our communities.

Last week at FITT we joined the many organizations adjusting to a work-from-home environment in order to protect our staff, clients, and “flatten the curve” by playing our part in reducing the impact of COVID-19 on our global community. This was our first step.

The second step is looking to the future. From a business perspective, and global economic perspective, we are dealing with unprecedented and unpredictable times.

And whether we are working from home or from our “home offices,” the FITT team is committed to leveraging our network of international trade experts to help each other meet the unique challenges of today and tomorrow and how COVID-19 will affect business continuity.

How can FITT help you?

A crucial activity in this initiative is to ensure we are all staying informed through credible sources. This is the role the FITT team is taking part in – providing as much relevant and actionable information as we can to support trade practitioners and the international businesses we serve.

We are looking especially at the economic impact, and being prepared to navigate risks today so that we are prepared for the future, however that may look.

Valuable resources from FITT

Please follow the links below for a collection of valuable resources. Check back often, as we will continue to add information as we receive it.
FITTforTrade.com/COVID19-Resources
TradeReady.ca/COVID19-Resources

If there are resources or information you are seeking, please let us know how we can help you navigate COVID-19.

Wishing you health and safety,

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Caroline Tompkins, CAE, CITP
President & CEO
Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

About the author

Caroline Tompkins, CITP|FIBP

Author: Caroline Tompkins, CITP|FIBP

Caroline has served as President & CEO of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) for over 21 years. She is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal holder for her outstanding contribution to Canada's trade community.

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