How can Canadian SMEs take advantage of CETA?

To explore the new opportunities presented by CETA, we asked some Canadian trade experts to share their take in this month’s #TradeElite Twitter chat.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Canadian SMEs can overcome CETA and Brexit uncertainty in Europe

How are Canadian SMEs responding to these tumultuous times? Is the European market still a viable destination for their economic success?

Anna Biolik

Anna Biolik

Dr. Anna Biolik, Chief Executive Advisor and VP with the Allam Advisory Group is a former Canadian Ambassador and diplomat with over 30 years of public and private sectors experience in diplomacy, international commerce, trade policy, and international governmental affairs.

CETA met with strong opposition on both sides of the Atlantic ahead of ratification

CETA was designed from the ground up to streamline the trade process between signing members, but has also been met with immense criticism on both sides of the Atlantic.

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan writes for Ashton College, a post-secondary college in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 1998, Ashton College is committed to providing innovative, real-world education with flexible attendance options for those wishing to enhance their skills or change careers

5 things you need to know about CETA

If CETA comes into effect, as early as 2016, it will eliminate 98% of the tariffs between the EU and Canada.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

What’s Canada’s game plan for CETA?

At the same time, my Canadian paranoia is making me wonder how Canada managed to convince the European Union to join us in a Canada Europe Trade Agreement.

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and was a Trade Commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the US as well as President of the Canadian Council for the Americas during NAFTA negotiations. He has been a multinational executive and entrepreneur and is now a College lecturer, keynote speaker, and author based in Montreal. (e.vita-finzi@sympatico.ca)

Why ‘Going Dutch’ is the gateway To Europe (CETA)

The Netherlands Matters To Canada “Canada’s relationship with the Netherlands is much bigger than most people think. It is a big, mature, multi-faceted relationship with…

Vincent Chetcuti

Vincent Chetcuti

EDEN COMMUNICATIONS is an Ottawa-based research, writing and editing company, which has been in business since 1979. Mr. Vincent Chetcuti (eden.com@sympatico.ca), a former entertainment journalist, is the sole proprietor of Eden Communications. He has considerable expertise and experience in the international trade field having completed hundreds of projects for such organizations as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Forum for International Trade Training, and Team Canada Inc.

How training and education is keeping up with the ever-evolving global trade environment

In a year of so much change and hope for the future of global trade, it seems only fitting that this is also the time to launch the 7th edition of the FITTskills international business program.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am a Content Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). You can find some of my work on TradeReady.ca. My background is in copywriting, journalism and social media. My passion lies in connecting people to the stories that are most important to them.

Export diversity beyond U.S. is key to long-term profitability for Canadian manufacturers

Even before it was clear that a sentiment of protectionism would inform the new U.S. administration’s trade policy, Canadian manufacturers identified the need to diversify exports beyond America.

Jeff Brownlee

Jeff Brownlee

Jeff Brownlee is head of Ottawa-based RainMaker Media and is a senior consultant to RandallAnthony Communications, service provider to Export Development Canada’s Exportwise.ca magazine. Previously, Brownlee served as VP of Public Affairs & Partnerships at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, and as a federal government press secretary for the Hon. John Manley, PC OC.

How can Canadian SMEs benefit from free trade agreements anyway?

For all the talk on free trade agreements, it can be hard to find SME-friendly information on how companies can benefit from them.

Tanita Alexandridis

Tanita Alexandridis

On EDC’s Advisory Services team, Tanita Alexandridis, CITP, directs Canadian companies to the wealth of resources and services that exist to help them gather market intelligence, enter their target markets, and mitigate some of the risks of exporting. She also contributes articles to My StartUp Canada, a resource for new entrepreneurs in Canada.

Does the Donald Trump era mark the end of multilateral trade?

While President Trump is not a big supporter of multilateral trade deals, the rest of the world might still continue negotiating new ones without the U.S.

Trevor Fairlie

Trevor Fairlie

Trevor Fairlie is a researcher at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, specializing in Trade, Investment and Innovation. Trevor is currently working towards his Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, and is a JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. His expertise includes trade and investment in the Asia Pacific, as well as Japanese and Korean domestic politics. Trevor can be reached at trevorfairlie@gmail.com or @trevorfairlie on Twitter. The views expressed in this article are Trevor's alone, and not those of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.