Incoterms 2020 & COVID-19 – Protecting your business and supply chain through diligent contracts

To help get some answers on how SMEs can protect their supply chains and their businesses during this time of disruption we brought together experts in supply chain management, contracts, customs and the Incoterms® 2020 rules to answer key questions on how SMEs can protect themselves and have confidence in their international transactions.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.

COVID-19 effects & next steps for your global business: experts weigh in on Twitter

To get some answers on the effects and next steps for businesses of all shapes and sizes during the covid-19 crisis, we assembled a team of experts to provide advice and resources on Twitter. Read the highlights below and follow the links for more information.

Pamela Hyatt

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.

The 5 most common mistakes SMEs make in drafting purchase and sales contracts + solutions for SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis

Many SMEs are active in global business and have recently encountered conflicts or will soon experience disputes with their suppliers. Here are 5 common mistakes SMEs make with their supplier contracts and how to solve them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram is a business development expert at Willson International (www.willsonintl.com), focusing on non-resident importers. He is a seasoned global business expert with over 14 years of experience in international trade compliance and supply chain. He is passionate about the export and import process, including negotiation, logistics, finance, customs clearance, and Incoterms 2020. Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahim-mohtaram/

COVID-19 update from FITT President & CEO

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.

Caroline Tompkins, CITP|FIBP

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.

COVID-19 Resources

  The coronavirus outbreak is being felt globally and is a serious concern for everyone. It is important that we all take the necessary steps…

Guide: How COVID-19 delays could affect your supply chain from contracts to insurance and custom clearance

Coronavirus will continue to be a cause for delay and non-delivery of goods and services for at least the next few months. Here are the aspects of your contracts and supply chain processes you should look at to prepare and mitigate risk.

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram is a business development expert at Willson International (www.willsonintl.com), focusing on non-resident importers. He is a seasoned global business expert with over 14 years of experience in international trade compliance and supply chain. He is passionate about the export and import process, including negotiation, logistics, finance, customs clearance, and Incoterms 2020. Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahim-mohtaram/

China too risky? Do you need a new strategy for your FDI in the face of COVID-19?

The combination of U.S.-China trade frictions and the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and subsequent disruption to the Chinese economy and global supply chain, give cause to more deeply evaluate Asia market entry and development strategies.

Peter Gray

Peter Gray

Peter Gray, CITP, is a B2B sales, marketing and business development professional with a diverse background and underpinning record of successes in building businesses, developing people & partnerships, and creating growth opportunities for leading multinationals operating in the ASEAN building materials, MRO & OEM industrials, and DIY consumer goods sectors.

Looking to diversify? Here’s how and why you should consider entering African markets

When looking at new markets to pursue, the African continent offers many opportunities through its various markets, regions, and growing economy. Here’s how and where to enter African markets successfully.

FITT Team

FITT Team

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. We offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government. And our international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world.

How to job hunt during a global pandemic

If you are job hunting, whether due to unemployment or a longing for new opportunities, there are a few things you need to do differently to find your next role during the pandemic.

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.