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.

7 virtual international business events to keep you connected and inspired

There have never been more opportunities to access the brightest minds in the business world. So add these seven virtual business events to your calendar.

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.

How rapidly changing Canadian policy shifts are affecting your supply chain – and what to do about it

Alongside the human health and economic impacts of COVID-19, this has also been a period of rapidly shifting government policy. Here’s how those changing policies are affecting international supply chains for Canadian businesses.

Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew

Mark Agnew is the Senior Director of International Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for managing the Chamber’s international work, including on trade policy, B7/B20 as well as Business at OECD. Prior to starting at the Canadian Chamber, he worked for the UK government on trade and economic policy issues at the British High Commission in Ottawa where he was responsible for leading UK work in Canada pertaining to Brexit, the EU-Canada CETA.

Revitalize your business through product adaptation: Stage 2 – Design

In a challenging economy, agile businesses are the ones who come out the winners. Adapt or die, as the saying goes. This article series explores the four general stages of product development, continuing with the design stage.

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.

10 things you can do from home to boost your export business

Ten things you can do from home to support your export business during the coronavirus crisis, once you’ve dealt with the urgent.

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura is Director at Sunny Sky Solutions (www.sunnyskysolutions.com), supporting overseas companies across Latin America. Gabriela specialises in market research, distributor recruitment, soft-landing and trade missions across the region, from her base in Montevideo, Uruguay.