4 procurement and pricing strategies to mitigate the impact of increasing tariffs

When mitigating the impacts of increasing tariffs, you need to consider 4 important levers – procurement costs, supply chains, customers, and competitors.

Alain Meloche

Alain Meloche

Alain, a Harvard MBA, is the Global Practice Lead for the Internal Consulting Group, an international management consulting firm based in Australia. During his 25-year pricing career, he has built pricing strategies and led implementation efforts for a large number of companies selling internationally in a number of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical products, medical devices, high technology, telecommunications, logistics, financial services, and consumer goods.

Rest assured, trade will triumph over the Trump tariff tumult

The odds are very good for a tumultuous short-term for trade with a renewed and stable trade environment following on its heels.
Here are the actions we could take over the next few years to weather the choppy seas we face now and be ready to sail into the relative calm of the future.

Floyd Simpkins

Floyd Simpkins

A strong leader in the international business community, Floyd Simpkins, CITP has been contributing to trade and development for over three decades. His career spans both the public and private sector, as he has worked to promote trade and investment for the government of Ontario, helped individual businesses achieve global success, and positively impacted hundreds of careers by serving as a college and university professor. Floyd has also played an instrumental role in the development of the FITTskills curriculum.

How can you determine the impacts of changing tariffs on your products and services?

Missed the #TradeElite chat? Catch the recap featuring insights into the impacts of new tariffs, sources for staying up to date on the latest developments, and steps to take to ensure your contingency plan can protect your business.

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.

How can your international business stay ahead of tariffs and trade wars?

If you are worried about the possible effects of tariffs and trade wars on your international business you are not alone. Check out our #TradeElite Twitter chat recap below for insights from global trade experts.

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 is Trump’s 45% tariff on Chinese imports, and how can I avoid it?

President Trump has also threatened to impose a 45% tariff on Chinese imports – how would this work, and what would be your options to bypass it?

Jen Diaz and Taylor Jones

Jen Diaz and Taylor Jones

Jennifer Diaz is the founder of Diaz Trade Law, a law firm specializing in Customs and International trade law. Jennifer regularly assists clients with issues relating to the import and export of merchandise to and from the United States and expediting supply chains with robust pre-compliance programs. Ms. Diaz is an expert in working with the many Federal agencies that regulate trade, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Ms. Diaz is the editor of the prominent Customs and International Trade Law Blog, and author of the Top 10 Tips When Importing/Exporting. Email Jennifer (info@diaztradelaw.com) for your free copy today. Taylor Jones is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, with a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. She is currently a 2017 Juris Doctorate Candidate.

What you need to know about tariff rules to avoid getting overcharged for your imports

Tariffs are taxes that countries impose on imported products for one of two major purposes: protectionism or social change. To avoid getting overcharged at the border, learn the tariff rules for imports better than the customs agents.

Brian Shube

Brian Shube

Brian Shube is a management consultant, author, educator and IT professional with over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution. Brian is an expert on Import/Export and Supply Chain Management. Brian’s practice focuses on helping clients to mitigate risk while improving performance and reducing costs. In addition to his consulting practice, Brian teaches supply chain management at Stony Brook University and has published articles on the subject in major business journals.

Check to see if you need any of these certificates or approvals for your international shipping

Besides commercial and transport documents, exporters must organize certificates, documents and approvals for international shipping to satisfy customs.

Ewan Roy

Ewan Roy

I'm a Digital Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in writing and research, and I am passionate about communicating new ideas and telling stories that matter to you.

6 global supply chain trends to watch in 2020 and beyond

Current supply chain trends are being shaped by efforts to operate smarter, faster, more sustainably and in a more customer-centric manner.

Dimple Gandhi, CITP|FIBP

Dimple Gandhi, CITP|FIBP

Dimple Gandhi is an International Trade Professional with FITT’s CITP®I FIBP® certification. She has post-graduate education in International Business Management and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. She is highly skilled in developing compliance and International trade strategies to successfully access new markets. She has successfully formulated business plans for European and Canadian companies which are interested to enter two different international markets. She currently works for Fraser Direct as their Logistics Coordinator. Her work experience has been in logistics and supply chain management. She has been responsible for an Import and Export Department in the manufacturing sector and worked as a Logistics Coordinator in the freight forwarding and transportation industry. She has developed extensive knowledge of import and export operations throughout her career.

3 key issues affecting global trade right now

Rising tariffs, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft, and government seizures of vessels are all creating problems in the world of global trade.

Bennett O'Brien

Bennett O'Brien

Bennett O'Brien is a freelance writer from the state of Massachusetts in the United States. He holds a bachelor's degree from Westfield State University, and graduated cum laude. Currently he is expanding his freelance writing career, and enjoying the opportunity to write on a variety of business topics.

How is the U.S.-China trade war affecting international trade?

As the U.S. and China apply new tariffs and impede trade with one another, we’ll examine their building trade war and how it affects international trade.

Sasha Macdavid

Sasha Macdavid

Sasha Macdavid is an experienced and notable author, who loves taking on new challenges and writing across a huge range of topics - channelling her personal experience and expertise. When Sasha isn’t tapping away at her keyboard, creating her latest masterpiece, she can be found exploring new countries and cultures or burying his head in a good book.