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.

How to decide if it’s feasible for your company to diversify into new global markets

We asked the experts how companies can figure out if it’s feasible to diversify into new global markets at this month’s live #TradeElite Twitter chat. We were overwhelmed with practical advice, tips, tools and resources. Here are the highlights.

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.

4 ways to identify and mitigate the political risks of global business

To ensure successful operation overseas, business managers should take time to understand and plan for potential political risks.

Ekaterina Grishko

Ekaterina Grishko

Ekaterina Grishko is a Marketing Coordinator at Ashton College. Founded in 1998, Ashton College has become a national and international force in the field of higher education. The College has been an educational partner of FITT for over 10 years.