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.

How SME’s can seize the opportunities of a challenging global market

International trade is rife with challenges, but amid these challenges lie plenty of opportunities, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses.

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.

5 tips to grow your business with service exports

The fastest growing type of exports is service exports. Get 5 tips from the experts on how to successfully export your services.

Nicole Chevrier

Nicole Chevrier

I am a digital media writer and a Content Marketing Specialist with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in digital marketing and communications. Creating content that inspires, informs or delivers on results is my passion.