It’s time to start building your global business relationships with the EU

A wave of anti-EU opinions since the election seems to be threatening to affect the EU’s direction, and some pessimists worry that this could change the outcome of both Canada’s and the USA’s trade agreements with Europe.

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and was a Trade Commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the US as well as President of the Canadian Council for the Americas during NAFTA negotiations. He has been a multinational executive and entrepreneur and is now a College lecturer, keynote speaker, and author based in Montreal. (e.vita-finzi@sympatico.ca)

How vital is government intervention to international trade growth?

Indeed, it is the countries with the greatest international trade infrastructure where trade really thrives. This is not to suggest that governments alone are responsible for the promotion and expansion of international business, but rather, that it doesn’t hurt to have them on your side.

Justin Bedi

Justin Bedi

Justin Bedi is a master of international trade student at the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. With his primary focus in Canadian trade policy, he has studied a range of topics from international commercial law to the use of statistical modelling in global trade patterns. Being a policy student at heart, Justin has a deep appreciation for trade policy as a discipline and industry in Canada. Upon graduation he hopes to assist firms in better understanding the global trade environment, in either a private or public setting.

Plan your Caribbean (CARICOM) market entry strategy and start avoiding Canadian winters

Now a great time to begin putting together your market entry strategy; currently, CARICOM and Canada are negotiating a trade and investment agreement.

Michelle Hustler, CITP®|FIBP®

Michelle Hustler, CITP®|FIBP®

Michelle Hustler is a Trade and Business Development Specialist, focusing on trade in services. Canadian born, Michelle now lives in the Caribbean. In fact, she wrote this article from a lounge chair on a beach in Barbados!

What’s Canada’s game plan for CETA?

At the same time, my Canadian paranoia is making me wonder how Canada managed to convince the European Union to join us in a Canada Europe Trade Agreement.

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP|FIBP

Ennio Vita-Finzi is a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) and was a Trade Commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the US as well as President of the Canadian Council for the Americas during NAFTA negotiations. He has been a multinational executive and entrepreneur and is now a College lecturer, keynote speaker, and author based in Montreal. (e.vita-finzi@sympatico.ca)

Why ‘Going Dutch’ is the gateway To Europe (CETA)

The Netherlands Matters To Canada “Canada’s relationship with the Netherlands is much bigger than most people think. It is a big, mature, multi-faceted relationship with…

Vincent Chetcuti

Vincent Chetcuti

EDEN COMMUNICATIONS is an Ottawa-based research, writing and editing company, which has been in business since 1979. Mr. Vincent Chetcuti (eden.com@sympatico.ca), a former entertainment journalist, is the sole proprietor of Eden Communications. He has considerable expertise and experience in the international trade field having completed hundreds of projects for such organizations as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian Commercial Corporation, Forum for International Trade Training, and Team Canada Inc.

Considering all the costs of international trade

The biggest mistake you can make in international trade is jumping in head first without having done your homework. And while engaging in global business can be rewarding and lucrative, having a lack of understanding of all the factors and costs involved can lead to problems that are both stressful and expensive.

Daniella D'Alimonte

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Opportunities for Canadian SME’s to Go Colombia!

If you are a Canadian company in need of ICT, digital animation and good programmers, head to Colombia! If you are in agrifoods, specialty food or health food, head to Colombia to sell your products! And – if you are gluten intolerant/allergic – Colombia is the land of yucca, the gluten free alternative to make your pancakes, English muffins and sandwiches.

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP|FIBP

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP|FIBP

Pernille Fischer Boulter, CITP, is the founder and CEO of Kisserup International Trade Roots Inc. and has over 25 year of experience in international trade. Pernille has worked on projects in over 60 countries, in 25 sectors, on six continents. She serves on several international boards and is currently on her way to conduct trade policy review in the Pacific. Kisserup is an international export development and consulting company.

Top 4 things to consider when designing a promotional strategy for the international market

Aside from the cultural considerations when planning a promotional strategy, companies need to be aware of the regulatory and legal requirements in their selected target international market. Regulations and requirements can affect a great many things from how you use media advertising for your marketing campaigns, the ways you design and label your products for international sale, and even how you choose to package your product.

Daniella D'Alimonte

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.