CETA met with strong opposition on both sides of the Atlantic ahead of ratification

CETA was designed from the ground up to streamline the trade process between signing members, but has also been met with immense criticism on both sides of the Atlantic.

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan writes for Ashton College, a post-secondary college in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 1998, Ashton College is committed to providing innovative, real-world education with flexible attendance options for those wishing to enhance their skills or change careers

Offshore tax havens account for 50% of all world trade – and other fun facts from the Panama Papers

On April 3rd, the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ were unveiled by news outlets around the world. Coverage of the story is likely to last for quite some time due to the size and substance of the leak, and the amount information that needs to be analyzed.

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan

Adam Bajan writes for Ashton College, a post-secondary college in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 1998, Ashton College is committed to providing innovative, real-world education with flexible attendance options for those wishing to enhance their skills or change careers

Vancouver is Canada’s gateway to the Pacific

The city of Vancouver is one of the most important trade areas in BC, and indeed across Canada, with Port Metro Vancouver standing as the largest and most diverse port in the country, and one of the busiest in North America. Find out more with this amazing Vancouver infographic!

Alex Nikotina

Alex Nikotina

Alex Nikotina is an Online Marketing Assistant at Ashton College in Vancouver, BC. Originally from Russia, Alex loves to travel and experience new countries, having previously spent time in Japan before moving to Canada.

Do the rewards outweigh the risks when it comes to trade with China?

Facing a global economic slump and a sharply devaluating loonie, the government of Canada has strategically turned its attention on growing international markets with the goal of tapping into the economic benefits of global trade including seeking a free trade deal with China.

Alex Nikotina

Alex Nikotina

Alex Nikotina is an Online Marketing Assistant at Ashton College in Vancouver, BC. Originally from Russia, Alex loves to travel and experience new countries, having previously spent time in Japan before moving to Canada.

The TPP: What does it mean for Canadian international trade professionals?

For Canada, the agreement will likely result in an increase in both imports and exports, including products such as machinery, canola, beef, pork, minerals and seafood. Canadian companies will gain a competitive advantage over exporters from non-TPP countries who must still face the existing tariffs, while the same will be true for organizations importing goods to Canada.

Janice Bandick

Janice Bandick

Janice Bandick is the Communications Assistant at Ashton College, a private college in Vancouver. Founded in 1998, Ashton College has since become a national and international force in the field of education. Ashton College's International Trade diploma and certificate programs endow students with the skills, knowledge and preparation necessary to succeed in this career.

Murat Can Sahin, CITP|FIBP – Foreign Trade Specialist

Following a lifetime’s interest in buying and selling goods around the world, Murat’s career as a Foreign Trade Specialist has already taken him to three continents and involved major projects and responsibilities.

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.

Up and coming business achievers: Winners of the FITT Educational Awards 2012

The journey to our coveted Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation begins with our  FITTskills international trade training program, offered both online and through our…

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.

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.

4 Cyber security threats all companies face and what to do about them

Implementation of new technologies that are meant to increase business productivity and efficiency also put companies  at a greater risk of cyber security threats. Here’s what’s at risk and how to safeguard your business.

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.

When your supply chain goes green, so does your wallet

It’s time to challenge the myths about Green Supply Chain Management practices and put it to use for the planet and your profit margin.

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.