How to protect your company and customers in e-commerce transactions

As customers increasingly turn to the internet to do their shopping, the e-commerce world continues to evolve. While this can be great for both businesses and consumers alike, there are many challenges to face when safely and satisfactorily completing purchases online.

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.

Why Amazon will win against Alibaba in the battle for e-commerce domination

For companies looking to take advantage of the surge of e-commerce sales in the global business world, I think that Amazon will win for several reasons.

William Laraque

William Laraque

William Alain Laraque led international trade finance teams at Chemical Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. He led these teams in Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens, NY. The business development results were outstanding. Mr. Laraque is a former US Marine platoon commander, Supply, Embarkation and Logistics Officer. He was educated at St. John's University in Queens, NY and at the Graduate School of the University of Southern California. He has taught international business and logistics at Hofstra University and Baruch College, in NY, for 10 years. He is an active public speaker and has written over 1200 articles in international business, trade and trade finance publications.

You need to have these 6 things figured out before entering the e-commerce marketplace

As with all aspects of private international law, there are a number of issues an entrepreneur must consider before entering the e-commerce marketplace. The following…

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.

Simon Slyper, CITP|FIBP – Senior Customs Compliance Specialist

Simon Slyper, CITP|FIBP, global trade and compliance expert, discusses how training and certification underpins the foundation of his success.

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.

10 global trade trends we’ll be watching in 2019

Here’s a preview of the 2019 global trade trends that could be dominating the headlines and your work conversations throughout the next 12 months.

FITT Team

FITT Team

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. We offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government. And our international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world.

How the CPTPP will facilitate further trade growth between Canada and Chile

Canada’s trade volumes will increase with Chile through the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). CPTPP creates trade opportunities for Canada The benefits…

Mark Jewells, CITP|FIBP

Mark Jewells, CITP|FIBP

Mark Jewells, CITP|FIBP is a Business Development Manager at First National Financial, Canada’s largest non-bank lender, where he manages a large book of mortgage brokers in the Calgary and Lethbridge area.

7 characteristics of successful exporters

How do you assess if your business is ready for new international trade ventures? Find out about the 7 characteristics shared by successful exporters.

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.

Take advantage of expanded government funding to enter new global markets

Learn about the changes to two important government funding export programs to help businesses tap into new markets around the world.

Jeff Shepherd

Jeff obtained his Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Guelph-Humber. He has developed a passion for helping small business owners through leveraging Canadian government funding, which he utilizes in his role as Marketing Analyst at Mentor Works. To read more of Jeff’s government funding content, view Mentor Works’ blog.

6 steps to starting your online business

In 2017, an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online. During the same year, global e-retail sales amounted to 2.3 trillion U.S. dollars, according to Statista. Whether you…

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.