10 global trade trends we’ll be watching in 2021

From 2020 reactivity to 2021 adaptability It’s an understatement to say that 2020 was an unpredictable year. But, with it done and businesses around the…

Sheena Koo

I am the Content Marketing Manager for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in copywriting, content strategy, content marketing and content management. Passionate about stories with purpose and meaning, I connect readers to writing that's engaging, useful and informative.

CITP Spotlight: Rob Howard – International Business Attorney

It was while completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary that Rob Howard was drawn to international business. Not inclined to…

Meghana Joshi

I am the Email Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training. My background is in content marketing, copywriting, research and creative writing. I am passionate about my craft and enjoy creating content that attracts, impacts and resonates with my audience.

Incoterms 2020 & COVID-19 – Protecting your business and supply chain through diligent contracts

To help get some answers on how SMEs can protect their supply chains and their businesses during this time of disruption we brought together experts in supply chain management, contracts, customs and the Incoterms® 2020 rules to answer key questions on how SMEs can protect themselves and have confidence in their international transactions.

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.

9 ways to reduce the total costs of customs clearance

Customs duties, taxes, and other charges usually account for a considerable proportion of the finished cost of imported goods. These costs can be reduced by looking at these 9 different factors that affect the total customs costs, giving companies much-needed savings.

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram is a business development expert at Willson International (www.willsonintl.com), focusing on non-resident importers. He is a seasoned global business expert with over 14 years of experience in international trade compliance and supply chain. He is passionate about the export and import process, including negotiation, logistics, finance, customs clearance, and Incoterms 2020. Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahim-mohtaram/

CITP Spotlight: Saman Hosseinzadeh – Export Sales Specialist at Barez Industrial Group

Saman’s natural flair for international business has led him to strike successful deals in foreign markets, helping his company go global. He has plenty of tips to share with entrepreneurs just beginning their foray into international trade.

Meghana Joshi

I am the Email Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training. My background is in content marketing, copywriting, research and creative writing. I am passionate about my craft and enjoy creating content that attracts, impacts and resonates with my audience.

CITP Spotlight: Adolfo Garces Vinasco, Export Coordinator – IKO Industries

“My customer focused interest led me to learn more about the international trade requirements and other cultures,” says Adolfo Garces Vinasco, CITP. Here’s his success story.

Meghana Joshi

I am the Email Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training. My background is in content marketing, copywriting, research and creative writing. I am passionate about my craft and enjoy creating content that attracts, impacts and resonates with my audience.

Accessing opportunities in a new global business landscape: Experts weigh in on Twitter

Our panel of experts answer: Where are the opportunities for growth and expansion? How do you approach business development? What should my recovery to growth plan look like? and much more.

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.

Revitalize your business through product adaptation: Stage 2 – Design

In a challenging economy, agile businesses are the ones who come out the winners. Adapt or die, as the saying goes. This article series explores the four general stages of product development, continuing with the design stage.

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.

China too risky? Do you need a new strategy for your FDI in the face of COVID-19?

The combination of U.S.-China trade frictions and the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus and subsequent disruption to the Chinese economy and global supply chain, give cause to more deeply evaluate Asia market entry and development strategies.

Peter Gray

Peter Gray, CITP, is a B2B sales, marketing and business development professional with a diverse background and underpinning record of successes in building businesses, developing people & partnerships, and creating growth opportunities for leading multinationals operating in the ASEAN building materials, MRO & OEM industrials, and DIY consumer goods sectors.

Forming strategic alliances in your target market

Cross-border partnerships! Do we need them? How do we find them? How do we know when a partnership is the right fit? We assembled a crack team of experts to answer these questions and more. Read on for their answers.

Pamela Hyatt

I am the 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.