Ten tips for creating stronger global trade relationships through cultural considerations

Business and social etiquette are important attributes for success in overseas markets. Being aware of the different rules of intercultural etiquette will ensure rewarding personal and business global trade relationships.

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.

Inventory basics for your global supply chain management

There is a wide range of terminology associated with inventory management. Some of the most common terms, concepts and issues regarding global supply chain management are detailed in the following paragraphs.

Madison Abraham

Madison Abraham

I’m the Marketing and Communications Assistant at Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in web content writing and web communications, and I love using my writing to convey an important message.

Dr. Faisal Mohammed El Amir, CITP|FIBP — Senior Industrial Consultant

Doctor Faisal Mohammed El Amir is a Senior Industrial Consultant at Dubai Exports (DE), an agency of the Dubai Economic Development Department. Dubai Exports promotes exports by helping its client companies participate in exhibitions and outward missions.

Madison Abraham

Madison Abraham

I’m the Marketing and Communications Assistant at Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). My background is in web content writing and web communications, and I love using my writing to convey an important message.

The story of how it all began for us, the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)

Like many before him—and some after as well—Dieter Hollweck learned how to do international trade from the ground up; through the school of hard knocks.

“Learning that way is very expensive, and can sometimes be deadly for your business,” says Dieter, the Forum for International Trade Training’s (FITT) founding father. “But everybody had an international trade horror story back then!”

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.

The global village is waiting for your products. How ready are you?

Human beings are social by nature. This explains the billions of dollars we spend every year on tourism. We travel the world to enjoy new scenery, to meet new people, to try new foods, and for the newness of the experience. When we have goods and services ‘tour’ across international borders, we call it international trade.

Louei Ali, MBA, CITP|FIBP

Louei Ali, MBA, CITP|FIBP

Louei is the Director of Business Development at Canada Topp Group based in London Ontario (Canada). Canada Topp Group is an export trading company that helps Canadian companies with opportunities and business development in over 40 countries by acting as their export arm to reach a well established community of qualified distributors.

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!

Next #TradeElite networking session & recap of why international trade is all about profit margins

You’ve decided to start selling your product in a market outside your own borders. Maybe it’s an emerging market, or perhaps you’ve gone with a market that’s a bit more established; but either way you’re going to need a system to get your product to market. You’re going to need to develop an international value chain.

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.

6 ways to lower risk when selling to foreign customers

Any good contract protects you and your customer when you do business together. But when you start selling abroad, you have to think about your sales agreements in a different way. In this post, we’ll look at six strategies for writing solid contracts that will help you avoid problems with foreign customers and governments.

Checklist of some offensive and defensive competitive strategies for international business

Competitive strategies can be divided into the offensive and the defensive. Companies pursuing offensive strategies directly target competitors from which they want to capture market…

Jacob Varghese

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.