Don’t let these 5 political risks sink your exports

International trade is a risk/reward business. There can be greater payment, logistical, regulatory and political risks when dealing with overseas suppliers and customers. Nevertheless, your business will reap rewards if you can develop a competitive global supply chain, penetrate profitable export markets with quality products and services, while successfully managing the increased risks.

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susie Yovic Hoeller, CITP|FIBP

Susan (“Susie”) Yovic Hoeller has been practicing international business and regulatory law for over three decades. Susie was born in Chicago and raised in Montreal. She has represented Fortune 100 companies, middle market companies, and start ups while living in Chicago, Dallas and NW Arkansas. She is currently located in Tampa, Florida.

Use market intelligence to make better global trade decisions

Raw data alone are not sufficient to develop a company’s market knowledge. The data must be analyzed to give them meaning and then put in context to generate insights about the international business environment. This process of taking raw data and analyzing them strategically is called market intelligence.

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.

South Florida is a gateway for Canadian businesses exporting to Latin America and the Caribbean

“The trade and investment strengths of South Florida as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean are significant, with major opportunities including expanding Latin American trade and a thriving IT industry,” says Matthew Waldron, trade commissioner of the Consulate General of Canada in Miami.

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.

The 3 kinds of risk in international trade finance

Trading internationally involves risks beyond the normal risks of doing business in domestic markets. Late or non-delivery of goods, foreign exchange and country risk offer…

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.

Expanding the FITTskills international trade training program into Chile

Two weeks ago I made my first ever trip to Chile. The trip enabled me to meet and engage with a number of wonderful individuals who are working hard to help us expand our FITTskills international trade training program in Latin America.

Caroline Tompkins, CITP|FIBP

Caroline Tompkins, CITP|FIBP

Caroline has served as President & CEO of the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) for over 21 years. She is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal holder for her outstanding contribution to Canada's trade community.

Making matches between exporters in emerging countries and Canadian importers

The Trade Facilitation Office of Canada (TFO) is well aware of the benefits export-growth can create. After all, its mandate is to help companies in developing countries access the Canadian marketplace as well as Canada’s global trade expertise.

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.

Intensive training for Canada’s Trade Commissioners to start soon

In less than five years, over 100 Canadian Trade Commissioners have worked their way through the FITTskills online training program. Another 65 are currently training. FITTskills focuses on best practices in international business, and helps develop practical knowledge and skills that global trade professionals can apply to their jobs immediately.

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.

Creative solutions to help Canadian exporters grow

You’ve just received your first big foreign purchase order (PO), or perhaps you’ve been exporting for a while and are looking to grow your international business. What’s your next step? Have you tried contacting Export Development Canada (EDC)?

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.

How Canadian businesses can grow with a rising Africa

With a projected 18.2 percent annual change in Real GDP growth, Guinea is indicative of the rising strength of African economies and consequently the high…

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.