COVID-19 effects & next steps for your global business: experts weigh in on Twitter

To get some answers on the effects and next steps for businesses of all shapes and sizes during the covid-19 crisis, we assembled a team of experts to provide advice and resources on Twitter. Read the highlights below and follow the links for more information.

Pamela Hyatt

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.

The 5 most common mistakes SMEs make in drafting purchase and sales contracts + solutions for SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis

Many SMEs are active in global business and have recently encountered conflicts or will soon experience disputes with their suppliers. Here are 5 common mistakes SMEs make with their supplier contracts and how to solve them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rahim Mohtaram

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/

COVID-19 update from FITT President & CEO

A crucial activity in this initiative is to ensure we are all staying informed through credible sources. This is the role the FITT team is taking part in – providing as much relevant and actionable information as we can to support trade practitioners and the international businesses we serve.

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.

COVID-19 Resources

  The coronavirus outbreak is being felt globally and is a serious concern for everyone. It is important that we all take the necessary steps…

Guide: How COVID-19 delays could affect your supply chain from contracts to insurance and custom clearance

Coronavirus will continue to be a cause for delay and non-delivery of goods and services for at least the next few months. Here are the aspects of your contracts and supply chain processes you should look at to prepare and mitigate risk.

Rahim Mohtaram

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/

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

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.

Going global online in times of crisis

How do you ensure that not only will your business survive, but ensure that it can maximize its gain during this (or the next) disastrous global crisis? Two words: Ecommerce & Localization

Ofer Tirosh

Ofer Tirosh

Ofer Tirosh is founder and CEO of Tomedes (https://www.tomedes.com/), an industry-leading language service provider. Tomedes has been rendering professional translation and interpretation services to diverse industries worldwide in more than 12 years.

CITP Spotlight: Daniel Lewis – Founder, T By Daniel

After a traumatic near-death experience, Daniel took his career in a completely different direction and became a global entrepreneur. Now an inspiration to many, he is using his experiences as a platform to help others follow their career dreams. Read his story.

Pamela Hyatt

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.

7 virtual international business events to keep you connected and inspired

There have never been more opportunities to access the brightest minds in the business world. So add these seven virtual business events to your calendar.

Pamela Hyatt

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.