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CITP Small Business Spotlight
14/02/2022
CITP Small Business Spotlight: Randall Strategy Corp.

Taking your business to the global stage takes planning and guts. No small feat in any sense, international growth requires you to assess all potential…

04/01/2019
CITP Business Spotlight – Illia Dumbadze, CITP

Discover how training and the CITP designation contribute to success for international trade specialists like Illia Dumbdaze.

14/12/2018
CITP Business Spotlight – Survival Systems Limited

Trish Tully, CITP, VP, Marketing and Sales, shares the secrets of success for Survival Systems, a global leader in survival and safety training technology.

CITP® |FIBP® Spotlight
03/08/2022
CITP Spotlight: Tulio Conejeros – President, TBST Global, Inc.

Tulio was inspired to pursue a career in international business after exploring Chile and other parts of South America on a personal journey. Today he helps connect Canadian businesses to opportunities worldwide. After 20 years of intense international work, the CITP designation has given Tulio a sense of validation and pride in his work.

12/07/2022
CITP Spotlight: Calvin Xiao – Founder, Calatystx Co.

Calvin’s professional journey has been anything but linear. From working his way up in China and securing a job at the world-renowned agency Ogilvy, to immigrating to Canada and having to start back at the bottom, to then start his own consulting firm.

14/06/2022
CITP Spotlight: Julien Rosan – Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Born and raised in Paris, Julien Rosan, CITP had two passions while growing up—traveling and playing Monopoly—both inseparably linked to the intriguing world of international trade. Little did he know then that his fascinations would soon transform into an exciting career that would take him across the world.  

Feasibility of International Trade
05/08/2022
Ready. Set. Export! – Pt 1 – Assessing your company’s export readiness

If exporting were easy, every company would do it, so it’s crucial to understand what’s involved. During this series, we will cover the high level “As to Zs” of exporting – in this article we start with assessing your company’s export readiness.

01/03/2022
The 11 political risks that could sink your imports and exports

Even when conditions indicate that a potential market might be suitable, certain political and legal issues—such as import restrictions or lack of copyright protection—could make…

08/02/2022
The most common forms of foreign direct investment (FDI), including ownership-based investments and investments based on strategic alliances

Organizations seeking to penetrate a foreign market as a first step toward establishing ongoing commercial relationships have a wide variety of options to choose from….

Import Export Trade Management
30/07/2021
What is CUSMA? An overview, one year later 

Earlier this month, Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, along with Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, and Katherine Tai, United…

16/07/2021
Understanding the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): Event Recap 

Officially enacted in 2000, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has shown promising results, with ITA (International Trade Administration) noting, “Since its implementation, AGOA…

23/02/2021
How an Indo-Pacific approach could support Canada’s economic recovery strategy

A challenging hill to climb The global pandemic has modified our planning and tested our resilience, determination and commitment to not only free and open…

International Trade Finance
28/06/2022
3 solutions to manage your company’s risk management and mitigation

While there are many risks inherent in international trade finance, there are also numerous solutions available to exporters and importers to manage and  mitigate risks….

28/06/2022
New technologies changing the trade finance industry

New technologies are altering the face of trade finance, bringing a host of opportunities and challenges for corporate treasurers. Joon Kim, Global Head of Trade…

13/04/2022
Identify and mitigate the 4 types of financial risk: commercial risk, foreign currency risk, country risk, and bank risk

Trade finance instruments and practices are designed to assist importers and exporters with effective mitigation techniques for all types of financial risk. The risks, which can be mitigated through appropriately structured trade finance instruments or services, include: commercial risk, foreign currency risk, country risk, and bank risk.

Market Entry Strategies
05/08/2022
Ready. Set. Export! – Pt 1 – Assessing your company’s export readiness

If exporting were easy, every company would do it, so it’s crucial to understand what’s involved. During this series, we will cover the high level “As to Zs” of exporting – in this article we start with assessing your company’s export readiness.

29/07/2022
A Guide to Preparing an International Business Plan

An international business plan acts as a framework that identifies goals and objectives, specific target markets and clients, resources required and strategies to be developed…

02/06/2022
Pros and cons of using subcontracting as a market entry strategy

Subcontracting is a transfer-related market entry strategy. Here are the pros and cons of adapting a subcontracting strategy.

Marketing&Sales
18/05/2022
10 tips for negotiations in a virtual meeting environment

With the transition to remote work comes the switch to largely “virtual” business meetings, and that means online negotiation is becoming a new normal that we need to study as a separate method of negotiation. A good place to start is to consider these 10 tips for how to conduct effective online negotiations.

19/11/2021
A guide to international negotiation

One of the most important skills to learn in business is negotiating. It’s an art that you must master to gain partnerships and clients, and…

15/11/2021
4 Questions to ask when creating content for international markets

Marketers know how difficult it can be to write brochures, landing pages, or ads that need to be translated into other languages. In an instance,…