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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
13/12/2023
Best of 2023: Top 10 most-read international trade articles from the past year

Tis the season for looking back on the past year and preparing for the year ahead. Every year at this time, we like to look…

20/12/2022
Best of 2022: Top 10 most-read international trade articles from the past year

As every year comes to a close we like to take a moment to look back at the key trade issues people were talking about…

05/08/2022
Ready. Set. Export! – 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.

Import Export Trade Management
23/05/2023
Top 10 things we learned at the WPO 2023 Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum

FITT was thrilled to support and participate in WPO 2023 Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum which took place last week in Las Vegas. This event gathered women…

30/07/2021
What is CUSMA? An overview, one year later 

In July 2021, Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade, along with Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, and Katherine Tai,…

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…

International Trade Finance
20/02/2024
3 common mistakes that cause international businesses to fail – and how to avoid them

This article looks at common international business mistakes that cause SMEs to fail, and how trade finance can help.

01/02/2024
New UK legislation on electronic trade documents ushers in a world of possibilities for global businesses

The watershed moment for digital trade has arrived in the form of a new piece of legislation. Businesses can leverage the plentiful opportunities – including all-important bottom-line benefits – that await.

18/10/2023
Top 10 fastest growing international trade jobs in 2023

International trade is a growing industry with a corresponding need for skilled workers. In fact, trade growth is expected to rebound to 3.2% in 2024…

Market Entry Strategies
20/02/2024
3 common mistakes that cause international businesses to fail – and how to avoid them

This article looks at common international business mistakes that cause SMEs to fail, and how trade finance can help.

18/10/2023
Top 10 fastest growing international trade jobs in 2023

International trade is a growing industry with a corresponding need for skilled workers. In fact, trade growth is expected to rebound to 3.2% in 2024…

04/10/2023
Global trade growth is slowing in 2023 as expected – here are the challenges and opportunities

In an interconnected world, global trade growth remains the linchpin of the modern economy. Yet, as we head into the last stretch of 2023, we…

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,…