Save Money & Recover Faster – How international businesses can reduce costs through smarter shipping, partnerships & financing

To find out the most impactful ways businesses can reduce costs and keep cash flowing, FITT brought together experts in customs, shipping, international business strategy and import/export finance. Read their advice here.

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.

Looking to diversify? Here’s how and why you should consider entering African markets

When looking at new markets to pursue, the African continent offers many opportunities through its various markets, regions, and growing economy. Here’s how and where to enter African markets successfully.

FITT Team

FITT Team

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. We offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government. And our international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world.

How to job hunt during a global pandemic

If you are job hunting, whether due to unemployment or a longing for new opportunities, there are a few things you need to do differently to find your next role during the pandemic.

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.

9 ways to reduce the total costs of customs clearance

Customs duties, taxes, and other charges usually account for a considerable proportion of the finished cost of imported goods. These costs can be reduced by looking at these 9 different factors that affect the total customs costs, giving companies much-needed savings.

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/

How financial institutions are going digital to keep the wheels of trade turning

The trade finance industry has been forced to rapidly implement digital finance measures that move away from more traditional, paper-intensive practices. Here’s how that’s rolling out.

Joon Kim

Joon Kim

Joon Kim is the Global Trade Product and Portfolio group manager in the Treasury Services Product Management group. In his current role, Joon is responsible for managing, developing and executing Trade Finance Product and Distribution strategy, working with all Treasury Services Global segments and Global Sales organizations to grow revenues and ensure risk and compliance measures are met.

3 key ways companies are pivoting business models to stay profitable amid the pandemic

With business closures and the economic slowdown the pandemic has brought, many businesses have had no choice but to pivot to continue to be profitable. But how can an organization know which changes to business strategies are wise?

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.

CITP Spotlight: Mathieu Cousineau DeGarie – Manager – International Trade

For Mathieu the best way to follow his passion for bridging cultures and societies was to pursue a career in international trade. His many career highs include helping businesses incorporate new strategies to achieve long-term goals and securing profitable deals for them.

Meghana Joshi

Meghana Joshi

I am the Email Marketing Specialist for the Forum for International Trade Training. My background is in content marketing, copywriting, research and creative writing. I am passionate about my craft and enjoy creating content that attracts, impacts and resonates with my audience.

After a bleak spring/summer, here’s how Canadian businesses are surviving and planning for the future

To stay afloat during the pandemic, Canadian businesses have deployed a variety of strategies. While some have altered their internal operations, others have gotten creative about how they manage their customer service. 

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt is a New York-based freelance copywriter. A former journalist and graduate of Penn State University, Jennifer now writes about a variety of topics, including business, technology and marketing. She is passionate about helping companies develop their brands by providing compelling copy that adds value to their online presence.

4 ways to simplify your business to thrive in times of crisis

Simplicity is a quality you can extend to your business as well. A simple business makes sure no efforts or resources are wasted, delivering results that delight your customers. Here are tips on how to navigate the current complexities by keeping your business model clear and uncomplicated.

Frances Schagen

Frances Schagen

Frances is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of ClearToYou Bookkeeping and Business Support Agency. https://cleartoyou.com/ She lives to help you turn your passion, skills and knowledge into the best business for you by bringing a financial focus to your people-centred business.

How smart contracts partner with blockchain to keep your agreements secure

Smart contracts are a possible solution to achieve supply chain transparency and contract security. But a human needs to stay involved. Here’s how it works and how blockchain can strengthen this technology.

Patrick Henz

Patrick Henz

Patrick Henz works as Head of GRC and Regional Compliance Officer Americas. He is author of the books “Business Philosophy According to Enzo Ferrari” and “Tomorrow’s Business Ethics: Philip K. Dick vs W. Edwards Deming”