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, 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.

How the IoT and blockchain are supporting sustainable supply chains

Right now, supply chain struggles are big in the news. This incredibly complex, constantly moving industry has many intricate parts. From raw material suppliers to…

Indiana Lee

Indiana Lee lives in the Northwest and has a passion for the environment and wellness. She draws her inspiration from nature and makes sure to explore the outdoors regularly. Indiana has experience in owning and operating her own business. Feel free to follow her on Twitter @indianalee3.

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,…

Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan is the MD of Planet Languages, the translation company he established over 25 years ago. His focus is on integrity, high quality, competitive rates, and first-class service. Geoff served as a member of the ATC council and remains passionate about the highest degree of professionalism in the industry.

Necessary agreements and legal considerations for cargo insurance in international trade

Cargo insurance is a hot topic in our current trade ecosystem. Week after week, news reports about shipping delays, accidents, and port congestion have become…

FITT Team

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is the standards, certification and training body dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. Created by business for business, FITT’s international business training solutions are the standard of excellence for global trade professionals around the world.

How Ground Traffic Management Innovations Could Improve Global Trade

At the end of 2020, there were “more than 280 million vehicles operating on roads throughout the United States.” That’s more than eight cars for…

Indiana Lee

Indiana Lee lives in the Northwest and has a passion for the environment and wellness. She draws her inspiration from nature and makes sure to explore the outdoors regularly. Indiana has experience in owning and operating her own business. Feel free to follow her on Twitter @indianalee3.

10 effective techniques for managing requests for discounts in international trade

All exporters, international trade professionals, international sales experts, and business development professionals receive requests from new and current customers for discounts on a daily basis….

Rahim Mohtaram

Rahim Mohtaram is a member of the faculty at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. 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/

Bidding farewell to LIBOR: The impact on trade finance  

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)—the deep-rooted benchmark interest rate first established in the 1980s—is being phased out. Amid this change, BNY Mellon’s 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.

How to weather-proof your business: CITPs weigh-in with Startup Canada

Warren Buffet famously said: “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” For businesses who have been operating over the tumultuous past year and a…

FITT Team

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is the standards, certification and training body dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. Created by business for business, FITT’s international business training solutions are the standard of excellence for global trade professionals around the world.