The Trade Facilitation Office of Canada (TFO) is well aware of the benefits export-growth can create. After all, its mandate is to help companies in developing countries access the Canadian marketplace as well as Canada’s global trade expertise.
We’ve teamed up with ICECORP Logistics, a family-owned and operated international forwarding, customs brokerage and logistics firm, to help give our FITT students invaluable international trade internship opportunities!
“It’s time for Canada to unload itself from the traditional relationship it’s had with the United States,” says Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP, Ontario’s former trade commissioner in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., and past-president of the Canadian Council for the Americas. “The U.S. will always be an important market for us because of our geographic proximity, but we should be looking at other markets as well.”
In less than five years, over 100 Canadian Trade Commissioners have worked their way through the FITTskills online training program. Another 65 are currently training. FITTskills focuses on best practices in international business, and helps develop practical knowledge and skills that global trade professionals can apply to their jobs immediately.
As an international trade professional as well as a FITTskills instructor, I’m often asked for tips to succeed in global trade. I’m going to share…
As an Executive Assistant, Janisette Cruz knows that it is important to understand her employer’s business and be in a position to add value to the management chain. Her employer, PoleCo, is working on developing a market in Latin America. In her current job, Janisette enjoys applying her skills, experience and international trade expertise to help PoleCo achieve its goals.
With improvements being made in terms of security, and the country’s young population with a drive to learn and develop, the possibilities for economic growth and foreign trade are looking more positive. With new financial processes and infrastructure being constructed in Iraq, do you think it could soon become the next big emerging market?
The biggest mistake you can make in international trade is jumping in head first without having done your homework. And while engaging in global business can be rewarding and lucrative, having a lack of understanding of all the factors and costs involved can lead to problems that are both stressful and expensive.
I recently asked three of our international business veterans, what they thought was more important for success in international trade. Was it attitude or skills?…
There are four main lessons I try to help all my international business students at Fanshawe College discover for themselves before they move on to the working world. These lessons, when learned and put into practice with my business-education partnership model, help to create professionals that have the skills global businesses want and need.