3 things you must consider before you import from abroad

Many countries have entered into trade pacts or agreements and, through negotiation, have established rules and regulations to govern orderly trade. These trade agreements, along with the relative reduction in trade barriers that ensue, make it simpler to import from abroad.

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

What skills are needed to succeed in global trade?

International business professionals in our Twitter community came together last month for a #TradeElite chat on the topic of skills in global trade. Speaking from a variety of backgrounds, levels of experience and geographic locations, they discussed the skills, knowledge and abilities that are needed to succeed in the industry.

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Inspirational story from Iraq on overcoming barriers to a global trade career

In 2013, Samar decided to get involved in the FITTskills training program that was being offered in Baghdad through USAID and the Central Bank of Iraq’s Banking Studies Center to help develop her global trade career.

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Next #TradeElite networking session & recap of why international trade is all about profit margins

You’ve decided to start selling your product in a market outside your own borders. Maybe it’s an emerging market, or perhaps you’ve gone with a market that’s a bit more established; but either way you’re going to need a system to get your product to market. You’re going to need to develop an international value chain.

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

The 3C approach to grow your international trade business using social media

By now you’ve probably heard about how social media marketing is important to your business. Yet most businesses and their employees still struggle to understand…

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

International trade risk management resources & upcoming #TradeElite networking session

We’re heading into the next installment of our popular #TradeElite chat for international business professionals. I hope you did not miss our previous chat which was very…

Jacob Varghese

Jacob is the VP of Marketing and Technology at the Forum for International Trade Training. Focused on improving the customer experience. A Content chef; words, images, some code and a healthy serving of web analytics.

Industry experienced professionals add value to international trade training at Seneca College

A few weeks ago, as I was going through my Twitter feed, I happened to stumble upon the CITP infographic.  Being an ardent proponent of…

Emiliano Introcaso MBA CITP PLOG CCI

Emiliano has more than two decades of experience working with manufacturers and exporters looking to increase their global growth by providing them with support and guidance in all things export. His strategy not only focuses on navigating companies through the complexities of global supply chains, but also in the small details that can make or break an international trade transaction. Emiliano is an International Business Advisor at Export Development Canada (EDC), a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) with the Forum For International Trade Training (FITT), holds the Professional Logistician (PLOG) designation from the Logistics Institute, is an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Registered Trainer on Incoterms® 2020 and a Certified Instructor (CCI) with the Canadian International Freight Forwarding Association (CIFFA). Emiliano completed a Master of Business Administration (Global Leadership stream) at the University of Fredericton. More blogs by Emiliano at TradeInsights: https://www.edc.ca/en/bio/emiliano-introcaso.html

Considering all the costs of international trade

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.

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.

Top 4 importing tips for international trade rookies

Margaret Duhamel sees importers make simple errors every day that can cost their companies time, money and a whole lot of stress. And after working in the human resources department at Icecorp Inc. for __ years, she says there are always new problems. Here are some tips from Margaret to help your import process smoother and more successful.

Daniella D'Alimonte

With her background in writing, marketing and business journalism, Daniella focuses on crafting quality stories and relevant content to inform and inspire the international business community.