Feasibility of International Trade

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Feasibility of International Trade

Determine whether new business opportunities are viable, and if the potential benefits outweigh the risks and costs.
CAD $600.00
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Overview

Ensure the success of new international ventures by knowing and following the critical steps. Improve your bottom line by properly analyzing your organizational readiness and correctly identifying promising opportunities.

You’ll have up to 3 months from the date you register to work through the course at your own pace and take your assessment. This course offers you a choice between completing an online multiple-choice exam or completing a final project. FITT’s standard online refund policy applies to all FITTskills online courses.

Course Modules

What You'll Learn

  • Decide whether new international opportunities are viable by conducting thorough research and analysis
  • Make smarter decisions by assessing your organizational readiness for new international trade initiatives
  • Find the best potential import and/or export ventures for your business with effective market research using the right types of data
  • Ensure your company remains profitable by conducting cost-benefit analyses for importing or exporting potential products and services
  • Mitigate possible risks by developing and implementing strategies and activities to monitor and manage them
  • And much more

What’s included

  • Course eBook, which includes unit-based exercises to help you study (the related answers are also available for download)
  • Video resources focusing on the central issues and concepts of the course and providing practical examples
  • Guiding notes to facilitate tracking of key concepts
  • Case studies offering real-life examples to help you study and prepare for important business situations
  • Sample exam questions to demonstrate exam format and help you practice for your final assessment
  • Mobile-friendly courses: access and download all course materials, including your eBook, for easy reading on the go!
  • Assessment flexibility: this course offers you a choice between completing an online multiple-choice exam or completing a final project.
  • Essential international trade skills to help you compete in today’s integrated global marketplace

Frequently asked questions

How long do I have to complete a course?

FITTskills courses are completed over 3 months. Your assessment deadline will be 3 calendar months after the date you register.

The courses and workshops are self-paced, so the time required will vary from person to person depending on how you study, your pre-existing knowledge of the course or workshop material, and other factors. We generally estimate it will take 30-45 hours to complete a course if you are completely new to international trade, or closer to 15-20 hours if you already have 2 or more years of experience.

Do I get a certificate once I successfully complete the course?

We recognize your development in our FITTskills program with the following global trade credentials:

Can I take specific modules instead of the whole course?

The FITTskills workshops cover the same material as the FITTskills courses, but are divided into smaller sections (modules) for those interested in completing specific sections on their own or to focus on learning the material one topic at a time.

Can I extend the course beyond 3 months?

Yes. You can receive up to three 30-day deferrals for a single course or workshop. Your first deferral for a specific course or workshop will be complimentary, and a second or third deferral for that same course will be $50 each plus applicable taxes. For your first complimentary deferral, please send an email to info@fitt.ca. For your second or third deferrals for a specific course or workshop, please use the Assessment Deferral Request form.

Can I take the final exam more than once?

You are eligible to re-write a failed FITTskills assessment within 90 days of the original assessment date. There is no limit to the number of times an assessment can be re-written. However, each re-write must take place within 90 days of the previous re-written assessment deadline, and there is a fee of $100 plus applicable taxes per re-write. You can request to re-take an assessment by filling out an Assessment Registration Form.

Is there a refund policy?

A refund, minus a course/workshop withdrawal processing fee, may be granted if you formally request a refund from a course/workshop within 7 days after the registration date, provided the course/workshop assessment is deemed not to have been written. No refund will be issued if you withdraw more than 7 days after your registration date.

Course/Workshop Withdrawal Processing Fee:

The withdrawal processing fee is equivalent to 30% of the net amount paid per course/workshop. The net amount paid is calculated as the list price minus any applicable discount.

To Request a Refund:

Send an email to info@fitt.ca stating your full name, course/workshop title, date of registration, and reason for refund request.

What export/import professionals are saying

This course demonstrated the different aspects that could affect products and services. In one country a product might be fantastic, but in another it could be a major failure, depending on how well you did your research about the country and the need for your product there.
Adrian Skowron, CITP|FIBP, International Trade Advisor, Livingston International
FITT courses are very well designed with a practical approach to every aspect of trade and business. This gave me a better understanding of the policies and procedures that I came across during my professional journey.
Kiran Sharma, CITP|FIBP, Job Cost Administrator, AECOM
The training offered by FITT is well tailored to the needs of the global trade industry. I encourage all my colleagues, as well as international trade practitioners and business development officers in the private sector, to take this training as it really makes a difference.
Claude Gendron, CITP|FIBP, Deputy Director, Aerospace Team, Global Affairs Canada