Introduction to Cross Border Trade

Course code : TF 101-22

This introductory course provides a practical overview of global trade.

Upon completion you will have developed a good foundational understanding of the mechanisms, dynamics and key issues around international trade, commercial considerations in the pursuit of business across borders, and the linkages between trade, financing and international development.

Number of teaching lessons : 10 Modules Duration : 3 hours
Level : 1 Language: English
Credit category : 3

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.

This eLearning course is part of the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and includes a self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the final examination of the GTC.

However, please note you will only be able to take the final exam and recieve the certificate if you purchase the full Global Trade Certficate course. You will not be able to take the exam if you make multiple, separate purchases of individual courses that together make up the GTC.

The pass grade for the GTC exam is set at 70%.

Module 1 Understanding International Trade

Module 2 Market Selection, Entry and Development

Module 3 PESTE Dimensions in Global Trade

Module 4 Linking Trade, Banking and Finance

Module 5 Financing as a Key Enabler of Trade

Module 6 Payment, Financing, Risk Mitigation and Information Flow in Trade

Module 7 Transaction Lifecycles, Cash flow and Working Capital

Module 8 Legal Traditions, Jurisdictions and Dispute Resolution

Module 9 Looking Ahead: Evolution of the Global Trade Environment

Module 10 Assessment

President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. Alexander is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa).

Alexander is a member of the B20 Task Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.