Banking & finance

ICC launches new online course on trading internationally

  • 18 September 2014
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In a joint initiative with Santander Bank and ICC Spain, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has developed a 40-hour course on trading at the international level, which was launched on 15 September.

The “Going Global – ICC Training on Trading Internationally” course provides guidance for both exporters and importers on international trade and suggests strategies to address the risks and challenges faced by trade professionals when dealing with international markets. As ICC is committed to developing tools to facilitate international trade for SMEs and larger companies, this training offers core knowledge about such business resources.

Emily O’Connor, Senior Policy Manager of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice, said: “This training provides a comprehensive guide to international trade. Its exhaustive syllabus covers essential themes for all parties involved in global commercial transactions. The platform is easy to use and points users to practical tools such as ICC’s range of model contracts, as well as providing a handy glossary of fundamental international trade terms.”

By completing six user-friendly modules, trainees will learn about indispensable documents in trade, financing international trade, commercial law and dispute resolution, as well as salient issues related to e-commerce and intellectual property. Other key issues include transportation, customs, payment and finance structures. At the end of each module, users can test their knowledge by completing an assessment.

Jose Miguel Alonso de Ozalla, Head of International Business Global Unit, Santander Group, said: “The objective of “Going Global” is to ensure users understand the risks and challenges of international trade and how to mitigate them. The course is a high-level introduction to the key areas of international trade that all parties involved should be aware of when trading and doing business internationally.”

“Trainees will have the opportunity to examine key provisions of international contracts and different business structures available, and to garner an understanding of the obligations and responsibilities of importers and exporters under international trade terms,” he added.

The course will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

As the voice of the business community, representing over 6.5 million companies through its global network, ICC offers topical trainings and events that keep pace with evolutions in the business and legal worlds, from online trainings to major conferences.