Trade short courses

We offer several short courses to help professionals maximize the benefits of global trade and develop sustainable trading practices. Course participants come from a wide range of industries, including the private sector, government, media, industry associations, multilateral institutions, and more. 

Our courses include:

  • NUS Cross-Border Trade workshop
  • International Trade Training for Journalists in Asia
  • Export Manager Advanced Training program
  • International Trade Centre online courses

NUS Cross-Border Trade workshop (7-9 October, 2019)

Global value chains are undergoing profound changes in today’s business landscape. We partnered with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) to create a workshop that helps decision-makers involved in cross-border trade. Participants will acquire a broad understanding of the geopolitical, economic and other transformative forces shaping business ecosystems throughout Asia and beyond. Learn more about the upcoming course.

International Trade Training for Journalists in Asia (2020)

Media plays a critical role in providing deeper perspectives on trade issues, but traditional journalism training programs seldom focus on trade, under-equipping journalists in covering today’s issues. To bridge that gap, we partnered with the National Press Foundation (NPF) to create a four-day workshop for Asia-based journalist fellows. Participants learn about all aspects of sustainable global trade, spanning from emerging economies to multilateral trade agreements. Read about the course, which took place in June, 2019. 

Export Manager Advanced Training program (ongoing)

This very practical, intensive, and certifying short-course was developed in partnership with the Small Enterprise Promotion & Training unit of the University of Leipzig. We offer this course in Vietnam and the Philippines for export-experienced SME business owners and senior managers. Throughout this 6-day training, they will develop a market entry strategy and ‘pitch’ it to the class. The course culminates with a one-on-one coaching with the professors. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate of completion from Leipzig University. Download PDF to learn more.

International Trade Centre online courses (ongoing)

Our free SME Trade Academy online courses developed by the International Trade Centre, a WTO agency, aim to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs in developing countries. Available courses cover:

  • Export sales and negotiations
    The course introduces participants to a number of sales and negotiating tactics, with a focus on preparing them to attend sales meetings with potential international clients.
  • Introduction to cross-border contracts
    The module introduces useful resources for SMEs to use in their work with cross-border contracts and highlights key legal concepts.
  • Introduction to supply chain management
    This course introduces the participants to supply chain management and its importance in business for managing supply chain key competencies and trade-offs.

To learn more, visit the International Trade Centre’s website.