Why is Training in International Trade Important?

If we were to ask different people in the business world “why is training in international trade important?”, many of them would answer that “the internationalisation of the company has ceased to be an option and has become a mandatory step in most businesses”.

During the past couple of years with the pandemic, Brexit and the rising costs of shipping it’s no wonder internationalisation is one of the solutions to moving forward.

After the “internationalise to survive” phase, companies have realized that international trade is truly profitable both in times of crisis and in more favourable stages. For this reason, many companies are training members of their teams in international trade, to ensure that they can not only continue outsourcing their sales but in the best possible way.

Understanding international trade.

International trade is the movement (purchase-sale) of goods and services across countries (from outside the country of origin) and their respective markets.

International trade is subject to additional regulations that must be understood and accepted by both the buyer and seller that are involved in the transaction, along with the governments of their countries of origin. This is to ensure that there are no problems with matters such as taxes, which often increase the initial investment and can decrease the profit. It is important to be knowledgeable about this subject.

It is important to highlight that many companies that currently operate in the market wouldn’t exist without international trade and this is why we recommend that training in international trade is important.

What training in international trade would I need? 

It can be very difficult to tell someone exactly what training they need as it will depend on many factors, as well as goals and expectations. For some companies the initial course is enough, however, for others, they may benefit from studying at a Masters level, which requires more time.

S3UK adapt the training to what the company needs and can be completely flexible. The most common areas are; 

  • Marketing and international sales
  • Global sourcing
  • Emerging markets
  • We do not teach masters, but courses and seminars that are adapted to the needs of the company and students.

With more than 15 years of experience in working on internationalisation projects, the most remarkable thing about our courses and training is that we go beyond theory, as our day-to-day is synonymous with international trade.

We not only explain concepts but show the reality of the possible problems that can arise and of course, offer the solutions.

Our training is conducted both within the company (mainly in small groups, with a high degree of specialisation) but we also work in collaboration with business schools and universities.

Our goal with our international trade training is that people who participate in our courses are able, at the end of it, to assume responsibility for the strategic decisions that internationalisation processes entail both purchases and sales.

If you need more information about our training activities in international trade as well as in any of our specialisations, do not hesitate to contact us and ask for more information about our training in international trade.