LEXINGTON, Ky. — World Trade Center Kentucky is seeing an increase in local companies interested in getting internationally trade certified.
From trade negotiations, tariff hikes, and new policies in place, it’s tougher for businesses, small and large, to keep up with the changes. What do new policies mean for companies and how can trade practitioners stay relevant and knowledgeable?
World Trade Center Kentucky’s Chief Trade Officer, Darren Srebnick, said, “In today’s business environment, it is critical that individuals have knowledge across a variety of international business concepts. The successful international business professional will be able to talk as fluently about international trade finance as they can about international logistics. In addition, due to the constant changes in trade policy, getting a firm hold on international business concepts from a variety of angles will aid your ability to understand complex trade policy measures.”
Companies like Sazerac have seen great value in sending their employees to the World Trade Center Kentucky’s International Trade Certification class. Employees like Jeff Renaldi, Global Logistics support specialist, say being trade certified has helped gain the proper knowledge for his market and understand how to best serve his clients.
The next International Trade Certification class is November 5-7. This three-day course is designed specifically for the trade practitioner and taught by business experts in areas ranging from banking, tax, legal, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, international marketing and customs brokerage. Registration is still open but space is limited.
For more information on getting trade certified click here.