Companies in Cincinnati and across the region will soon have access to the International Trade Certification Program (ITCP), assisting them in establishing effective management of complex international trade and business operations.
“This is an expansion of a highly successful program by the World Trade Center in Kentucky (WTCKY), run throughout the Commonwealth for the past five years,” says Joe Dehner, chair of the International Services group at Frost Brown Todd (FBT). “In cooperation with WTCKY and several corporate sponsors, FBT is now bringing it to Cincinnati to equip companies with the latest knowledge and information on international trade practices.
The three-day program is slated to run February 14-16. It is taught by business experts in areas including banking, tax, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, international marketing and customs brokerage. FBT attorneys will cover various legal aspects, such as international sales and distribution agreements, export/import policies, and anti-boycott compliance when trading internationally. Companies located in Nashville and Indianapolis will have access to the program via video conference in FBT’s local offices.
The ITCP, the first professional designation in the world created to prove an individual’s level of competency and experience in international trade, has a Kentucky alumni network of more than 200 graduates, representing 100+ companies and organizations. The ITCP certificate, earned after attending three rigorous days of classes and passing individual testing, is accredited by the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarder’s Association of America (NCBFAA). For more information on the program and how to register, visit the WTCKY website.