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ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program

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ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program.

This online program takes 42 weeks to complete and will include additional value added webinars and coaching that will help in the practical application of the knowledge gained from the program.  You will be taken through a step by step process to:

  • Identify a target market for your offering
  • Use digital tools to enhance your international marketing
  • Identify and contact potential prospects in that market
  • Prepare your pricing and conditions of international sale
  • Negotiate the international sale agreement
  • Arrange international shipment and ensure proper export packaging requirements
  • Ensure safe payment for your international transactions
  • Understand the mechanisms available for financing export transactions
  • Identify and prevent fraudulent transactions 

As you can see, this course will bring the participant from Zero to HERO in export sales!

Ideal for those who have limited time and want a structured and more supportive approach to their studies.

This can also be taken on a fast track basis for those who wish to complete the course sooner.

You will start the International Trade Specialist (ITS) Applied program on 9 May 2022 and you will cover the full spectrum of international trade operations from Export Marketing, Trade & Customs Practice (including significant coverage in transport and logistics), Trade Finance and Payments and of course an eBusiness Module.  

Extended access
A very important factor when you choose our accredited courses is the fact that you would have 2 year’s access to our course materials and support forums.  

NEW: Discussion Forum Support
We have extended our social learning significantly in this edition of the ITS Program and have added discussion forums to support students learning along with opportunities to socially interact with eBSI Alumni around the world and build your business network through our alumni.

NEW: Internal Jobs Board
A new Jobs Board has also been added to the list of benefits for participants in this edition of the ITS Program!  

Next Steps in a career in international trade:

The International Trade Specialist Accreditation program has been designed to be a ‘Gateway Program’ which provides access to further studies with the prestigious industry bodies outlined above.  Its both convenient and more cost effective than working your way up through the more basic programs from NVQ level 1-4 offered by these Institutes as the International Trade Specialist takes you straight from zero to NVQ Level 4 over the course of the 42 learning units.

You can download our prospectus
and ITS Syllabus
for your information and assistance.

Global Alumni Network - Global Benefits
Whats more, when you complete your studies you join our global alumni where networking can take place and business done.   

Part of this benefit is 1 year's free membership of the International Business Network WebPortGlobal which has been described as the LinkedIn for Exporters!  

More and more benefits for International Trade Specialist Graduates are on the way with other partners around the world.

As part of this extended program we will be adding our first Mastermind and extended networking through a specific Facebook and LinkedIn Group as well as access to our Alumni Network on Whatsapp and Telegram.

Free On-Going Training

You will also have access to exclusive additional courses and free access to eBSI new course releases while they are in their launch phase.  These additional free courses are not only trade related, they cover our full spectrum of training including:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Microsoft Office Training
  • Soft Skills
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Career Development
  • Health and Safety
  • Workplace Essentials
  • Personal Development

How it works
Upon graduation you will be given lifetime access to this library of online courses which will have a regularly changing variety of topics available to support your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) at no extra charge.

As an example, eBSI has currently 353 CPD courses in its catalog of which 120 are available to our ITS Graduates free of charge!  This number will vary over time but in general we will ensure we have at least 100 CPD courses available to ITSA Graduates at any given time! 

Emerging Markets Grants

In an effort to make our training as accessible as possible to both trade professionals in Emerging Markets and those wishing to develop a career in this growing sector, or who may currently be unemployed, we have relaunched our Emerging Markets Grant Scheme which offers up to 50% support towards fees on our native, eBSI Export Academy courses.  If you are unemployed or an emerging markets national, you can submit your CV for consideration for support under the scheme. 

To apply for the Emerging Markets Grant please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you should be given support to  Decisions on grants are made normally within a 24-48 hours depending on volumes of applications.


Program Outline

This program consists of the following Learning Path of Course units and it is suggested that you study the program in this order.  Each course unit has between 2-4 hours of online learning and additional offline reading activities.

Export Marketing

  • Introduction to Exporting
  • Introduction to International Marketing
  • Intercultural Management
  • Segmentation
  • Country Image
  • International Pricing Policy
  • International Product Policy
  • International Distribution Policy
  • International Promotion Policy
  • International Market Research

Trade & Customs Practice

  • Introduction to International Trade
  • Export Packaging
  • International Transport & Logistics
  • Marine Transport
  • International Modes of Transport
  • Export Documentation
  • Customs Procedures
  • Importing into the EU
  • International Contracts
  • Transitioning from Incoterms 2010 to 2020 

Finance of International Trade

  • Methods of Payment in International Trade
  • Documentary Collections
  • Documentary Credits Fundamentals
  • Management of Documentary Credits
  • Bonds & Guarantees
  • Short and Medium Term Finance
  • Factoring Fundamentals
  • Export Credit Agency Finance
  • Structured Commodity Trade Finance
  • Trade Finance Fraud Prevention

Digital Marketing

  • Introduction to e-Business and Internet Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Facebook Marketing
  • Google Marketing
  • LinkedIn Marketing
  • Twitter Marketing
  • eMail Marketing
  • Media Buying
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Video Marketing


ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy
ITSAA - International Trade Specialist Applied Program - eBSI Export Academy

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