Singapore, 1 March 2018: The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) globally recognised e-learning platform, the ICC Academy, is delighted to announce the first anniversary of its Export-Import Certification (EIC).
To celebrate this milestone, we look back at what the programme offers and its benefits.
The EIC at a glance
Pulling from ICC’s expertise as a global leader in terms and standard setting activities, the EIC is an authoritative certification programme that promotes best practices. Designed to support the needs of companies operating in complex international environments, the curriculum is built around five core modules, which focus on the practical aspects surrounding international business—from negotiating contracts to resolving cross-border disputes. All materials were developed by leading trade expert, Guillermo Jimenez, author of the best-seller, ICC Guide to Export/Import: Global Standards for International Trade.
A year in review
Since launching the EIC in February 2017, more than 350 candidates have enrolled in the introductory-level programme. Professionals at all stages of their career, from across the world, took the decision to boost their knowledge of imports and exports—especially those in the logistics, pharmaceuticals and agriculture sectors from China, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
To gain competitive edge in the market place and better adapt to the changing needs of their stakeholders, leading companies, such as Rolls Royce, MBP Solutions and DB Schenker, partnered with the ICC Academy to provide professional development training to their employees.
What is more, the EIC was also of interest to the universities in Singapore and China. China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the government trade body worked diligently to integrate the programme into the international trade curriculum of 21 universities through China.
What people are saying
Former ICC Head of Division and current university professor Mr Jimenez said: “In a complex, rapidly-changing environment, it pays to be up-to-date with global export standards and strategies. This comprehensive ICC Academy programme provides a foundation in export and import practices, as well as terminology.”
IE Singapore’s Assistant Chief Executive Officer Satvinder Singh said: “The EIC adds to the current range of professional e-courses available at the ICC Academy. The programme [provides] more opportunities for professionals…to deepen their skills in an effort to stay relevant and meet the ever-changing demands of trade.”
ICC World Chambers Federation Director Anthony Parkes said: “The ICC Academy’s EIC programme is a great opportunity for chambers no only to skill-up their trade staff and enhance their professional services, but also build the capacity of the small- and medium-sized enterprises they work with daily on trade facilitation matters.
To mark the special occasion, the ICC Academy is giving a 10% discount to those looking to enroll in the full EIC programme and enhance their import and export capacities. Use the coupon code “EIC-Anniversary” through 14 March.
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