Introduction to Cross-Border Trade - eCourse

Learn the mechanisms, dynamics and key issues in cross-border trade, as well as commercial considerations in international business

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By the end of this eCourse you will be able to:

Outline the risks related to the conduct of business across borders.

Describe how political considerations influence the nature of the trade environment.

Describe the industry institutions that enable cross-border trade.

Explain how to manage legal traditions and practices in various jurisdictions and international markets.

Describe the developments in technology and business models reshaping the industry.

Understand proper market selection and market entry strategies for cross-border trade.

Describe how economic and technological factors affect the trade environment.

Explain the impact of environmental factors on the sustainability of global supply chains.

Show the clear linkages between trade activity and financing needs, options, and opportunities.

Explain the importance of social factors and cultural considerations.


Access period

12 months


3 hours


Parent Certificate





Who should take this course?

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.



Alexander Malaket

President, Opus Advisory Services International Inc

Alexander Malaket is a recognized specialist in international trade and trade finance, with over 25 years of professional experience in Canada and internationally. He is Deputy Head of the Executive Committee of the ICC Banking Commission (Paris), a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, World Trade Centre (Winnipeg) and a member of the Board of the Forum for International Trade Training (Ottawa). Alexander is a member of the B20 Task Forces for 2015, the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and a “Nominated Expert” in trade finance at the UN/CEFACT, as well as a member of the ICTSD/World Economic Forum E15 Initiative. Author of “Financing Trade and International Supply Chains” published by Gower, UK in 2014, Mr. Malaket is a frequent speaker, panel chair and participant at leading industry events around the world.

Introduction to Cross-Border Trade - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 7 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • 22 assessment questions to test your knowledge
  • 13 animated explainer videos and 1 video lecture
  • Downloadable glossary for offline reference
  • Certificate of completion


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