Duration: 03 months
Time: Tuesday & Thursday (7pm-9pm)
Economists have advocated the benefits of International Trade ever since the development of Classical Theories in Economics, such as the Theory of Absolute Advantage by Adam Smith (1776) and the Theory of Comparative Advantage by Ricardo (1817). These theories have highlighted the benefit that can be gained by optimizing the use of available resources in a country.
Trade can be promoted between countries with each country specializing in the production of goods and services in which it has the highest absolute advantage. Globalization of the world economy has promoted International Trade. It has provided open and free access to countries that were once dominated by the policies of nationalists. Today, globalization is seen as the new frontier for the 21st century. The phenomenon has helped economies and organizations, especially during times of localized economic downturns.
International Trade has been accepted globally as a heavily documentary reliant trade that requires the acquisition of necessary documents that embody any and all relevant clauses- and the attending to these said clauses - to offer a protection buffer to both importer and exporter. Sri Lankan exporters, as well as importers, suffer from significant losses due to documentation errors which are mostly created by organized racketeers in the field. Some of these exporters, and even importers, have been forced to close down their businesses. These are quite serious circumstances; however, no proper corrective actions have been taken. The questions that need to be asked are, “Why does this situation exist?” and “What corrective measures can be taken to protect exporters - and importers - and their assets?” On examination, the answer to the first question becomes plainly obvious: There is a competency gap in the operating environment of International Trade. As for the second question, the solution is set out in the form of the Diploma in International Trade Management, a program that only serves to fill the said competency gap, but also to minimize the errors and losses in International Trade.
● Completed GCE O/Ls and at least 1 years of experience in a field related to Exports/Trade OR, successfully.
● Completed GCE A/L with a minimum of “C” pass for English Language at GCE O/Ls.
CITM01: Principles of Economics & Introduction to International Trade
CITM02: Business Organizations & Financial Accounting
CITM03: Concepts of Marketing & Customer Relationship Management
CITM04: Law relating to International Trade
● Mr. R. Chris Kariayawasam - Key Accounts Manager, (Managing a Portfolio of businesses) - Nestle Lanka
● Mr. Eranda Fernando - Consultant Economics, NDB
● Mr. Gamini Maduarachchi - Ministry of Agriculture, Procrument Specialist|Management Consultant
● Mr. Achala Chandrasekera - Director, Sri Lanka Customs
● Mr. Sudatta De Silva - Deputy Director, Sri Lanka Customs
● Mr. Charitha Jayasinghe - Head of I-Pay LOLC
● Mr. Dushan Waduwavala - Deputy General Manager, International Marketing, Alumex PLC
● Mr. Sunanda Dinesh Kumara - Cluster Senior Finance Manager, Brandix Group
● Ms. Priyashi Hewavitharana - Consultant, HNB General Insurance
● Mr. Gamini Karunatillake - Business Consultant
● Mr. Malika Amarasekara - Consultant HRM & Legal, Corporate Trainer
● Mr. Thasim Rafi - Director Venture Green Pvt Ltd, Co-Founder HUBPOINT
● Mr. Sanjeeva Jayaweera - Senior Lecturer, Corporate Trainer, Management Consultant
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