International Trade Corner July 2021
North American Small Business International Trade Educators
The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) is a non-profit professional organization that is comprised of a diverse group of members including practitioners in international trade from the business community, State and Federal government trade officials, SBDC International Trade professionals, and Academia. NASBITE also oversees the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential which confirms knowledge in international trade and is open to university students and trade practitioners, provided certain minimum criteria are met and the exam is passed.
Mississippi Small Business Development Center Manager of International Trade (MIT) Anthony Cambas (CGBP, CCS, LCB) was one of the featured speakers at the 2021 Annual NASBITE Conference which was held virtually this year in late May due to COVID-19 concerns. MIT Cambas is a CGBP and also a NASBITE CGBP Certified Trainer.
The topic of his presentation was “Understanding and Responding to a Dynamic and Changing International Trade Context” which highlighted how entrepreneurs, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and international trade assistance providers need to be up to date with the numerous factors such as COVID -19, supply chain disruptions, and technology have on successfully engaging in international trade in 2021. In addition, MIT Cambas is a member of the NASBITE CGBP Governance Council (GC) and he participated in a session along with GC Chair Beth Smith during which the results of recent NASBITE CGBP exams were presented, analyzed and discussed.
For international trade assistance and/or to discuss NASBITE and the CGBP certification process, please contact:
MSBDC Manager of International Trade