International Trade & Investment


Course Overview

In this course, participants will understand the geopolitical business environment, examine trade and investment trends and policies and the digitalisation impact on internationalisation.



Course Objectives

At the end of this module, participant will be able to:     

  • Identify the different issues and skills required for business activities with an external element be it manufacturing to sell to an overseas buyer as opposed to purely domestic sales, provision of services domestically as compared to doing business with overseas partners including provision of professional services as well as differences when expanding operations via local investments/ acquisitions versus overseas investments be it greenfield, portfolio or M&A
  • Understand how geopolitics such as US-China trade war etc results in prohibitions and other restrictions that business should consider where to engage in business and with whom
  • Understand the broad overview on the various tools that governments have provided to business to tap on to make the internationalization journey easier as well as provide a competitive edge for our business.
  • Understand the rising competition by countries to provide facilitative and advantages market access or investment regulations as part of overall push to tap on shrinking FDI from developed countries.
  • Join the dots and be aware of the skills and related subject expertise that they would require in their company – leading to the setting up of a clear trade compliance team for companies large enough to sustain this and for those that are not large enough to do so, how to prioritize skills required amongst employees and the various tools government has put in place to help these skill acquisition as well as assistance provided possibly by TACs in helping members

Learning Methodology

16 hours of face to face learning


Course Outline

1.      Overview

2.      Facilitating the internationalization journey

3.      Skills required to make the most of this journey

4.      Impact of digitalization on internationalization


Administrative Details

  • Please log on with your Username and Password to register. If you do not have an existing account with Singapore Business Federation (SBF), please create one for registration.
  • Upon registration, you can make payment directly by PayPal (Credit / Debit Card), PayNow Corporate or Bank Transfer. An auto e-acknowledgement and invoice will be sent to your registered email.
  • No cancellation is allowed upon registration but attendance by a replacement delegate from your company due to exigency could be facilitated. Please notify SBF of this change, by giving at least 3 working days’ notice prior to the date of the workshop to enable logistical arrangements for the replacement.
  • Full payment must be received prior to the date of the workshop to guarantee your place.
  • Admission into the workshop is only allowed if payment / proof of payment has been received prior to the date of the workshop.
  • Participants will still be liable for payment in the event of no-show on actual day of the workshop.
  • SBF reserves the right to cancel, postpone, reschedule or make any adjustments to the workshop where necessary

Payment Options:
Select one of the following electronic payment options available (Please key in the invoice number for our reference)

  • PayPal (pay by Credit or Debit card)
  • PayNow Corporate (UEN: T02SS0073H)
  • Bank Transfer (Bank / Branch Code: 7375 / 018, Account No: 118-313-180-5)
  • Billing Organisation via UOB or DBS Website/Mobile app


Ref No.: SB230015


1/18/2023 9:00 AM - 1/19/2023 5:00 PM

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