Foundation Certificate in International Business

FCB is the Foundation Certificate in International Business [FCIB] which provides the student with a basic knowledge on International Business within a short span of three months. The minimum qualification required to register is GCE A/L or O/L with work experience. This course is ideally suited for those who aspire to take up employment with in the Shipping and Logistics, Banking and Finance, International Business, Freight forwarding and International Marketing.

At the end of three months an examination will be held and the best student will get a medal from the Chairman ICC Sri Lanka Chapter.
What is ICCICC is the world business organization based in Paris, ICC has a network of Chambers in 130 countries and have over 6.5 million members globally. ICC has several global products such as Incoterms, ATA Carnet etc. The global Banking system and customs network rely heavily on ICC.

When will the lectures commence?The lectures will commence on 18th January 2017. The complete details will be informed to all those who have registered by the 15th January 2017.

FCIB Calendar 2017 - 3rd Intake

Where will the lectures be held at? Lectures will be held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing - Business School, 50, Kitulwatta Road, Colombo 08. - View MAP How to Register Download the registration form from the or call ICCSL (0777 350 676 , 011 230 7841 - Sandra) and get details of how to get a registration form.
  • Complete the registration form and deposit LKR 22,500/= to the
  • Account Number: 0030 1030 7444
  • Account Name: International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka.
  • Bank: Hatton National Bank
  • Branch: Head office

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Please fax (011 230 7841) or email the bank slip to the ICCSL Head Office.
(Please note the participants from Member Companies will be charged only Rs. 20,000/= )

1. Global Marketing & International Business 
Duration: 6 Hours
International  Business: 3 Hours
The International Marketing Environment (PESTEL Factors)
Assessing International Markets - Entry Opportunities
Planning and strategies to entre different Markets 
Managing Market Entry Strategies 
Identity threats and opportunities
Global Marketing: 3 Hours
Risks and mitigation of risks
Role played by Brands in International Business
International Brands
Impact of environmental factors  
Impact of Technology factors  
Case studies /  global examples
2. Business Disputes
Duration: 3 Hours
Introduction to Law of Contracts
Dispute Resolution
International Business, Trade Agreements & FTA's
International Property Rights
Development of international mediation and comparative approaches to mediation.
Arbitration of private and mixed disputes- trends in arbitration; applicable law and
Dispute resolution clauses and arbitration agreements.
The process and legality of arbitration and enforcement and challenge of awards.
Judicial jurisdiction in cases involving international business transactions.
Overview of  transnational business litigation.
  1st Short Course (Certificate of participation)  
  3. E-Business, Internet, Social Media    
  Duration: 6 Hours  
  Evolution of  E- business - 3 Hours   
  Concept of E- business  
  E-business, E-commerce vs. conventional business  
  Use of internet at different disciplines  
  Internet Marketing and advantages  
  E-commerce Trends  
  Power of Social Media in the present day business  - 3 Hours  
  Social Media tools and usage  
  Cost of Social Media  
  Benefits of Social Media  
  Problems and issues of Social Media  
  Cost effectiveness effective ways to use for business  
  Open source and its importance  
4. ICC, Incoterms, Carnet, and Certificates of Origin
Duration: 6 Hours
ATA Carnet - 3 Hours
What is an ATA CARNET?
Why do companies need it
Rules for temporary admission
How to Apply for a carnet
How does the system work?
Holder's Responsibilities
Benefits of the system, business, customs, and national economy
Certificate of Origin - 3 Hours
What is a CO
Types of COO
Best Practices
Acceptable proof of origin
What role do chambers play
Chambers authority
How COO are issued
Who need them
Likely frauds
Electronic COO
  2nd Short Course (Certificate of participation)  
  5. Logistics, Freight Forwarding and Multimodal Transport   
  Duration: 6 Hours  
  Present day Logistics  - 3 Hours  
  Introduction to Freight Forwarders NVOCC operators and Multimodal Transport  
  Carriage of Goods by Sea and Air and  Charter Parties  
  Bills of Lading and Shipping Documents, International  Conventions on BL's terms and conditions  
  International Trade and Finance,  Payment Instruments    
  Future of Logistics and compliances   - 3 Hours  
  Quality Management ISO and other standards  
  Introduction to Dangerous goods   
  Introduction to E-commerce and Supply Chain Management  
  Packing , Quarantine  and regulatory requirements   
  6. Customs  
  Duration: 6 Hours  
  Role of Customs : 3 Hours  
  Customs Ordinance and other related laws  
  Significance of Harmonized Commodity Description Coding system  
  Mega Port Surveillance Unit and liaison with other related agencies  
  Air Cargo and Sea Freight (import and export) Clearance Procedures  
  Bonding Cargo Clearance procedure  
  Customs role in Bio diversity Protection  
  Customs role in controlling Narcotics & Psychotropic substances  
  Customs Operations : 3 Hours  
  Customs and International Environment Protection Agreements  
  Overview of WTO/GATT Valuation system  
  Intellectual Property Rights Act   
  Kyoto Convention: pathway to Trade Facilitation  
  Preparation of CUSDEC  
  Entrepot Trade  

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