Established in 1954, the International Trade Council is one of the world’s largest non-profit peak-body chambers of commerce. The International Trade Council represents 76 government export agencies, 418 national and industry vertical chambers of commerce, and approximately 29,000 corporations spanning 179 countries. The Council works with these members to help them open new markets, understand and navigate technical barriers to trade, generate new sales and provides multiple education and networking platforms.  The Council runs numerous free webinars, online certificate courses and networking events throughout the year and also provides inbound / outbound foreign direct investment, customer/lead generation and sales-oriented trade missions for it’s members.

In addition to the above, the International Trade Council also manages a third-party Quality in Business Certification program. This Quality in Business Certification is the only scored global assessment methodology and business certification standard designed to highlight participating organizations commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and adherence to global best business practices. The Quality in Business Standard includes 16 key functions, 96 core criteria and 249 compliance indicators. The entire Quality in Business Standard is reviewed and updated a minimum of once per calendar year.

For more information about the International Trade Council please visit Information about the Council’s Quality in Business Certification program may be found at and you may also wish to visit the Quality in Business Directory at