Global Research Institute of International Trade
Research | Strategize | Connect
Accessing the global market is more than just exporting to the 95 percent of consumers who exist outside of the United States.
It is about implementing a 21st century model that will allow for firms and industries to actually compete in markets around the world.
The Global Research Institute of International Trade is a think tank and consulting firm designed to enhance the capacity of firms and industries to compete.
GRIIT does so by using sound research designs and methods to provide feasible solutions to government agencies, business owners, industry associations and universities in the areas of firm and industry competitiveness in the international market. While international trade is a complex subject, GRIIT’s model is simple: RESEARCH. STRATEGIZE. CONNECT.
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Accessing the global market is more than just exporting to the 95 percent of consumers who exist outside of the United States. It is about implementing a 21st century model that will allow for firms and industries to actually compete in markets around the world.
Sarita Jackson, Ph.D., CGBP
Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D., CGBP is the founder, president, and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade, LLC (GRIIT). Dr. Jackson established GRIIT to provide research that will assist global managers contribute to the enhancement of local communities through imports and exports, as well as guide government trade policies that lead to mutually beneficial trade relationships, particularly for emerging markets and developing economies.
Geographical Areas of Expertise
Latin America and the Caribbean
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Panama, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines)
- South Africa)
- The Philippines
- South Korea
- Manufacturing (food and beverage, medical devices)
- Services (financial)
Our clients have benefited from our first-hand knowledge, experience, and insight into key areas of international trade. Those areas range from starting an import/export business to getting your product/service into an overseas market.
Clients have found value in the time saved trying to figure out the global expansion process alone plus the money saved by not making unnecessary costly errors. As a result, they can focus on enhancing their product/service and developing a strategy to compete over the long-term in the best market.
Our advisory services include a set schedule of in-depth one-on-one sessions, a roadmap of required activities to turn insight into action, an accountability framework, and connection to key resources to facilitate the import/export of a good or service.
Our e-learning courses are designed to walk participants through the export process. Our main course addresses an overlooked aspect of international trade–exporting a service. By the end of our courses, students will have a preliminary export plan from which to build toward starting the export process.
Our courses are based on over 15 years of designing, teaching, and enhancing courses on international trade from the business, economic, and policy perspectives. These courses have been taught at a variety of institutions in the United States and overseas.
Our clients have found value in the time and money saved by having a systematic, targeted approach to identifying the best market for their product/service and their firm. Prior to spending money traveling to different markets and spending resources on a market just because of a few inquiries, our clients begin the global expansion process with a clear understanding of why a market(s) would offer long-term, consistent, and sustainable opportunities to grow their revenue and profit.
We provide customized market research and strategy recommendations that make sense for that particular company and its product/service.
In addition, we collaborate with organizations to offer research and analyses of global trade policies (e.g., trade agreements) and their impact on firms, industries, and larger economies.
We provide hands-on, interactive training in-person and virtually to business owners, executives, and representatives; students; and non-profit organizations. Our workshops can be customized to fit the needs of your organization and audience. Examples of past workshops have focused on conducting market research for global expansion, using international trade statistical databases, developing a sound global business plan, trade agreements and programs, and exporting goods and services.
The Basic of Exporting Services
This course offers students a practical step-by-step guide to delivering a professional service to consumers based in overseas markets.
Special emphasis is placed on how to identify global market opportunities, selecting the right market for a firm’s services.
We begin our journey into exporting a service by first understanding the importance of bringing services trade to the forefront of our discussions about international trade practices, strategies, and policies. Next, you will understand how the course is structured and what this course means for your global business goal
At this step, we will walk through the steps of building a sound export plan to identify market opportunities, select the best market for a firm and its services, connecting with funding resources, ensuring payment, and using e-commerce and other forms of digital technology.
Now, that we have gained the tools to develop a sound services-based export plan, let’s begin the process of finding contract and grant opportunities. This section offers us more in-depth insight into bidding on contracts and writing a grant for federal government funding.
Next, on this journey, we gain insight into the export of a service from a historical and contemporary overview. Then, we move toward examining the current trends in the global export of services and foreign direct investment in services.
The final step of our journey will emphasize the role that trade policies and institutions have in shaping a firm’s ability to compete in any given market around the world. More specifically, we gain deep insight into leveraging the opportunities presented by preferential trade agreements (e.g., US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)) and preferential trade programs (e.g., African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA)). We will also look at policies set by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to promote cross-border trade in services and promote fair trade practices.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to access, simple tools to find the appropriate export market opportunities for any given professional service.
US and non-US based firms save time, money, energy, and frustration during the global expansion process with our research and strategy development. Our research, analyses, and insight have been used by firms from various sectors and industries to assess their own resources and capabilities for expansion, find the best market for their products or services, and guide a targeted competitive strategy in the overseas market.
These companies start the export process correctly while minimizing costly errors and using resources wisely. As a result, company resources can be invested into enhancing the company’s product/service and building its international trade capacity.
Additionally, public and private sector organizations gain practical insight into international and domestic-level trade policies. More specifically, GRIIT researchers examine the opportunities and challenges of trade agreements and programs (e.g., US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA)) for national economies, industries, communities around the globe, and individual firms.
Our clients benefit from customized market research and policy analyses that are based on primary data collection and trade statistical analysis.
Whereas others focus on the what, GRIIT focuses on the why and how!
GRIIT relies on scholarly research to provide simple, yet sound, solutions for business associations, business owners, organizations and universities eager to compete in the global economy.
Individual clients benefit from a research-based analysis of their companies to determine the best market opportunities for their products and/or services, identify their competitive edge, understand the players in the same market, and develop the most appropriate strategy to enter these markets.
Clients in a various industries, such as food manufacturing, who have worked with GRIIT have commented that our targeted approach has saved them the frustration and energy of sifting through and trying to comprehend a lot of complex, oftentimes unrelated data; the time trying to figure things out during the export process; and money associated with making costly errors. Savings in these areas–frustration/energy, time, money–has allowed GRIIT clients to focus on what matters–manufacturing their product and building the right team.
With the help of several GRIIT researchers and a main advisor, clients receive a customized export-market analysis and strategy recommendations for entering those markets, among other firm-level data. Clients starting out with a long-term strategy in mind early on in the process benefit from additional GRIIT resources and contacts to actually guide them through the implementation phase of that strategy.
An Intake Questionnaire is available for potential individual clients, such as business owners and representatives for a company, who are interested in GRIIT’s services to complete and submit. This information helps the main adviser to determine the best short, medium and long-term approach to meet the potential client’s needs.
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GRIIT offers first-time potential clients a complimentary exploratory session, during which a consultant and the potential client will discuss the latter’s interests and needs based on answers provided in the Intake Questionnaire, identify areas where GRIIT can assist, and present an action plan. Request for a follow-up exploratory session after the complimentary session will require a minimal fee per hour that must be paid upfront. Should the potential client decide to move forward by signing a retainer agreement, he/she can use the follow-up session fee as a credit toward the deposit to retain GRIIT’s services. Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Trade On Tuesday @2!
Insight into trade policy and strategy by GRIIT President and CEO Sarita D. Jackson, PhD and our network of trusted advisors (university professors, management consultants, and international business attorneys, among others) Watch all Trade on Tuesdays@2 episodes with key tips.
We offer competitive prices with flexible payment plans to fit your budget.
- 1- Hour Consultation
- 1-1 Insight Question/Session
Pro Plan(Savings of 33% off hourly rate or savings of $100 per hour)
- 4 monthly sessions 1 hour each
- 1-1 personal level guidance
- Implementation roadmap
- Accountability framework
Premium Plan(Savings of 50% off hourly rate or $150 per hour savings)
- 8 monthly sessions 1 hour each
- 1-1 personal level guidance
- Implementation roadmap
- Accountability framework
- Connection to resources and individuals within the network to execute import/export plan
The Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT) is a think tank and consulting firm that offers internships in Los Angeles, CA. Interns collaborate with GRIIT for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
The internship program is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about international trade from a political, economic and legal perspective as well as apply research skills to any given project. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to experience the operation of a company through the opportunity to assist with the supporting areas of GRIIT.
Eligibility: A candidate must be a graduate student, an undergraduate student, in a certificate program, or have graduated from a college/university within 12 months of beginning the internship.
Other eligibility requirements include:
- Proficiency in English (reading, writing and speaking)
- Having passed courses related to international trade and global business
- Advanced-level research and writing skills
- Basic familiarity with international trade databases
Professional Learning Activities:
- Assist with business strategy development and management
- Research using international trade, other government and scholarly databases
- Provide data for use in projects for clients and research reports
- Collect information for grant and contract proposals
- Assist with marketing
- Contribute to the enhancement of the social media strategy and website content
Interns are expected to work a maximum of 20 hours a week during an 11–15-week internship period. Internships are non-paid and are offered throughout the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall Quarters/Semesters. Interns may receive academic credit at the intern’s college or university
Application Procedures and Deadlines:
In order to be considered for an internship, you must submit the following items:
- Signed and complete application form
- Cover letter
- Writing sample
- Academic transcript (most recent university/college)
- Access and submit an electronic application by clicking here.
(Note: Supplemental material should be e-mailed to email@example.com)
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The Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT) is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, sexual orientation or national origin is prohibited.
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Global Research Institute of International Trade
1171 S Robertson Blvd #387
Los Angeles, CA 90035