Beatriz Ramirez

Free Trade Agreement Specialist

Jobst Hall 412D
(309) 677-2996


Beatriz Ramirez has over 20 years of international business experience. Beatriz brings significant international sales and documentation experience based on international sales and negotiations that she closed working directly with end users and subsidiaries for two area companies where Beatriz focus on helping small business on expanding markets in Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Latin-America. She increased sales from 24 percent to 57 percent in the process of five years. Originally from Colombia, she obtained her business degree from Universidad EAN in Bogota, Colombia. During college and for a short period after, she worked for over ten years with a General Electric Subsidiary in different capacities from technical translator, simultaneous translator to complete different rolls in the Cost and Inventory Control Department. Then, during six years, she worked for the Colombian Caterpillar Dealer in the Comptroller’s Department where she got the opportunity to be analyst for Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, International Trade, and Leasing of Caterpillar Equipment. Also, she audit all cash advances and traveling expenses for Caterpillar Dealer’ Employees. After moving to the Peoria area, she joined Dynamic Graphics as the Latin America and Caribbean Marketing and Sales Coordinator. In 1999 she joined 4B Components Ltd. as the Latin America Sales Director. She got the opportunity to close sales for small business up to the amount of $200,000 and brought international payments without any issue. Beatriz is very familiar with the International Trade Center at Bradley University, and used its programs and services in her previous positions. She is eager to share her knowledge and experience with our clients based on her education and expertise selling and negotiating internationally.

Practice in Field

  • Internationalization of small business through international sales
  • Export capacity building through site training that impact supply chain management and trade finance
  • Training of customs automation system for exporters
  • Knowledge of export compliance
  • Classification of any tangible product
  • Valuation process and applicability in regards to free trade agreements
  • Certificates of compliance in agreement with free trade agreements
  • Legal and regulatory compliance for exporters
  • Intellectual property awareness