A global trade ecosystem to advance and support businesses, trade organisations and professionals engaged in global trade


GTPA is a Non-for-Profit, Membership based, public company.

Membership provides an ecosystem to connect individuals, business, organisations and governmental bodies with professionals involved in all aspects of international trade.

Our goal is to bring people and organisations together to:

  • build professional capabilities in trade
  • advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
  • facilitate networking
  • improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
  • improve the trade process
  • advance international development
  • support the development of MSMEs and their access to global supply chains
  • build professional capabilities in trade
  • empower greater diversity through women-owned engagement in trade

Membership is available to anyone or any entity either directly with the GTPA or through Approved GTPA Certification Bodies but at the heart of the business case is certification and membership of individuals and businesses engaged in trade or providing trade related services.

GTPA is the only organisation providing individuals with internationally recognised certification – a standard of professional competence in trade (ISO /IEC 17024) through its Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme. Certification is available to those individuals evidencing relevant qualifications and/or experience.

GTPA is also reaching out to link with tertiary education bodies (“Education Providers”) whose course structures facilitate graduate certification under the GTP Programme - offering a career path for graduates.

Education Providers whose course curriculum has been approved by GTPA under the ISO/IEC 17024 standard are able to offer graduates the additional benefit of GTP certification and the use of the certification post-nominals (cert.GTP, cert.GTM or cert.GTE) in addition to graduate post-nominals. Membership is subject to Continued Professional Development (CPD).


Coming soon: Certification for Global Businesses 

Businesses, professional bodies, as well as government organisations who are members of GTPA may nominate employees to be certified under the GTP Programme. 

Later this year GTPA will be launching a new international standard for GTPA business members who will be eligible to be certified under ISO/IEC 17065 as either a Certified Global Business or a Certified Global Trade Consulting service.

Businesses may NOW prepare for this new global certification by obtaining ISO/IEC 17024 certification for their employees.

Join GTPA today and become a member of an international ecosystem of practitioners and organisations – from banks & bankers involved in trade finance to law firms and lawyers, accounting firms and accountants, consultancies and consultants advising on trade issues through to insurers, freight forwarders, logistic companies, exporters, importers, and government organisations.

GTPA was established through the financial partnership with GTP Services Pty Ltd.








The GTPA aims to raise the ethical standard for trade and trade professionals by raising awareness of global best practice.

Global networks

Building a global trade ecosystem


Global trade and international business competency

Building international trade capacity and capability under ISO/IEC 17024

International Research

Leading international research on capacity and capability-building and thought leadership


Improve the global networking of trade professionals, industry, government and businesses engaged in global trade under ISO/IEC 17024






Trade Policy & Advocacy

Engagement globally in trade policy on behalf of the GTPA network engaged in international trade


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