GTPA is breaking new ground in the evolution of international trade by creating a partnership-based global trusted network of practitioners, and bringing to market, the first ISO standards based certification body with full coverage of trade-related disciplines.
The scope of GTPA activities will include areas as diverse as trade management, trade finance and supply chain finance, logistics, trade policy, e-commerce, and digitisation as well as sustainability and inclusion linked to trade.
The Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme, has been developed under ISO/IEC 17024, for the certification of professional competence in the field of global trade.
The GTPA has only developed through the support of the GTPA Board and our International and Technical Advisory Committee, Chaired by leading global trade expert Mr Alexander R. Malaket from Canada.
It took us 6 years to get to this point, so this is a momentous occasion not only for GTPA but for trade in general.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.