Supply chains around the world are the arteries of global commerce, enabling trade flows worth tens of trillions annually in merchandise and services trade alone.
These complex ecosystems engage the smallest micro-enterprise to the largest multinational.
They often involve or depend on the contributions of international institutions and governments around the world, and are the source of large investment flows and economic value-creation around the globe.
The GTPA aims to set the global standard for certification of individuals and institutions in the professional practice of trade-related disciplines, strengthening the health, sustainability and management of supply chains through competency and expertise, benefitting global buyers, their MSME supplier communities and the ecosystem of service providers and others that support supply chains reaching around the globe.
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.