Economic value creation:
- strengthen healthy, sustainable supply chains through a trusted network of global business providers;
- raise the ethical standards for global trade and trade professionals;
- promote financial and economic inclusiveness through supply chain activities and disciplines;
- reduce the cost and risk of employing global trade professionals (GTPs) by facilitating the easy recognition of professional skills (including
their level and currency) – ‘Trusted in Trade’;
- drive economic development and job creation, as well as foster innovation exchange and by facilitating growth through global trade;
- drive continuous professional development within business, industry, government and trade professionals as well as employees working within
- provide a structured career path for trade professionals that will drive a globally trusted network across global businesses, industry, government
and supporting trade professionals from organisations that support global business growth;
- provide mutual recognition of the competencies of trade professionals across geopolitical boundaries;
- assist businesses to access the necessary information and contacts, as well as the legal and commercial intelligence to navigate regulatory
regimes in global markets and to understand local business and cultural practices;
- improve the global networking of trade professionals, industry, government and businesses engaged in global trade.
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.