GTPA is delighted to welcome Marc L Busch as the new Chair of the International Affairs and Trade Policy working committee. Marc will also be involved
in providing oversight into the Trade Regulation and Compliance and Trade Law ISO/IEC 17024 competency developments.
Marc L Busch (Ph.D., Columbia University) is the Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign
Service, Professor of Government and Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University. He is an expert on international trade policy
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GTPA is pleased to announce that Ziyaad Ebrahim has been certified under ISO/IEC 17024 as a Global Trade Professional in the field of Trade Management.
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.
As trade remains crucial to economic growth globalisation, it is imperative that groups, such as small businesses and women entrepreneurs have access to
opportunities from trade.
SMEs are the backbone of most economies and so too are women business owners crucial to economic growth. According to research by McKinsey, the consultancy,
advancing women's equality could add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025 – equivalent to adding a new United States and China.
“We need to collectively do more to support and drive greater engagement by women as business leaders and encourage their participation in global markets
and we also need to do more to promote the opportunities for young women to develop career paths in global trade. Certain areas of trade support services,
such as trade finance, logistics, supply chain management, customs and freight forwarding, have traditionally seen low levels of participation by women;
this needs to change.” Ms Lisa McAuley, CEO of the GTPA said.
The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is pleased to announce a new alliance with the Professionals in International Trade (PIT),
which was relaunched under a new name and branding at a special networking event hosted by KPMG in Sydney, Australia this morning.
PIT is a professional networking group based in Sydney, Australia with a mission to connect and support like-minded individuals
who work and share a common interest in international trade & investment, business and foreign affairs.
“Our aim is to help professionals to foster long term relationships, trust and opportunities for business, discussion and collaboration. PIT achieves the mission through a range of activities designed to connect, promote and develop international trade professionals.” said Daniel Spencer,
Executive Chairman of PIT.
Susan Danks is the Director of Tariff Consulting Pty Ltd and Vice Chair, Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia.
Susan has in excess of thirty years’ experience in Customs and indirect taxation, including as a Customs Officer with more than 9 years’ experience
in imports, cargo & investigations. She has worked for a Royal Commission and the Industries Commission in addition to other roles as consultant,
customs broker and customs manager within industry.
The Global Trade Professionals Alliance is pleased to announce that Andrew Hudson will Chair the GTPA’s new Trade Law working committee. Andrew Hudson
is a Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers in the Litigation team, with significant expertise across international trade law and customs. Andrew is a trusted
and highly-regarded industry adviser to businesses, industry associations, other peak bodies and Government, and regularly consults on legal and trade
developments that affect Australian and international businesses.
In its first year the Trade Regulation and Compliance committee will oversee the development of the ISO/IEC 17024 competency standards on the development
of the ISO/IEC 17024 competency standards related to Trade Regulation and Compliance, which will be launched globally in October this year. The Global
Trade Professional Programme (GTP) developed under ISO/IEC 17024 will provide the only global pathway for professional experts in the field of Trade
Regulation and Compliance to obtain globally recognised certification as a GTP- Trade Regulation and Compliance expert.
As a Global Trade Professional you will benefit from a Global Trade Professional certification under ISO/IEC 17024; a trusted and internationally recognised
certification; career opportunities and progression; a global network and profile, international and strategic partnerships as well as business development
Following the official launch event in December, GTPA is now kicking off in full swing this New Year we are giving away 10 FREE opportunities for individuals
to be certified as a Global Trade Professionals under ISO/IEC 17024 in the area of Trade Management. This also includes one year’s FREE membership
to the GTPA valued at $1,000 USD. Broaden your global career and open the door to a world of opportunities.
GTPA is absolutely delighted to have certified our first Global Trade Professional under ISO/IEC 17024. GTPA has certified Ms Fatou Ndiaye from KPMG as
a GTP with a specialisation in Trade Management at the Management Level. Fatou has almost a decade of experience in international sales and export
development and joined KPMG from a boutique Trade & Investment consulting company specialised in assisting Australian SMEs in their expansion to
Europe. Her portfolio included clients from a broad range of industries i.e. waste water, medical device, automotive, IT.
Education providers around the world should look to now join the GTPA and become an Approved Education Provider. This will provide education providers
with the opportunity to be a recognised pathway for individuals to demonstrate their professional trade competencies as well as a platform to promote
their institution as part of a globally recognised alliance.
The Executive Director and Advisory Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) invite expressions of interest from leading experts across
all areas of international trade, to contribute to one or more Working Committees relating to specific specialisations in international trade.