The GTPA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a formal session as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to discuss the
development of the Seven Summits Trade Challenge to be formally launched later this year.
To succeed in today’s competitive business environment, exceptional individuals must rise out above the crowd.
The Seven Summits Trade Challenge (SSTC) provides trade and supply chain professionals with formal recognition of their career achievements, as well as
giving them a structured pathway to build on their trade skills and expertise to reach new heights in the dynamic and ever-changing world of global
GTR Asia 2019 (formerly known as Asia Trade & Treasury Week) will return to Singapore September 3-4, 2019. Recognised as the world’s
largest international gathering for the trade, commodity, fintech and treasury community, GTR’s annual event in Singapore last year welcomed a record-breaking
total of over 1,100 industry participants from local and international banks to multinational corporations and SMEs, independent financiers, commodity
brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers, consultants, ECAs and multilaterals and more!
2019’s event is set to be even bigger and better! Participants will have the chance to hear over 100 of the world’s leading trade, treasury and fintech
experts reflecting on developments in the Asian market and more globally, whilst also having the chance to network and discuss trade priorities with
over 500 different companies.
The GTPA is delighted to join Dayna Simpson from Monash University, Anne Quarshie from LUT University of Technology (Finland) and Zhaohui Wu from Oregon
State University as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to host
a session on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved. This cafe session will be an informal discussion in relation to
new ISO standards relevant to transparency and chain-of-custody, and how sustainable SCM can be incorporated in these standards.
Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) in February 2018. A fellow signatory to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific
Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement, Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America over the last decade. PAFTA will build on the benefits
of the CPTPP, enabling Australian exporters to diversify beyond traditional export markets and strengthening our economic relationship with Latin America.
Widely regarded as one of the premier gatherings for the global commodity financing sector, GTR Commodities 2019 will provide an unrivalled forum for networking
and discussion on the key issues impacting on the global commodities market, from financing trends to geopolitical factors, sector profiles, risk management
strategies, sustainability issues and the role of technology.
Attendees will benefit from critical market insight and idea sharing through a series of informative discussions, debates, case studies and breakouts,
whilst the unchallenged networking opportunities available at every GTR event will provide access to over 100 companies engaged in commodity finance
business, including trading companies, multinationals, financial institutions and service providers.
GTPA will be represented by Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy and Europe Director, participating in a debate session: Is global turbulence here to stay?
Trade has an essential role to play in creating a more resilient system – one that can resist or adapt to environmental and economic shocks. It can do
so by facilitating the exchange of goods, services and technology—including environmentally sound technologies—required for adaptation,
mitigation and disaster preparedness and response. In this way trade contributes to the achievement of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and the Sendai Framework
for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Developing countries face the challenge of “double exposure” to both economic shocks and environmental challenges such as climate change and natural hazards,
which are becoming more frequent and severe. Investments in low emission, climate resilient agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate smart
infrastructure, for example, could help reduce vulnerability to extreme weather events and build economic resilience.
As part of the 2019 WTO Aid for Trade Global Review in Geneva from the 3-5 July the GTPA and the EIF are delighted to host a session on building gender
based policy to drive and facilitate global trade in LDCs.
SMEs are the backbone of most economies and women business owners are also crucial to economic growth. According to research by consultancy, McKinsey,
advancing women’s equality could add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025 – equivalent to adding a new United States and China.
The GTPA and EIF are pleased to invite you to join us for an upcoming session as part of eCommerce Week in Geneva.
Digital transformation is about how a business embraces digital tools to streamline and improve its functionality, and how that business then more efficiently,
potently and profitably interacts with its customers.
15 April– 2 June 2019
In an effort to enhance knowledge about the links between trade and gender, the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Programme has developed an Online
Course on Trade and Gender.
The course targets academics (from universities and research centres), policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing and transition countries
involved in research, teaching, policy formulation and implementation, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.
Join MarketsandMarkets Industry 4.0 Conference:
Cybersecurity & Industrial Internet of Things at Chicago, USA to address the recent case studies, roundtable discussions and much more about the
need, integration, challenges in space of cybersecurity and industrial automation.
Come & network with your peers to learn from leading experts about cybersecurity and IIOT solutions to make manufacturing smarter. Gain support &
access to business, hear about large- & small-scale 4.0 case studies!
Standards Australia is Australia's national standards body. We represent Australia to the ISO & IEC and
to this effect remain committed to developing and maintaining standards that meet current dynamics & ensure net benefit to the Australian community.
The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) intends to submit a project proposal to Standards Australia for an International Participation case for
Australian participation on an ISO Project Committee: PC 308 – Chain of Custody and is seeking relevant industry and stakeholder support for the proposal.
Free trade was under fire before the Brexit vote and the 2016 American presidential election. Non-tariff barriers were already on the rise in the years
following the global financial crisis and contributed to growth in global trade flows falling behind that of global GDP growth for only the second
time in more than two decades. There were some bright spots, including the completion of large-scale bilateral and regional free trade agreements,
but those were also a further sign of the WTO’s diminished capability to function as a forum for advancing multilateral trade liberalisation. The new
threats to trade arising from rising populism and disruptive technologies are, in other words, accelerating existing trends and seeding new ones.
Trade is at the heart of the geopolitical tensions between America and China, an issue that is dominating international headlines. In the meantime, technology
is disrupting trade like never before, making processes more efficient and inclusive. And many regional and bilateral trade agreements are advancing.
The Asia Trade Summit will address these topics, and more, and give the audience a complete assessment of trade-related developments in the region.
The GTPA is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction
& advocacy as part of Africa eCommerce Week.
The Africa eCommerce Week will be jointly organized with the African Union and the European Union. The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya and implemented
in collaboration with partners of the ‘eTrade for All’ initiative.
The rapid pace and scale of technological change and global flows of information, among other forces, are disrupting labour markets and fundamentally altering
the future of work. While these shifts may create economic growth, new jobs and flexible work, they may also lead to the automation and consequent
disappearance of routine, manual roles.
Technological advancements, despite the disruption, also create opportunities for expansion into global markets for sectors of the population excluded
from more traditional trade mechanisms.
GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program for NSW exporters this November (program dates Monday, 26 November 2018 to Friday, 7 December 2018).
The Global Trade Accelerator Program (GTA) is a virtual program enabling NSW based exporters and trade professionals to gain market research advice from
teams of international university students and supported by the ECA and City of Sydney as well as the NSW Government.
La Oficina Comercial de Perú en Australia, la Cámara de Comercio de Lima y el Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) le invita al almuerzo para celebrar el lanzamiento del primer taller de GTPA, “Creando Oportunidades
en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas”.
El almuerzo será una oportunidad única de conocer Profesionales en comercio exterior de Australia y aprender más sobre el mercado australiano y como crecer
su negocio internacionalmente.
Trabajando en conjunto con socios peruanos, GTPA desea presentarles el modelo GTPA y los nuevos estándares para Profesionales en comercio exterior.
The Trade Commission of Peru in Australia, the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) invite you to join us for a luncheon in celebration of the launch of the first GTPA workshop,Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia.
The luncheon will be an exclusive opportunity to meet with Australian trade professionals in order to learn more about the Australian market and how to
advance your opportunities to grow internationally.
Working with local partners in Peru, the GTPA wishes to introduce you to the GTPA ecosystem as well as the brand new ISO standards for Global Trade Professionals.
3pm to 4pm AEST - Monday, 27 August 2018
To register for this free event, please click HERE.
The Department of Home Affairs have introduced Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for Trusted Traders with foreign border administrations.
MRA benefits are extended to exporters who have obtained the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) status who experience a "lighter touch" and faster processing
times at destination ports.
Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS);
a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.
Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, the 2018 ATIGS edition will gather key economic players from more than
70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors on June 24, 25 and 26,
2018 in Washington, DC. Designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa, the
3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking.
The news that the Department of Home Affairs is planning to introduce a new tax on parcels posted from overseas, under a federal government plan to cover
security screening costs, might be seen as a NTM.
One has to ask whether the time is right for Australia to be looking to introduce measures domestically that could be perceived as new taxes on imports.
And should this levy be seen as a tax, it could well result in retaliatory measures that would impact on e-commerce opportunities for Australian companies
overseas. We acknowledge the importance of increased security and screening and the importance of robust security, but we would like to see whether
there is a different way that this could be funded so it does not hurt consumers and business, who will ultimately bear the cost.
Are you exploring opportunities to expand your business into global markets? If the answer is yes, this could be your chance!
OFX (previously OzForex), in partnership with 2GB are offering one lucky business a money-can’t- buy opportunity to use some of Australia’s most prestigious
global business leaders as their personal business coach at an intimate 2-hour workshop held in Sydney CBD at OFX HQ.
On the occasion of PIT's relaunch under new branding, GTPA is pleased to partner
with Polyglot and KPMG to invite you to hear
from an experienced panel on The Future of Skills and Trade in the Digital Economy.
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing regions, and Australian businesses are perfectly placed to make the most of the tremendous opportunities
the ASEAN market offers.
It has been widely researched and broadly acknowledged that SMEs and micro-enterprises are important drivers of economic value-creation around the world,
whether in developing markets or OECD economies. Similarly, the character of international trade as an engine of growth was axiomatic for decades prior
to the global crisis.
Australian exporters are increasingly wanting to sell their goods to Chinese consumers. This session will focus on legal issues associated with the different
methods of selling to Chinese customers. FREE REGISTRATION HERE
Una suerte de norma de calidad para los operadores del comercio internacional. Esa podría ser una de las definiciones de Global Trade Professionals Alliance
(GTPA), la organización que el Ministro de Comercio, Turismo e Inversiones de Australia, Hon Steven Ciobo MP, y la CEO de Export Council of Australia,
Lisa McAuley, presentaron en Buenos Aires en coincidencia con la XI Ministerial de la OMC.
GTPA is pleased to partner with Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) to support Australia for the first
time to host the ICHCA Australia Global Shippers Forum (GSF) and International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) annual conference and
Happy New Year and all very best wishes to you and yours from the ITAC and the GTPA Team, and here’s hoping that all who celebrated over the past weeks
have had an enjoyable Holiday Season!
The Financial Times has reported that the UK’s Department
of International Trade has begun circulating a proposal for the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.