Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved.

Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved.

15.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), in partnership with Global Victoria and the Peru Trade Commission, is delighted to invite you to an information session on DOING BUSINESS WITH PERU

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), in partnership with Global Victoria and the Peru Trade Commission, is delighted to invite you to an information session on DOING BUSINESS WITH PERU

15.07.2019 Collins Rex

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.

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GTPA is delighted to support the GTR Commodities 2019 event in Geneva on 19 September

GTPA is delighted to support the GTR Commodities 2019 event in Geneva on 19 September

10.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

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?

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Aid for Trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience?

Aid for Trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience?

18.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Women who rock international trade

Women who rock international trade

04.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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UNCTAD Online Course on Trade and Gender

UNCTAD Online Course on Trade and Gender

14.03.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Markets and Markets Industry 4.0 Conference: Cybersecurity & Industrial Internet of Things

Markets and Markets Industry 4.0 Conference: Cybersecurity & Industrial Internet of Things

07.02.2019 Lisa McAuley

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!

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Australia's proposed participation on an ISO Project Committee and contribution towards the development of a generic CoC standard

Australia's proposed participation on an ISO Project Committee and contribution towards the development of a generic CoC standard

05.02.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Asia Trade Summit

Asia Trade Summit

10.01.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.

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The Economist Events: Asia Trade Summit Negotiating the future of trade

The Economist Events: Asia Trade Summit Negotiating the future of trade

03.01.2019 Lisa McAuley

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.


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GTPA partners with the EIF Programme Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

GTPA partners with the EIF Programme Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

04.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy

Building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy

03.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program

GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program

07.11.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Creando Oportunidades en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas

Creando Oportunidades en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas

26.10.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia

Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia

26.10.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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WEBINAR - Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Pilot Program with China

WEBINAR - Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Pilot Program with China

01.08.2018 Paul Zalai

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.

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Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

15.06.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Is the potential introduction of a proposed new Low Value Import Levy sending mixed messages?

Is the potential introduction of a proposed new Low Value Import Levy sending mixed messages?

26.03.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Take your Business Global with Ross Greenwood

Take your Business Global with Ross Greenwood

01.03.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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ASEAN- Australia Business Summit 2018

ASEAN- Australia Business Summit 2018

12.02.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Lanzan una red global para certificar expertos en comercio

Lanzan una red global para certificar expertos en comercio

16.01.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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GSF2018 & ICHCA International Conference & MegaTrans Exhibition

GSF2018 & ICHCA International Conference & MegaTrans Exhibition

09.01.2018 Lisa McAuley

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 exhibition.

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GTPA: Successful Launch, and Now the Work Begins!

GTPA: Successful Launch, and Now the Work Begins!

09.01.2018 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

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!

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The Power Of Digital Services For Consumers

The Power Of Digital Services For Consumers

03.01.2018 Deborah Elms

Arachova, Greece: There is perhaps no spot better for reflecting on the power of digital services for consumers than the literal side of a cliff in Arachova, Greece. I’m sitting on the side of a church building, the Temple of Theotokos, that has been perched in this setting, tumbling down the mountainside to the sea, for probably thousands of years.

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Global Trade Professionals Alliance launches new eCommerce and Digital Services Working Committee

Global Trade Professionals Alliance launches new eCommerce and Digital Services Working Committee

31.12.2017 Lisa McAuley

Following the establishment of a work program to set rules for digital trade at the 11th World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the importance that the GTPA believes in implementing basic standards for digital trade in areas like consumer protection and electronic contracts the GTPA is now pleased to announce that in the New Year it will establish a new working committee to look at developing a new specialisation under the Global Trade Professionals Programme to recognise experts in the field of eCommerce and digital services.

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