GTPA is the only organisation globally to develop the international standard for certifying trade professionals. The Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme, has been developed under ISO/IEC 17024, for the certification of professional competence in the field of global trade.
Membership of the GTPA is open to all trade professionals from students to senior executives; a wide spectrum of organisations including micro, small, medium, large or multi-national business; peak industry bodies; chambers of commerce; trade education providers and government agencies.
Members will be part of a global alliance that in turn will:
- advance international development
- support the development of MSMEs and their access to global supply chains
- empower greater diversity women-owned engagement in trade.
When you join the GTPA we become partners, working with you to support global trade advancement and you will benefit from:
- Growth in skills and knowledge
- Internationally recognised certification
- Career progression
- Promotion of your capabilities as a global expert in trade
- Expanding your employment opportunities
- Global connections
- Access to a trusted network for sourcing employees
It is not compulsory to be a certified Global Trade Professional (GTP) to be a member of the GTPA, however it is compulsory for all certified GTPs to maintain their annual membership status.
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.