Our goal is to bring people and organisations together to collaborate on:
- Improving professional capabilities in trade
- Advocating the benefits and opportunities of trade
- Facilitating global networking
- Improving the performance of companies in global trade
- Streamlining the trade process
- Advancing international sustainable development
- Supporting the development of MSMEs and their access to global supply chains
- Leveraging standards and capacity building to promote more inclusive trade
The following opportunities are available to organisations keen to engage with the GPTA:
- Marketing Exchange Agreement
- Approved Educational Provider as part of the Seven Summits Trade Challenge (SSTC) and fast track certification pathway
- Strategic Alliance
- Approved Certification Body
Option 1: Marketing Exchange Agreement benefits
An alliance agreement between organisations with the purpose of strengthening the relations between the two organisations that is of mutual benefit. This includes mutual marketing benefits such as events and activities including seminars, education programs, events, research, product development and exhibitions organised by the Parties.
- A discount on GTPA certification and network access for all your students/ members
- Discounts for all registered members to become certified as Global Trade Professionals (GTP) under ISO/IEC 17024
- Discounts for all registered members to become certificated as Global Certified Trading Business under ISO/IEC 17065
- Promotion of your events, courses and publications. These activities and publications may also be listed as 'approved' activities for Global Trade Professionals to undertake as part of their Continuing Professional Development Plan
- Increased marketing outreach through access to the GTPA website, social networking channels, eDMs , articles in our newsletter and blogs
Within the ISO/IEC 17024 framework, the GTPA approves Education Providers around the world who meet the GTP Programme rules and whose training and education courses meet the relevant competency standards.
As an Approved Education Provider, an organisation can apply for accreditation of:
- Degree or diploma courses recognised as an approved learning pathway for specific levels of GTP certification
- Short term education courses or programmes that address specific units of competency required for certification under the GTP Programme
and ongoing Continual Professional Development (CPD) status
Option 4: Approved Certification Body
- Assessment of GTP Programme applicants
- Network activities for Certified Global Trade Professionals and Global Trading Businesses/ Consulting Services
- Management of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for GTP’s
- Referral to the GTPA for its approval of educational providers
- Approval of relevant events, research, short courses, online courses, academic journals, and conferences forming ongoing CPD activity
- Recruitment of corporate partners and sponsors to support the GTP Programme and GTPA network.
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.