Australia's proposed participation on an ISO Project Committee and contribution towards the development of a generic CoC standard
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.
Value chains around the world are the arteries of global commerce, enabling trade flows worth tens of trillions annually in merchandise and services trade alone. These are complex ecosystems and often involve or depend on the contributions of multi-national organisations and governments. Ensuring social and environmental integrity among suppliers and subcontractors is now increasingly seen as part of a global corporation’s responsibility.
In addition, social and environmental sustainability is increasingly seen as integral to businesses from the perspective of strategic advantage, efficiency, commercial agility, and brand and risk management.
The proliferation of traceability systems and definitions is causing unnecessary confusion, complexity and costs for players in different supply chains.
To address this relevant and key area, Standards Australia alongside the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is hosting a Chain of Custody forum to allow all interested stakeholders to discuss and agree on the best approach for Australia's participation on this international standards committee and contribution towards a proposed generic CoC standard.
To ensure we have a productive day, please consider the following in the area of CoC:
The importance of product safety and security in your industry
*The Social & Environmental impact CoC has for your organisation
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.