Understanding the Benefits of FTAs
Companies that operate in Singapore stand to benefit greatly from our extensive network of more than 20 bilateral and regional FTAs/EPAs with more than 30 trading partners. The FTAs give companies more prospects to expand their businesses into key overseas markets and gain competitive edge to improve profitability.
This workshop aims to help you have a better appreciation of the opportunities unlocked by Singapore’s FTA Singapore’s FTAs. network.
*Know if your interest markets are Singapore’s FTA partners for easier and better market access
*Understand basic concepts of various FTA elements and how these can benefit your business; and
*Learn practical insights on how your business can gain competitive edge to improve profitability through Singapore’s FTA.
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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.