Benefits of Certification
Once you have completed the certification process, you now become a part of the Trusted in Trade GTPA network and will receive:
- eligibility to use the relevant GTP Programme post-nominals under ISO/IEC 17024;
- eligibility to use the relevant GTP Programme logo on your marketing material and profile to indicate your Trusted in Trade status;
- listing on the GTPA website as an individual and as a business to globally highlight and leverage your profile as an official Trusted in Trade professional;
- a profile as a preferred GTPA speaker for conferences and events to expand your personal brand as a global trade professional;
- member access to additional resources and toolkits to further advance your trade knowledge;
- member access to connect with fellow GTPA members globally – building linkages and connections to service providers, policy-makers and global businesses to advance your trade network
- member-only invites to specific GTPA events and activities run globally;
- member discounts to relevant trade publications and access to discounted GTPA publications;
- member discounts to GTPA events, courses, workshops, webinars and online courses delivered under the GTPA CPD programme.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy, former President, USA
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.