In addition to demonstrating fulfilment of the competency standards, once a candidate has been approved they then must submit a Continuing Professional
Once this is approved by GTPA the candidate may be awarded certification.
GTPA’s competency standards are developed and reviewed by the GTPA International Technical and Advisory Committee (ITAC) which comprises appropriate
domain specialist experts representing global organisations and interests in a balanced and ethical manner.
How to apply
Please submit the completed form, all required documentation and supporting evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the application has been received by GTPA it will be reviewed and further information sought if required.
Once the application is complete and accepted, GTPA will notify the applicant and the application will be further assessed through an internal audit process.
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.