GTPA Media Releases

New educational tool to educate students about Australia’s trading history

2019-03-14T00:00:00

The Liberal-National Government has launched a new educational tool to teach school students about the role and significance trade plays in driving Australia’s economy and building strong relationships with our regional trading partners.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Australia’s Trade Through Time website will be a vital tool for students and the Australian public to explore and understand the significant events that have shaped our nation’s trading history.

“It was great to launch this website as part of a Asia Education Foundation Australia-ASEAN Youth Forum at Glenunga International High School, where students are learning to navigate the often complex trade issues in the ASEAN region.

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Australia to help boost digital trade in the Indo-Pacific

2019-03-13T00:00:00

The Morrison Government has today launched a new $4.5 million program to help developing countries in the Indo-Pacific maximise the benefits of digital trade.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the ‘E-commerce Aid for Trade Fund’ would have a major focus on building e-commerce capacity and capability across the Indo-Pacific, including within the ASEAN region.

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International Women’s Day is fast approaching! To celebrate, GTPA wants to shine a light on the women who rock international trade

2019-02-05T00:00:00

In advance of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, the GTPA is pleased to launch today a new campaign to shine a light on the women who rock international trade.

SMEs are the backbone of most economies and women business owners are also crucial to economic growth.

According to research by consultancy, McKinsey, advancing women’s equality could add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025 – equivalent to adding a new United States and China. There is a need to do more to support and drive greater engagement by women as business leaders and encourage their participation in global markets.

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Australia leads the move to negotiations on digital trade rules

2019-01-28T00:00:00

Australian efforts have ignited negotiations with 75 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing over 90 per cent of global trade, on the development of new international rules in digital trade.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said establishing new international rules for digital trade would help keep markets open, reduce barriers and make it easier for Australian businesses to grow into new markets and operate across borders.

“Digital trade is an increasingly important way for Australia to do business with the rest of the world,” Minister Birmingham said.

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Open, transparent and rules-based international trade for eCommerce and Digital Services are critical to economic prosperity

2019-01-28T00:00:00

“The GTPA congratulations the 76 WTO members committed to establishing eCommerce rules. The rapid pace and scale of technological change and global flows of information, among other forces, are disrupting labour markets and fundamentally altering the future of work. While these shifts may create economic growth, new jobs and flexible work, they may also lead to the automation and consequent disappearance of routine, manual roles,” said Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA).

Technological advancements, despite the disruption, also create opportunities for expansion into global markets for sectors of the population excluded from more traditional trade mechanisms. The ability to seize these opportunities and manage potential obstacles, however, is not evenly distributed.

 

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New Year brings good news for Australian exporters

2019-01-03T00:00:00

Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of Australia’s free trade agreements with further tariff cuts set to boost Australia’s competitive advantage in two of our major export markets.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the latest round of tariff cuts on 1 January under our trade agreements with China and Korea would build on the substantial economic benefits these two major agreements had already delivered for Australian exporters.

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TPP-11 kicks-off, delivering benefits for Aussie farmers and businesses

2018-12-30T00:00:00

Australian farmers, businesses and investors will now benefit from new trade and investment opportunities with the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement starting today.

From today, Australian exporters will get immediate tariff reductions and better access in new markets across the Americas and Asia, with further tariff reductions also set to take place on 1 January 2019.

It is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreements ever concluded and will eliminate more than 98 per cent of tariffs in a trade zone worth $13.8 trillion in GDP and a market of around 500 million consumers.

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Taking action on trade barriers

2018-12-08T00:00:00

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new Action Plan to help Australian farmers and businesses tackle trade barriers, helping them get their goods into overseas markets faster, with greater ease and at a lower cost.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Australia’s free trade agreements had opened up new market access for Australian exporters, but they were still being hampered by non-tariff barriers such as excessive regulation and red tape.

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GTPA partners with the EIF Programme Programme as part of Africa eCommerce Week

2018-12-04T00:00:00

The GTPA is delighted to partner with the EIF Programme on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa eCommerce Week.

The Africa eCommerce Week will be jointly organized with the African Union and the European Union. The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya and implemented in collaboration with partners of the ‘eTrade for All’ initiative.

GTPA Director for Africa, Ms Collins Rex said “The rapid pace and scale of technological change and global flows of information, among other forces, are disrupting labour markets and fundamentally altering the future of work. While these shifts may create economic growth, new jobs and flexible work, they may also lead to the automation and consequent disappearance of routine, manual roles.”

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GTPA is pleased to announce our engagement in the Global Trade Dialogue and the UN/CEFACT

2018-12-03T00:00:00

Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce launched the Global Dialogue on Trade at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia on 10 October 2018.

Thoughtful, fact-based and informed dialogue on trade is fundamental to assuring a robust and more inclusive model for trade around the world, as well as to demonstrably contributing to peace and security through engagement and mutual prosperity. Leadership today requires vision and courage, and the integrity to do more than pander to narrow interests and narrow views of the world.

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WTO launches new iLibrary platform

2018-09-24T00:00:00

The WTO has launched today (12 September) the WTO iLibrary (www.wto-ilibrary.org), a new dynamic research tool that brings together, for the first time, into one self-contained area all the WTO's key research material on global trade. WTO iLibrary has been developed in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

WTO iLibrary contains over 400 titles published by the WTO or co-published with other international organizations, comprising almost 4,000 chapters. It also contains over 30 titles co-published with Cambridge University Press, comprising over 500 chapters, over 200 WTO working papers and comprehensive statistical data on world trade. In addition, it contains every dispute settlement report issued since the WTO was established.

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Landmark TPP-11 passes through House of Representatives

2018-09-20T00:00:00

Australia is another step closer to ratifying one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever struck after the final piece of implementing legislation passed the House of Representatives today.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would open markets for Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses across the Americas and Asia.

“Tariffs are set to tumble for Australian exporters,” Minister Birmingham said.

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GTPA welcomes Shell, Coface and Business Aggregate to the Network: Winners of our ISO Certification door prizes at Record-Setting GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Conference, Singapore

2018-09-12T00:00:00

GTPA was pleased to participate in the GTR Asia Trade & Treasury Conference in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands from the 4-7 September 2018. Over 1,000 delegates attended the conference, which is now firmly established as the largest international event in the trade, treasury and commodity finance market.

Joining the GTPA for the panel discussion to launch the upcoming new specialisation for Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Professionals wereMr Alexander R, Malaket, Chair, International and Technical Advisory Committee, GTPA, Mr Tristram Travers, technical Director of the GTPA and Anushka Wijesinha, Advisor to the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) in Sri Lanka.

GTPA is delighted to announce the following winners of the lucky door prize:

  • 1st Prize: Voucher for an organisation to offer to an export/ import client the ability to access free ISO 17065 certification as a Global Trading Business ISO 17065 approved: Jennifer Sequina from Shell in the Philippines
  • 2nd Prize: Global certification voucher for up to 5 employees within an organisation to access the ISO 17024 certification as a GTP: Ritu Taparia from Business Aggregate in India and the UAE
  • 3rd Prize: Global certification voucher for up to 3 employees within an organisation to access the ISO 17024 certification as a GTP: Aleksandra Kaczmarek from Coface in Singapore

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GTPA endorses bipartisan support to ratify the TPP-11

2018-09-11T00:00:00

CEO of the GTPA and former CEO of the Export Council of Australia, Lisa McAuley says, “Increasing trade and investment is absolutely crucial to unlocking the opportunities for the 11 countries involved in the agreement. The TPP-11 is an important step forward at a time when the benefits of international trade are currently the subject of debate in various contexts.”

New modelling undertaken by economists from Brandeis International Business School and Johns Hopkins University highlighted that Australia is forecast to see $15.6 billion in net annual benefits to national income by 2030 and increases in exports of $29.9 billion as a result of the TPP-11. Consequently, the GTPA supports the bipartisan support for the ratification of the agreement.

The recent analysis also forecasts significant boosts to investment by 2030, with investment into Australia projected to increase $7.8 billion and additional overseas investment by Australian businesses increasing by $26 billion.

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GTPA supports the International Chamber of Commerce comments on the need to be constructive on trade

2018-09-10T00:00:00

Thoughtful, fact-based and informed dialogue on trade is fundamental to assuring a robust and more inclusive model for trade around the world, as well as to demonstrably contributing to peace and security through engagement and mutual prosperity. Leadership today requires vision and courage, and the integrity to do more than pander to narrow interests and narrow views of the world.

The importance of such leadership at this moment in history cannot be overstated, nor can the importance of genuine dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, business, academia, civil society and the numerous international institutions tasked today with assuring the constructive evolution of the global economic system.

The GTPA supports the recent letter by John Denton, Secretary-general, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France in the Financial Times.

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Springboard your career today in Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance as GTPA launches brand new ISO certified programme in Singapore

2018-09-10T00:00:00

GTPA is a new global trade ecosystem to advance and support businesses, trade organisations and professionals engaged in global trade. GTPA is the only organisation globally to develop the international standard for certifying trade professionals. The Global Trade Professional (GTP) Programme, has been developed under ISO/IEC 17024, for the certification of professional competence in the field of global trade.

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 at a global level as well as to improve the performance and success of companies in global trade which will in turn boost the efficiency of trade processes.

Lisa McAuley, Executive Director of the GTPA said “In December 2017 we launched the first specialisation for Trade Management and today the GTPA is absolutely delighted to launch the very important specialisation of Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance with a pathway for trade finance experts from a Practitioner level all the way through to Executive level.”

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Recognising the benefits of the TPP-11

2018-09-05T00:00:00

The Morrison Government welcomes new analysis confirming the real benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to Australian businesses and the overall economy.

New modelling undertaken by economists from Brandeis International Business School and Johns Hopkins University shows Australia is forecast to see $15.6 billion in net annual benefits to national income by 2030 and increases in exports of $29.9 billion.

The analysis also forecasts significant boosts to investment by 2030, with investment into Australia projected to increase $7.8 billion and additional overseas investment by Australian businesses increasing by $26 billion.

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment- Visit to the United Kingdom

2018-07-16T00:00:00

This week I will visit London to strengthen Australia’s trade, tourism and investment relationship with the United Kingdom.

While Brexit will change the framework for our engagement with the UK, it will not alter its foundations – which are underpinned by our shared heritage, common values, and closely- aligned strategic outlook.

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The Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment- India Economic Strategy

2018-07-13T00:00:00

The Turnbull Government welcomes the release of An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from Potential to Delivery by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor of the University of Queensland and former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together. It is about cementing India as a priority economic partner.

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New Startups Take Their Products Global

2018-07-06T00:00:00

Seven NSW startups will learn from global innovation experts in Tel Aviv, as part of a joint program hosted in one of the world's most advanced innovation hubs.

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