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APEC Global Supply Chains Large Business Survey report

2021-05-07T00:00:00

Driven by disruptions such as COVID-19 and the resulting worldwide economic slowdown, GVCs – and broader supply chains – are facing pressures for rapid transformation.

In the face of this transformation, and as we look toward economic recovery from the current crisis, now is the ideal time to better pair the needs of businesses in value and supply chains with government policies and recovery programs.

The Australian Government recently funded a survey into global supply chains to better understand the needs of large businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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APEC Global Supply Chains Industry and Government Survey report

2021-05-06T00:00:00

Crises of this magnitude offer an opportunity for reflection as reconstruction and recovery begins: The APEC Global Supply Chains Industry and Government Survey report

The international trading system as it stood pre-Covid-19 pandemic was inherently imbalanced, unstable and did not provide opportunities for all strata of society to benefit from the gains from trade.

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APEC Global Supply Chains SME Survey report

2021-05-05T00:00:00

Now more than ever we need to support our MSMEs to engage in global trade through global supply chain opportunities: The APEC Global Supply Chains SME Survey report

Micro to Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a major role in the global economy.

According to the World Bank, 600 million jobs will be needed by 2030 to absorb the growing global workforce, which makes SME development a high priority for many governments around the world.

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APEC Global Supply Chains highlights report

2021-05-04T00:00:00

Global value chains (GVCs) are a crucial component of international trade, with more than two-thirds of global trade passing through them: The APEC Global Supply Chains highlights report

Global value chains (GVCs) are a crucial component of international trade, with more than two-thirds of global trade passing through them.

Driven by disruptions such as COVID-19 and the resulting worldwide economic slowdown, GVCs – and broader supply chains – are facing pressures for rapid transformation.

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APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey

2021-05-03T00:00:00

This report summarizes the key trends from the APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey, which surveyed large businesses1, SMEs2 and industry & government organisations. It also offers a series of policy recommendations. The survey was conducted between 25th July 2020 and November 30, 2020. A total of 1511 responses3 were received, divided into 911 for the SMEs survey, 188 for the Large Businesses survey, and 312 for the Industry & Government organisations survey. As well, 106 respondents replied that they do not participate in global trade.

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Scholarships announced for Adaptive Leadership in a Globalised World

2021-04-27T00:00:00

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), the Institute for International Trade (IIT)/The University of Adelaide, and the University of Sussex made available four scholarships for women business leaders to complete the first ever Adaptive Trade Leadership in a Globalised World programme.

Greater inclusion of women in economic activities can drive diversification and growth. Closing gender gaps in education expands the pool of human capital, provides an essential ingredient for technology adoption and innovation, and increases an economy’s ability to create and execute ideas.

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The GTPA Business Resilience Awards

2021-04-19T00:00:00

Over the past 12 months businesses have faced remarkable challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary steps to curb its spread. Many were forced – through legislation or circumstance – to close their doors, some bravely soldiered on while also doing their best to help support their communities. And still others managed to not just survive, but grow through agile thinking, innovative practices, and adapting to their changing circumstances.

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Exclusive scholarship for women leaders to participate in the Adaptive Trade Leadership in a Globalised World executive programme

2021-03-08T00:00:00

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, the GTPA and the Institute for International Trade/ University of Adelaide and the University of Sussex are pleased to announce that we are providing two scholarships for women business leaders to complete the first ever Adaptive Trade Leadership in a Globalised World programme.

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Opening new export doors for Australian farmers and businesses

2020-12-21T00:00:00

The Morrison Government will explore possible new free trade agreements with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and Israel, as part of our ongoing commitment to provide more export opportunities for Australian farmers and businesses, as well as create more jobs.

After receiving $6.6 million in the recent budget, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will now kick-off feasibility studies to scope the benefits of commencing free trade agreement negotiations with EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and Israel.

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Recognising Australia’s remarkable exporters

2020-12-14T00:00:00

Australia’s innovative exporters and investors have today been recognised for the contribution they make to our economy at the online Remarkable Australian Exporters’ Showcase.

The recognition program highlights hundreds of stories submitted by Australian exporters showcasing their ability to adapt to the challenges of 2020 in creative and inspiring ways.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the recognition program was a unique opportunity to acknowledge the enormous contribution our exporters make to the economy and to creating more jobs.

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Reforms to the Export Market Development Grants scheme pass Parliament

2020-12-11T00:00:00

The Parliament has today passed legislation that backs Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.

The EMDG scheme is a key Government financial assistance program to help aspiring and current exporters increase their marketing and promotional activities in international markets. Last year alone over 4000 Small and Medium Enterprises accessed the EMDG scheme, employing almost 69,000 Australians and generating exports worth $3.7 billion.

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TFG and WTO Launch Updated DLT & Trade Periodic Table, upgrading stage of maturity of the projects

2020-11-05T00:00:00

Hong Kong, China. Trade Finance Global (TFG) and World Trade Organization (WTO) have today launched their updated Periodic Table of DLT Projects in Trade, at the Hong Kong Fintech Festival.

This new publication, authored by WTO’s Emmanuelle Ganne and TFG’s Deepesh Patel, updates the original periodic table launched in November 2019 by the ICC, WTO and TFG at the WTO Global Trade & Blockchain Forum. It maps 44 projects related to trade finance, insurance, KYC, shipping/logistics and supply chain, digitization of trade documents and digitalization of trade processes, as well as other projects such as marketplaces. The study highlights the stage of development of the various projects and their underlying technology. Nineteen standardization initiatives that work towards creating the standardized framework the industry craves have also been added to the study.

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Australia to host virtual WTO ministerial meeting

2020-10-27T00:00:00

Australia will tonight host a virtual meeting of 22 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministers, to drive negotiations of global rules on fisheries subsidies and discuss the role of the WTO in contributing to the global economic recovery from COVID-19.

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who will chair the meeting, said maintaining open trade settings would continue to support the quickest possible recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ONLINE FESTIVAL OF INCLUSIVE TRADE LAUNCHED

2020-10-12T00:00:00

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) is proud to announce the launch of our inaugural Festival of Inclusive Trade! What started out as the drafting of a white paper focussed on the issues faced by marginalised groups when engaging in international trade, has evolved into an online celebration of all things inclusive trade. Featuring over 80 world-class business and art events, the Festival runs for two weeks from 19 October.

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Celebrating Australia’s remarkable exporters

2020-09-30T00:00:00

Innovative exporters and investors from across Australia will be celebrated in a recognition program that will highlight the incredible resilience shown by Australian businesses this year.

Small and medium sized exporters that have adapted to the challenges of 2020 in creative and inspiring ways will have their stories highlighted as part of an online campaign.

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GTPA and ICC Academy collaborate on global trade training programmes

2020-09-28T00:00:00

Change in business and government is no longer an identifiable event, but rather a constantly and rapidly evolving state.

The future is uncertain, and problems often transcend the boundaries of single organisations and nations.

Businesses operate in an increasingly complex and unpredictable environment in which change occurs at an unprecedented speed and magnitude. It is important that business leaders have access to the right technical trade knowledge and competencies to enable them to take their place in this ever-evolving environment.

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ICC Academy global trade certificate programmes are now ISO/IEC 17024 certified!

2020-09-28T00:00:00

Singapore. 22 September: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy is delighted to announce its collaboration with Global Trade Programme Alliance (GTPA), to offer businesses and trade professionals with ISO/IEC 17024 certified training programmes. As per the alliance, anyone who takes the ICC Academy’s trade finance, international business and regulation & compliance certificate programmes, will attain the relevant competency standards for ISO/IEC 17024 certification, under GTPA’s Global Trade Professional (GTP) programme.

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Backing Australian exporters to go global

2020-09-10T00:00:00

The Morrison Government is backing Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, after an independent review of financial assistance for small and medium enterprise exporters.

The EMDG scheme is a key Government financial assistance program to help aspiring and current exporters increase their marketing and promotional activities in international markets. Last year alone over 4000 Small and Medium Enterprises accessed the EMDG scheme, employing almost 69,000 Australians and generating exports worth $3.7 billion

Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said better assisting Australian exporters to enter new markets or expand their presence in existing markets would be critical to boosting export activityand supporting Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

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Lanzamiento de la Encuesta Global de Resiliencia en Cadenas Globales de Suministro en APEC

2020-08-03T00:00:00

En momentos en que la economía mundial enfrenta múltiples interrupciones, incluido el lento crecimiento económico, desastres naturales, y más recientemente la pandemia del COVID-19, las cadenas globales de valor (CGVs), y las cadenas de suministro en general, están experimentando una rápida transformación.

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APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey Launched

2020-08-03T00:00:00

With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, global value chains (GVCs), and supply chains more broadly, are transforming rapidly. While past decades fostered an expansion and enlargement of global supply chains more recently some have also shortened and become more localised, a trend which is likely to increase in the coming years as Multinationals (MNCs) and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) reconfigure their operations due to the pandemic and the resulting escalated adoption of digital technologies. 

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