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GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program

GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program

07.11.2018 Lisa McAuley

GTPA is delighted to support the Global Trade Accelerator (GTA) Program for NSW exporters this November (program dates Monday, 26 November 2018 to Friday, 7 December 2018).

The Global Trade Accelerator Program (GTA) is a virtual program enabling NSW based exporters and trade professionals to gain market research advice from teams of international university students and supported by the ECA and City of Sydney as well as the NSW Government.

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Creando Oportunidades en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas

Creando Oportunidades en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas

26.10.2018 Lisa McAuley

La Oficina Comercial de Perú en Australia, la Cámara de Comercio de Lima y el Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) le invita al almuerzo para celebrar el lanzamiento del primer taller de GTPA, “Creando Oportunidades en Australia para Empresas Peruanas de Industrias Creativas”.

El almuerzo será una oportunidad única de conocer Profesionales en comercio exterior de Australia y aprender más sobre el mercado australiano y como crecer su negocio internacionalmente.

Trabajando en conjunto con socios peruanos, GTPA desea presentarles el modelo GTPA y los nuevos estándares para Profesionales en comercio exterior.

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Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia

Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia

26.10.2018 Lisa McAuley

The Trade Commission of Peru in Australia, the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) invite you to join us for a luncheon in celebration of the launch of the first GTPA workshop,Creating Opportunities for Peruvian Companies in the Creative Services in Australia.

The luncheon will be an exclusive opportunity to meet with Australian trade professionals in order to learn more about the Australian market and how to advance your opportunities to grow internationally.

Working with local partners in Peru, the GTPA wishes to introduce you to the GTPA ecosystem as well as the brand new ISO standards for Global Trade Professionals.

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Building sustainable supply chains: oped from WTO Forum

Building sustainable supply chains: oped from WTO Forum

23.10.2018 Lisa McAuley

Ms Lisa McAuley was recently invited to join the Group of Producing Countries from the Southern Cone (GPS) as part of the WTO Public Forum 2018 to discuss linking food production systems, environment, food security and international trade.

The focus of our panel discussion was to incorporate the considerations of the interrelationships between food production systems, food security, climate change and trade to progress in building shared visions and in guiding the actions of global governance bodies towards the implementation of actions needed to achieve more ambitious targets for food security and climate change mitigation.

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GTPA launches new Ecommerce solutions for businesses in Australia & New Zealand

GTPA launches new Ecommerce solutions for businesses in Australia & New Zealand

30.09.2018 Lisa McAuley

Exporting online presents exciting opportunities for Australian & New Zealand businesses thinking of expanding to new markets and the value of online sales is expected to grow to $16.2 trillion.

For small businesses and particularly for companies located in regional areas this presents a unique opportunity to enter new global markets that might never have been possible in the past.

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Trading up: digital drags trade into the 21st century

Trading up: digital drags trade into the 21st century

25.09.2018 Mark Evans

The intersection between trade systems and the digital economy may not be obvious but it is vitally important.

As a significant financier of trade flows in the Asia-Pacific region, efficiency in the ‘wiring’ of trade is essential to ANZ’s presence in over 20 countries in the region.

"Improvement is about eliminating the use and delivery of paper-based documentation which in turn creates greater efficiency and ensures greater security through the supply chain”

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Executive Bootcamp for Global Trade and Supply Chain Professionals

Executive Bootcamp for Global Trade and Supply Chain Professionals

17.09.2018 Lisa McAuley

Supply chains around the world are the arteries of global commerce, enabling trade flows worth tens of trillions of dollars annually in merchandise and services trade alone.

The GTPA is pleased to partner with Opus Learning Institute, the International Trade Council, InterAnalysis and the University of Sussex to introduce a brand-new Executive Bootcamp for trade and supply chain professionals.

This exclusive programme provides the gold standard in skill and competency development for individuals and institutions in the professional practice of trade-related disciplines.

Given the current uncertainty around traditional trading partnerships for Canadian business, this programme will assist companies to look towards alternative market options and new trade corridors. It will also prepare your business to manage trade uncertainty.

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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

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

12.09.2018 Lisa McAuley

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 were Mr 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.

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GTPA endorses bipartisan support to ratify the TPP-11

GTPA endorses bipartisan support to ratify the TPP-11

12.09.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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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

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

10.09.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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My Freight Career Short Course Training

My Freight Career Short Course Training

23.08.2018 Lisa McAuley

My Freight Career is a national company providing industry focused training for the Logistics and Freight Forwarding industry. Training can be provided as a subject overview or provide in depth and detailed information. They offer a wide range of courses that are ready to deliver or they can tailor a bespoke course to fit your specific needs.

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GTPA prepares to officially launch the Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance specialisation in Singapore this September

GTPA prepares to officially launch the Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance specialisation in Singapore this September

08.08.2018 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

The GTPA announces the upcoming launch of the global ISO 17024 specialisation for Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Specialists.

The business of trade financing has earned unprecedented profile and visibility over the last several years in particular, yet this fundamentally important enabler of international commerce has an urgent need to attract the next generation of energetic and committed practitioners. In this context, an ISO-aligned specialisation in trade finance and supply chain finance is an important evolution in the practice of trade financing.

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GTPA is pleased to welcome Mr. David Winterton of ANZ

GTPA is pleased to welcome Mr. David Winterton of ANZ

08.08.2018 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

I am delighted to announce on behalf of the GTPA, that David Winterton based in Australia has joined the Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Working Committee.

David leads a team of Trade and Supply Chain specialists who provide ANZ clients structuring advice for their short-term liquidity requirements and risk mitigation solutions to assist in their effective management of both domestic and cross-border trade flows and is particularly passionate in providing SME support on the direction of Trade Finance in a digital world.

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GTPA is pleased to welcome Professor Andreas Klasen

GTPA is pleased to welcome Professor Andreas Klasen

08.08.2018 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

I am delighted to announce on behalf of the GTPA, that Professor Andreas Klasen based Germany has joined the Trade Finance and Supply Chain Finance Working Committee.

Dr Andreas Klasen is full Professor of International Business at Offenburg University and Head of the Institute for Trade and Innovation (IfTI) teaching courses on international financial management, international trade law and qualitative methods. His research focuses on trade policy and export finance, innovation and economic development. He is also Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, Senior Honorary Fellow in the Global Policy Institute at Durham University, and an ICC Germany National Committee Member.

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WEBINAR - Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Pilot Program with China

WEBINAR - Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) and Pilot Program with China

01.08.2018 Paul Zalai

3pm to 4pm AEST - Monday, 27 August 2018

To register for this free event, please click HERE.

The Department of Home Affairs have introduced Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for Trusted Traders with foreign border administrations.

MRA benefits are extended to exporters who have obtained the Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) status who experience a "lighter touch" and faster processing times at destination ports.

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The role of the private sector in advancing trade facilitation and modernisation

The role of the private sector in advancing trade facilitation and modernisation

27.07.2018 Andrew Hudson

The idea of facilitating secure and compliant trade underpins many international agreements such as the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and WCO Safe Framework of Standards (SAFE) and is reflected in many “Authorised Economic Operator” programmes such as our own Australian Trusted Trader Programme (ATTP).

Government and its agencies also provide further assistance to those in the supply chain to take advantage of trade opportunities whether through Export Market Development Grants, other export and trade finance and education on benefits available through Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

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GTPA’s European road trip

GTPA’s European road trip

26.07.2018 Lisa McAuley

GTPA hit the road in June for a whirlwind tour around Europe to meet with key stakeholders in Germany, Belgium, Amsterdam, Geneva and the UK. Whilst I had the great pleasure to attend the IfTI Global Symposium: “Financing. Impact. Together”, my long-time colleague, Collins Rex, participated in the WCO eCommerce Working group face-to-face meeting in Brussels as part of a 4-day gathering to determine the essential data elements for eCommerce customs clearance and agree on key eCommerce definitions.

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GTPA sets new global benchmark for trade professionals

GTPA sets new global benchmark for trade professionals

25.07.2018 Tim Michael

Doing business globally and maintaining a competitive edge requires the development of new skills and knowledge.

Exporters must have access to a trusted network of skilled professionals to help their business to grow.

Surprisingly, international trade is perhaps the only recognised profession that hasn’t developed a global standard for certifying trade professionals – until now.

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GTPA is pleased to welcome the newest member of our International and Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)

GTPA is pleased to welcome the newest member of our International and Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)

11.07.2018 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

As Chair of the ITAC, I am delighted to announce that Mr. Maninder Bhandari, based in Dubai, UAE, has joined the committee. As a former senior international banker with over 29 years' experience with HSBC, ABN Amro Bank, Emirates NBD and The Bank of New York Mellon in Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore & India), Latin America & Caribbean/North America (Sao Paulo & Miami), Middle East & Africa (Dubai) Maninder brings in-depth domain expertise and a global perspective to the GTPA that will ensure the development of a world-class specialisation in Trade Finance & Supply Chain Finance.

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Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018 “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”

15.06.2018 Lisa McAuley

Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS); a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC, USA at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, the 2018 ATIGS edition will gather key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors on June 24, 25 and 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Europe, United Arab Emirates and Africa, the 3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking.

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GTPA is pleased to welcome Xtend2 Limited as a new strategic partner

GTPA is pleased to welcome Xtend2 Limited as a new strategic partner

09.06.2018 Lisa McAuley

Xtend2 Limited is an independent multi-sector trade promotion company committed to helping organisations around the world market goods and services beyond their national boundaries.

Established in 2001 by Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Xtend2 Limited prides itself on extensive networks of contacts in a vast range of industry sectors across Europe. Their expert market knowledge combined with their links to international organisations enables them to put their clients in touch with the right people and forge long lasting key business relationships. Their clients include Government Export Agencies, Chambers of Commerce, generic Trade Associations as well as regional government trade agencies from around the world.


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What Trump’s Trade War Could Mean for the WTO and Global Trade

What Trump’s Trade War Could Mean for the WTO and Global Trade

09.06.2018 Marc L Busch

U.S. trade policy is roiling markets. At the end of March, the U.S. stock market tumbled 700 points in a single day on news that President Trump would impose tariffs on Chinese exports. A degree of volatility and uncertainty has continued since then as the tariffs continue to make news. Canada, China, Europe, India, and Mexico are all preparing to retaliate.

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