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Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Is India-Australia trade more than the 3 c’s: cricket, curry and call centres?

Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Is India-Australia trade more than the 3 c’s: cricket, curry and call centres?

19.12.2018 Tim Harcourt

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An End-of-Year Update from the Global Trade Professionals Alliance

An End-of-Year Update from the Global Trade Professionals Alliance

19.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) and our affiliate professional services arm, GTPServices, have had an outstanding first year since our launch at the periphery of the WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires last December. We have been privileged to attract world-class contributors and community members from around the globe, and to be invited to contribute on a variety of fronts – training and certification, program development, policy, advisory and research among others – across four continents.

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The struggle for women traders to meet sustainability standards and how aid for trade can assist

The struggle for women traders to meet sustainability standards and how aid for trade can assist

17.12.2018 Jim Redden & Mona Shrestha Adhikari

“Mwana, it is just too much! My small team of textile and clothing workers can’t keep up with all the standards the EU and other countries are demanding – how can a small business like ours, export and be profitable?” exclaims a frustrated Flora Banda who heads up a small cotton textile exporting business in Lusaka, Zambia, employing sixteen women workers.

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Skills development in the digital economy and practical solutions to empower African businesses to expand globally

Skills development in the digital economy and practical solutions to empower African businesses to expand globally

14.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

This week the GTPA was delighted to partner with the EIF Initiative and DHL on a session focussed on building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy as part of Africa Ecommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya.

This interactive session with representatives from across Africa, with voices from the private sector, government and industry, produced a lively discussion on key issues, from addressing trade opportunities to the concerns around Africa engaging in the digital economy.

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

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

04.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

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Can Blockchain revolutionise trade?

Can Blockchain revolutionise trade?

03.12.2018 Emmanuelle Ganne

Trade has always been shaped by technological innovation. In recent times, a new technology, Blockchain, has been greeted by many as the next big game-changer. Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?

The publication introduces the technology with a basic explanation of how, as a tamper-proof, decentralized record of transactions, it allows participants to collaborate and build trust with each other. It describes different classifications of Blockchains and their current and possible applications in the various areas covered by WTO rules. In doing so, it provides an insight into the extent to which this technology could help with trade facilitation, including how it can hasten the transition to paperless trade transactions. It considers Blockchain's potential and limits in transforming services by looking at payment systems, insurance and the automation of contracts. The publication also discusses how Blockchain could help ease the administration of intellectual property rights and enhance government procurement processes.

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Building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy

Building skills for the digital economy through education, interaction & advocacy

03.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

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.

Technological advancements, despite the disruption, also create opportunities for expansion into global markets for sectors of the population excluded from more traditional trade mechanisms.

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

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

03.12.2018 Lisa McAuley

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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Beyond shores: Why international students matter in Australia

Beyond shores: Why international students matter in Australia

23.11.2018 Beau Leese

The Economist recently ran a gratifying headline for any Australian – Aussie Rules! What the rest of the world can learn from Australia. We’ve been growing or 27 years without a recession. While commodities exports and decent long term economic policy matters, the report also highlighted Australia’s internationalised human capital system at the forefront of this performance.

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GTPA global tour: November

GTPA global tour: November

22.11.2018 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA has been on the road the last couple of weeks. Our first stop was in Argentina for meetings with local associations representing the needs of importers and exporters as well as catching up with potential university partners. We were delighted to be able to catch up again with the Australian Ambassador, the Hon Noel Campbell and others at the Australian embassy.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COURSE PROGRAMME         

 


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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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