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Trade facilitation policy for MSMEs

Trade facilitation policy for MSMEs

20.01.2020 Lisa McAuley

TRADE FACILITATION INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT  MSMES

For many MSMEs, navigating the complexity of doing business globally whilemaintaining acompetitive edge requires the development of new skills and knowledge, as well as the ability todraw on a trusted network of skilled professionals and consulting services with the requiredcompetencies to support their business growth.Many of these businesses have significant international growth potential from day one of theiroperations and are essentially “born global”. Competing on a global scale from the outset means it isimperative that these businesses enjoy access to support networks and an ecosystem that allowsthem to take advantage of new opportunities.

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On behalf of the board and management team at the GTPA we would like to extend our best wishes for the New Year

On behalf of the board and management team at the GTPA we would like to extend our best wishes for the New Year

14.01.2020 Lisa McAuley

Whilst the world has started 2020 with political, economic, policy, regulatory, environmental and institutional challenges, the GTPA is committed to finding ways in which our services can help to unite and not divide.

As we look ahead to a new year and a new decade, we remain steadfast in our belief that trade can be a mechanism to support greater inclusion and global security. This includes new trade routes opening and technological advancements that will simultaneously render cross-border trade easier, while multiplying the possibilities for dispersing production facilities internationally, and bringing goods and services closer to consumers at a better price point.

On a personal note, the GTPA has several members of our team situated in Australia. I would like to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and prayers to our staff and their loved ones, as well as to commend the firefighters who have been working tirelessly on the front lines for months, with no respite in sight.

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How SMEs can make the most of Trade Deals to Go Global

How SMEs can make the most of Trade Deals to Go Global

14.01.2020 Lisa McAuley

By Karen Reddington, President, FedEx Asia Pacific

Innovation for all: the idea that innovation, in its fullest expression, serves everyone. Never before have small businesses and start-ups been so connected – in digital tools, technology, access and ideas.

Entrepreneurial innovators are leading with passion and counting on connectivity to expand their businesses across borders, seize niche opportunities and shape the global economic future.

So why then does evidence show that SMEs are failing to access trade deals – one of the most significant tools there is for multiplying business growth and opportunity? And what do agreements like the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) offer?

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Supply Chain Uncertainty in 2020

Supply Chain Uncertainty in 2020

16.12.2019 Lisa McAuley

As the business world looks toward continuing uncertainty and trade turbulence in 2020, GTPA CEO Lisa McAuley recently discussed the implications of this for international supply chains.

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Opportunity for UK businesses to have their say in developing new solutions to help grow their business

Opportunity for UK businesses to have their say in developing new solutions to help grow their business

26.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

We are just days away from Going Global Live and we hope you are as excited as we are about meeting each other at the London ExCeL on the 27th & 28th!

As part of the GTPA’s involvement in the Going Global Live, our CEO Lisa McAuley is pleased to be visiting the UK to unveil our new solutions for UK businesses to gain access to online tools and training solutions to help them grow globally from 2020 onward.

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GTPA is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a lead collaborator on one of six solutions as part of the 2020 Bloomberg New Economy Solutions

GTPA is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a lead collaborator on one of six solutions as part of the 2020 Bloomberg New Economy Solutions

24.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

GTPA is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a lead collaborator on one of six solutions as part of the 2020 Bloomberg New Economy Solutions. GTPA will be working to support unlocking inclusive trade. Find out more about the solutions launched on Friday at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Beijing.

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9th Supply Chain Finance Summit

9th Supply Chain Finance Summit

22.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

Now in its 9th edition, the ICC Academy, the educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is set to host the next chapter of its annual Supply Chain Finance Summit. Marked by its year-on-year success, the event returns to Singapore on 4-5 March 2020, highlighting the island city-state’s standing as a pivotal trade and financial hub that continues to shape the development of Asia’s supply chain.

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Making technology work for all

Making technology work for all

19.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is convening a global business delegation to participate in the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin to discuss pressing digital policy issues and the future of Internet governance.

Launched in 2006 by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan, the IGF is the prime venue for multistakeholder policy dialogues on key legal, political, social, and technical issues related to the Internet. Since the first forum held in Athens, ICC has been actively involved in the IGF to facilitate business participation and advocate for an open, inclusive and cooperative approach to Internet governance.

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ICC Academy rolls out scholarships

ICC Academy rolls out scholarships

18.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

In line with the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) vision to secure peace prosperity and opportunity for all, the ICC Academy, the educational arm of the world business organization, is pleased to announce a dedicated scholarship programme for students and trade professionals worldwide.

The initiative offer an 80% bursary on the cost of the ICC Academy’s flagship online certificates on trade finance, the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP), as well as international business with the Export/Import Certificate (EIC).

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New collaboration to boost trade skills

New collaboration to boost trade skills

15.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

IE School of Global and Public Affairs and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have established a partnership to collaborate in knowledge generation and dissemination in the field of international trade and public policy.

On 31 October IE School of Global and Public Affairs Dean Manuel Muñiz and ICC Secretary-General John W. H. Denton AO signed the agreement, according to which both institutions will cooperate in areas of mutual interest which may include education, applied research and training. The ICC Academy, the educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will be part of the Academic Committee of the Executive Master in Internationalization and Trade (EMIT), supporting IE in designing and rolling out the degree.

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Two weeks to go!

Two weeks to go!

15.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

We are now just 2 weeks away from Going Global Live, and we’re counting the days before we get the opportunity to meet at the London ExCeL on the 27th & 28th!

Our CEO, Lisa McAuley has put the finishing touches to her informative seminar on Powering UK business to grow internationally post-Brexit with new online international business tools that she will be presenting on the 28th November at 11am. Make sure you’re there to hear it!

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Asia Trade Summit 2020

Asia Trade Summit 2020

14.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

The Economist’s second annual Asia Trade Summit will bring together heads of companies, regional trade negotiators, policymakers, academics and economists for a day of learning and rigorous debate. The event will be focused on solutions and committed to producing outcomes that matter. Through a series of roundtables, onstage debates and panel conversations, the summit will analyse risks and opportunities, and look for a pragmatic way forward for those working in—or depending on—the trade industry in Asia.

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Going Global Live 2019

Going Global Live 2019

14.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

We are now just 2 weeks away from Going Global Live, and we’re counting down the days until we get the opportunity to meet you at the London ExCeL on the 27th & 28th of November!

All the details for the show are almost finalised on our end. Come find us on stand 270, it’s looking amazing and we’re eager for you to meet our lovely team of Lisa, Niels and Abigail who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and find out about our online tools and solutions to support businesses to grow global.

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GTPA is delighted to support and participate in the 40th Semi-annual SCRC Conference!

GTPA is delighted to support and participate in the 40th Semi-annual SCRC Conference!

08.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

“Tariffs and Trade Wars: The New Normal for Supply Chains”

The SCRC will be hosting it’s Semi-annual Conference (formerly Semi-annual Partners Meeting) on December 5th, 2019 at the Duke Energy Hall in the James B. Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

Join supply chain professionals from over 20 different companies for this day-long event as we discuss tariffs, trade wars, and navigating global trade. Please see below for a complete overview of the day’s events, including a list of guest speakers and presentation topics.

 

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Going Global Live 2019 - Powering UK business to grow internationally post-Brexit with new online international business tools

Going Global Live 2019 - Powering UK business to grow internationally post-Brexit with new online international business tools

05.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

SESSION title: Powering UK business to grow internationally post-Brexit with new online international business tools

The GTPA will host a session as part of Going Global 2019 that will focus on powering UK businesses to grow internationally in a post-Brexit environment.

It will feature the launch of the Global Trade Capability Accelerator programme and eCommerce business tools as well as a demonstration of how these can be leveraged by UK businesses facing new international trading opportunities.

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Going Global Live 2019

Going Global Live 2019

04.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

There’s only 4 weeks to go until we will be heading to the London ExCeL, to exhibit at Going Global Live 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited!

We’re going to be setting up base on stand 270, and we’d love to invite you to come and see us so that we can tell you all about our service in person!


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Insuring Short Term Trade Finance

Insuring Short Term Trade Finance

01.11.2019 Lisa McAuley

The trade finance gap is not closing. Financing demands are becoming more specialized and difficult to meet, especially in the wake of regulatory stringency.

What working capital solutions are alternative lenders exploring to help businesses grow?
Can this help overcome entering frontier markets where risk is high but financing demand is strong? Will the credit insurance market begin to harden in 2020?

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GTDW CHINA 2020

GTDW CHINA 2020

08.10.2019 Lisa McAuley

Global Trade Development Week (GTDW), now into its 19th edition, provides a connecting platform to global trade stakeholders to explore opportunities to facilitate and increase sustainable and seamless cross border trade and to detect and counter illicit trade by:

- Collaborating and linking existing initiatives
- Sharing resources and best practices
- Identifying commonalities and points of convergence
- Discovering emergent and interoperable technologies and innovation
- Initiating recommendations to overcome threats and challenges
- Facilitating closed door G2G, B2B, B2G meetings

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We are pleased to announce that GTPA are exhibiting at Going Global Live 2019 on the 27th & 28th of November!

We are pleased to announce that GTPA are exhibiting at Going Global Live 2019 on the 27th & 28th of November!

04.10.2019 Lisa McAuley

Sponsored by American Express, Going Global is the leading exhibition dedicated to providing businesses with absolutely everything they need to expand internationally and trade overseas. Jam-packed with industry-leading experts, content-rich seminars, unlimited networking opportunities, interactive masterclasses & over 150 of the world’s most innovative exhibitors, Going Global Live 2019 is set to be the biggest and best edition so far.

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Global turbulence: The case for caution

Global turbulence: The case for caution

03.10.2019 Niels Strazdins

The fact that ongoing global events continue to raise concerns across the business world was the lead topic at GTR’s Commodities 2019 conference in Geneva, where the GTPA argued the case for caution in the face of uncertainty and disruption.

Whether observing events from a macro perspective or more granularly from a country or industry-based perspective, the disruption and uncertainty we are experiencing in the global economic and political environment is making it increasingly difficult for businesses to plan and invest for the future.

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The GTPA works with women entrepreneurs to build capacity and provide access to global networks

The GTPA works with women entrepreneurs to build capacity and provide access to global networks

01.10.2019 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA works with women entrepreneurs to build capacity and provide access to global networks. As part of our ongoing mentoring support we recently visited two of our women entrepreneurs in Nepal to understand their export development and gain greater understanding of the challenges for future growth. The GTPA was delighted to be joined by Annette Ssemuwemba, Deputy Executive Director from the EIF Programme.

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Incoterms 2020 App

Incoterms 2020 App

12.09.2019 Lisa McAuley

ICC has launched Incoterms® 2020, the newest edition of the renowned trade terms for the sale of goods, providing certainty and clarity to business and traders everywhere.

The Incoterms® rules define important responsibilities of buyers and sellers for the delivery of goods under sales contracts. They are the authoritative rules for determining how costs and risks are allocated to the parties. Incoterms rules are regularly incorporated into contracts for the sale of goods worldwide and have become part of the daily language of trade.

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GTPA to travel to Kathmandu to participate in the International Women entrepreneurs summit 2019 and the WTO session on Gender Responsive Trade Policies: The Time is Now

GTPA to travel to Kathmandu to participate in the International Women entrepreneurs summit 2019 and the WTO session on Gender Responsive Trade Policies: The Time is Now

02.09.2019 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA will be represented by CEO, Ms Lisa McAuley in Nepal as part of a multi-faceted trip focused on supporting women entrepreneurs to trade globally as well as a session by the WTO on Gender Responsive Trade Policies: The Time is Now.

As part of the first day of the mission the GTPA along with EIF and the WTO will spend the day meeting with women entrepreneurs in Nepal as well as industry bodies specifically working to support women entrepreneurs including the Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs' Association of Nepal (FWEAN) and the SAARC Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs council (SCWEC) Nepal Chapter.

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The GTPA is delighted to participate in GTR Asia 2019 in Singapore from the 3-4th September

The GTPA is delighted to participate in GTR Asia 2019 in Singapore from the 3-4th September

19.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

Lisa McAuley, CEO of the GTPA will join the panel session on Doing well by ‘doing good’: Promoting sustainability and the circular economy. Sustainability and ongoing efforts to highlight the importance of the circular economy – an economic system engineered to minimise waste and maximise resources – continue to be some of the hottest topics in the current climate. 

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APEC SME Week - Powering MSMEs and women entrepreneurs to grow internationally via online channels

APEC SME Week - Powering MSMEs and women entrepreneurs to grow internationally via online channels

16.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA is delighted to be presenting a side event at APEC’s SME Week in Concepcion, Chile, on 4 September. This event, entitled “Powering MSMEs and women entrepreneurs to grow internationally via online channels”, is focussed on eCommerce and digital technologies as tools to empower women entrepreneurs to take a leap into the world of international trade. 

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CTI Public – Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency through the Improvement of information submitted in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Notifications

CTI Public – Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency through the Improvement of information submitted in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Notifications

16.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA is honoured to have been invited to participate in APEC’s “CTI Public – Private Dialogue (PPD) on Promoting Transparency through the Improvement of information submitted in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Notifications”, which is being held in Puerto Varas, Chile, on 22 and 23 August.

 

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