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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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GTPA was delighted to host a roundtable session at the #AOM2019 conference in Boston on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved

GTPA was delighted to host a roundtable session at the #AOM2019 conference in Boston on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved

13.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

The informal café session was moderated by Dayna Simpson from Monash University and we were joined by Anne Quarshie from LUT University of Technology (Finland) and Zhaohui Wu from Oregon State University as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to host a session on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved. As part of the informal discussion with Supply Chain Management professionals we discussed the development of ISO standards relevant to transparency and chain-of-custody, and how sustainable SCM can be incorporated in these standards.

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Introducing the Seven Summits Trade Challenge for global trade and supply chain professionals

Introducing the Seven Summits Trade Challenge for global trade and supply chain professionals

06.08.2019 Lisa McAuley

The GTPA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a formal session as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to discuss the development of the Seven Summits Trade Challenge to be formally launched later this year.

To succeed in today’s competitive business environment, exceptional individuals must rise out above the crowd.

The Seven Summits Trade Challenge (SSTC) provides trade and supply chain professionals with formal recognition of their career achievements, as well as giving them a structured pathway to build on their trade skills and expertise to reach new heights in the dynamic and ever-changing world of global commerce.

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GTR ASIA 2019 - The world’s largest international trade finance gathering

GTR ASIA 2019 - The world’s largest international trade finance gathering

26.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

GTR Asia 2019 (formerly known as Asia Trade & Treasury Week) will return to Singapore September 3-4, 2019. Recognised as the world’s largest international gathering for the trade, commodity, fintech and treasury community, GTR’s annual event in Singapore last year welcomed a record-breaking total of over 1,100 industry participants from local and international banks to multinational corporations and SMEs, independent financiers, commodity brokers and traders, insurers and risk managers, lawyers, consultants, ECAs and multilaterals and more!

2019’s event is set to be even bigger and better! Participants will have the chance to hear over 100 of the world’s leading trade, treasury and fintech experts reflecting on developments in the Asian market and more globally, whilst also having the chance to network and discuss trade priorities with over 500 different companies.

 

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Women who rock international trade session overview

Women who rock international trade session overview

15.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

Our recent session as part of the Aid for Trade Global Review emphasized the importance of women entrepreneurs in international trade. The title of the session "Women who rock the international trade" had its origins in a social media campaign that coincided with the international day of women to celebrate the contribution of women to the world of international trade. The campaign particularly focussed on the unsung heroes, the women who daily make a contribution, but out of the spotlight. The focus of the discussion was how women can capitalise on their huge potential to contribute to the world economy. Discussion centred around gender equality in trade, sustainable initiatives to encourage women to trade globally, and the constraints faced by women. The participants also discussed the need to integrate gender aspect into trade policy. The session was organised by GTPA and EIF.

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The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), in partnership with Global Victoria and the Peru Trade Commission, is delighted to invite you to an information session on DOING BUSINESS WITH PERU

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), in partnership with Global Victoria and the Peru Trade Commission, is delighted to invite you to an information session on DOING BUSINESS WITH PERU

15.07.2019 Collins Rex

Australia and Peru signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) in February 2018. A fellow signatory to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement, Peru has been one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America over the last decade. PAFTA will build on the benefits of the CPTPP, enabling Australian exporters to diversify beyond traditional export markets and strengthening our economic relationship with Latin America.

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Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved.

Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved.

15.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

 

The GTPA is delighted to join Dayna Simpson from Monash University, Anne Quarshie from LUT University of Technology (Finland) and Zhaohui Wu from Oregon State University as part of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to host a session on Emerging sustainability standards - How SCM scholars can get involved. This cafe session will be an informal discussion in relation to new ISO standards relevant to transparency and chain-of-custody, and how sustainable SCM can be incorporated in these standards.

 

 

 

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Open Trade in an Uncertain World: time to change the dialogue

Open Trade in an Uncertain World: time to change the dialogue

10.07.2019 Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, President

As we prepare for World Trade Symposium 2019, taking place this year in New York City in November, it’s imperative to consider the existential threat to freer, open and rules-based trade that stems from short-sighted political exploitation. More importantly, what we can do to change the nature of the dialogue and to better tell the story of international trade.

There is no doubt that the recent rise of protectionism and economic nationalism is damaging global trade, and by extension, economic growth, development and inclusion. The current situation is being driven by a number of factors, including the fact that the benefits of international trade have not been distributed widely enough.

 

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GTPA is delighted to support the GTR Commodities 2019 event in Geneva on 19 September

GTPA is delighted to support the GTR Commodities 2019 event in Geneva on 19 September

10.07.2019 Lisa McAuley

Widely regarded as one of the premier gatherings for the global commodity financing sector, GTR Commodities 2019 will provide an unrivalled forum for networking and discussion on the key issues impacting on the global commodities market, from financing trends to geopolitical factors, sector profiles, risk management strategies, sustainability issues and the role of technology.

Attendees will benefit from critical market insight and idea sharing through a series of informative discussions, debates, case studies and breakouts, whilst the unchallenged networking opportunities available at every GTR event will provide access to over 100 companies engaged in commodity finance business, including trading companies, multinationals, financial institutions and service providers.

GTPA will be represented by Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy and Europe Director, participating in a debate session: Is global turbulence here to stay?

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International Trade - A Samoan Perspective

International Trade - A Samoan Perspective

05.07.2019 Lisa Va'ai

Talofa everyone!

Thank you for the Australian Government for the opportunity to share our story.

I’m Lisa Vaai, Creative Director of Eveni Carruthers in Samoa, a business started by my great grandfather in 1929. We are Samoan owned, with a fourth generation management team and just over 50 employees. This year we are celebrating 90 years of doing business in Samoa. We have evolved from copra and cocoa export trading to general merchandise to now an apparel business centered around brands reflecting cultural and traditional motifs from the Pacific.

 

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International trade standards and why they are important for MSMEs

International trade standards and why they are important for MSMEs

27.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

Opinion of: Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

Standards are the key to consistency in business. They set out the processes, procedures and frameworks to ensure that products, services, processes and people meet a qualified set of expectations. Standards streamline and systematise complexity to provide a level of trust in the best means to achieving an outcome, a capability, a competency or an output.

Standards do far more than just help you comply with the relevant rules and regulations. They play a crucial role in facilitating international trade, supporting businesses into export markets by lowering barriers to trade.

 

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eCommerce Tool: Powering MSMEs to grow internationally via online channels

eCommerce Tool: Powering MSMEs to grow internationally via online channels

27.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

GTPA announce the development of a new tool to empower MSMEs to engage in online ecommerce.

“Today’s MSME is tomorrow’s Microsoft or Alibaba! Every MSME, irrespective of their location or their industry sector needs to be recognised, valued and fostered so that their true potential to achieve greatness can be realised.”- Collins Rex, Asia/Africa Director- GTPA

Exporting online presents exciting opportunities for businesses thinking of expanding into new markets. Online sales are the world’s fasting growing retail channel, globally valued at USD 16.2 trillion.

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Aid for Trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience?

Aid for Trade: a vehicle to build climate resilience?

18.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

Trade has an essential role to play in creating a more resilient system – one that can resist or adapt to environmental and economic shocks. It can do so by facilitating the exchange of goods, services and technology—including environmentally sound technologies—required for adaptation, mitigation and disaster preparedness and response. In this way trade contributes to the achievement of the Paris Agreement, SDGs and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Developing countries face the challenge of “double exposure” to both economic shocks and environmental challenges such as climate change and natural hazards, which are becoming more frequent and severe. Investments in low emission, climate resilient agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate smart infrastructure, for example, could help reduce vulnerability to extreme weather events and build economic resilience.

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Women who rock international trade

Women who rock international trade

04.06.2019 Lisa McAuley

As part of the 2019 WTO Aid for Trade Global Review in Geneva from the 3-5 July the GTPA and the EIF are delighted to host a session on building gender based policy to drive and facilitate global trade in LDCs.

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.

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Trade wars and global supply chains

Trade wars and global supply chains

04.06.2019 Niels Strazdins

We are in a trade war and it is here to stay

Opinion by: Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy - Global Trade Professionals Alliance

The United States is the top destination market for Chinese merchandise exports. Soon virtually all Chinese goods imported into the US will be subject to tariffs, with profound knock-on effects for both businesses and consumers.

Escalating trade friction between the US and China is impacting farmers, consumers and businesses large and small. Billions of dollars of Chinese goods now face 25 per cent tariffs when entering the United States.

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A fresh opportunity to diversify Australia’s trade

A fresh opportunity to diversify Australia’s trade

28.05.2019 Niels Strazdins

Opinion by: Niels Strazdins, Head of Global Trade Policy - Global Trade Professionals Alliance

Australia delivered a fresh mandate to incumbent Prime Minster Scott Morrison in the country’s recent federal election. Turned off by the opposition’s high-tax high-spend agenda, voters elected for the Prime Minister’s more practical approach to economic management.

Moderate economic reform should be enough to keep Australia’s economy humming along, though from a trade point of view it is an economy that is still heavily reliant on the export of a few commodities to a few markets.

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Women rocking international trade - Ms. Sabrina Varma

Women rocking international trade - Ms. Sabrina Varma

27.05.2019 Lisa McAuley

Sabrina Varma has over twenty years of experience working in international trade and development, with a view to maximising trade as a tool to support inclusive and sustainable development.

Based on her work experience at national, regional, global levels, across government, private sector and NGOs, and from developed country and developing country perspectives, her approach is based on bringing together shared priorities, requirements and solutions to support trade capacity building in developing countries.

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GTDW CHINA TRADE DEVELOPMENT WEEK EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE 2019

GTDW CHINA TRADE DEVELOPMENT WEEK EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE 2019

20.05.2019 Lisa McAuley

GTDW China is the 18th International Edition of The Global Trade Development Week programmes. Join over 500 International, Regional & Domestic trade leaders, 80 Speakers and leading exhibitors across our summit programmes, workshops, exhibition, G2G, G2B & B2B networking and site visits to leading trade locations in Shanghai. The theme of GTDW for 2019 in China is around The Future of Global Trade combining an exhibition of leading trade technologies enabling efficient and secure trade facilitation between countries and regions. GTDW China is partnered with Shanghai Asia-Pacific Model E-Port Network Operational Center (SAOC) which was set up in Shanghai in 2016, with the view of promoting trade facilitation and supply chain connectivity. SAOC and GTDW have shared focus on the enhancement of capacity building and public-private partnership to improve the connectivity of the international supply chain and the facilitation of cross-border trade.

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