Can digital trade agreements spur the next round of growth?

Can digital trade agreements spur the next round of growth?

10.09.2020 Peterson Institute for International Economics

Amid lockdowns and other containment measures, digital technologies have kept trade flowing. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption and use of these new technologies, but digital protectionism risks fragmenting markets and limited the benefits of electronic commerce. To promote greater trade cooperation in this area, Singapore has started leading the negotiation of digital trade agreements.

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GTR Commodities 2020

GTR Commodities 2020

10.09.2020 Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review (GTR) is delighted to confirm that in line with current restrictions and concerns over the holding of physical events, GTR Commodities 2020 will be taking place virtually on September 15-16.

This exciting new initiative will combine a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and unrivalled networking via GTR’s dedicated virtual event platform, providing a comprehensive overview of the global commodities sector – from oil and gas, to metals, mining and agribusiness – as well as key financing trends.

Please join us in transitioning to this exciting new model, offering participants to benefit from critical market insights and idea-sharing, along with plentiful opportunities to network and connect to the wider community at a time of great uncertainty.

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GTR East Africa 2020 Virtual

GTR East Africa 2020 Virtual

07.09.2020 Global Trade Review

WHAT IS THE EVENT ABOUT?

BUILDING ECONOMIC RESILIANCE WITH TRADE

Global Trade Review (GTR) is delighted to announce that in line with current restrictions and concerns over travel and the holding of physical gatherings, GTR East Africa 2020 will take place virtually on October 1-2.

Once again welcoming support from a host of leading trade finance players alongside key supranational and industry bodies, this exciting event will utilise GTR’s bespoke virtual platform to deliver a comprehensive range of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and unrivalled networking opportunities, focusing on key trade sectors from commodities and agribusiness, to the development of local value-add industry and achieving digital innovation.

As we continue over a decade of market-leading gatherings, don’t miss your chance to participate in this beginning of an exciting new era for GTR East Africa; promising the high quality content and networking you have come to expect, delivered via specialist virtual technology platform for an optimal attendee experience.

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Fulfilment and Logistics

Fulfilment and Logistics

21.08.2020 Collins Rex

To simplify global logistics, you need to have both a reliable supply-chain and, if you manufacture your own products, a sound manufacturing strategy.

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GTPA will present a series of eCommerce webinars helping you build and grow a successful business

GTPA will present a series of eCommerce webinars helping you build and grow a successful business

21.08.2020 Collins Rex

In 2019, retail eCommerce sales worldwide amounted to US$3.53 trillion (Statista) and these revenues are projected to grow to US$6.54 trillion US dollars in 2022.

Selling online through eCommerce gives access to a world of new customers without many of the challenges, risks and expenses of establishing a physical presence in a new market.And for many businesses, eCommerce has presented a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, with bricks and mortar operations facing enormous challenges.

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Risk management

Risk management

21.08.2020 Collins Rex

Selling online – just as any business operation – comes with risks. The more you know, the more you can mitigate these risks.

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Understanding & Defining eCommerce markets

Understanding & Defining eCommerce markets

21.08.2020 Collins Rex

eCommerce markets – making a calculated choice. In order to select the best markets for your products/services, you need to do your homework.

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Understanding marketplaces and platforms

Understanding marketplaces and platforms

21.08.2020 Collins Rex

Successfully selling online is dependent on choosing the right channel to market.

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China commences anti-dumping investigation against Australian wine

China commences anti-dumping investigation against Australian wine

20.08.2020 Russell Weise

What is dumping and what do wine exporters need to do now?

The announcement that China has commence an anti-dumping investigation into Australia wine has come as a surprise many. Dumping is associated with unfair tactics and selling goods at a loss. This isn't what is associated with the Australian wine industry. However, the industry is in for a nasty shock – you can be found to be dumping even when acting ethically and selling at a profit.

It is easy to argue that the investigation is politically motivated. However, it is important to keep in mind that this week Canada commenced a dumping investigation against Australian gluten. Further, since the start of this year, Australian has commenced five anti-dumping investigations against Chinese products. Australian wine exporters need to focus on how to get the best outcome from the investigation, rather than question the motives of the Chinese government.

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How to build resilient global supply chains as a result of COVID-19? Enabling and supporting businesses

How to build resilient global supply chains as a result of COVID-19? Enabling and supporting businesses

20.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

Around the world, businesses are experiencing both distress and cautious optimism as they grapple with the effects of COVID-19. While thousands of them, particularly micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), have had to close, many others continue to engage in global value chains (GVCs), or supply chains more broadly. While some parts of the manufacturing and services sectors, like the automotive and hospitality industries, have been severely affected, other sectors such as medical devices and telecommunications have seen demand grow exponentially.

The way large businesses and MSMEs are experiencing disruptions also differs greatly, and within MSMEs themselves, the reality has been different for women-led businesses and MSMEs in small and developing economies. The current crisis, thus, offers opportunities to business and hopes for the future of global trade, but at the same time will require the largest business rescue and support programmes of the past century.

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Remote working, data & privacy in times of crisis

Remote working, data & privacy in times of crisis

20.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

In the past few months, we’ve all added a string of new acronyms and terms to our business vocabulary. WFH (work from home), BYOD (bring your own device), and FoW (future of work) have entered into everyday usage, while “asynchronous/synchronous communication”, “distributed team/work”, “cloud work”, and others, are gaining mainstream traction.

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Building Resilient Supply Chains in APEC and Facilitating GVCs

Building Resilient Supply Chains in APEC and Facilitating GVCs

14.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

Today, more than two-thirds of world trade occurs through global value chains (GVCs). With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, GVCs, and supply chains more broadly, are transforming rapidly, even more now than at the beginning of 2020. While past decades fostered an expansion and enlargement of GVCs, more recently some have also shortened and become more localised, a trend which is likely to increase in the coming years as large and small businesses reconfigure their operations due to the pandemic and the eager adoption of digital technologies.

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Crisis recovery strategies for small business

Crisis recovery strategies for small business

14.08.2020 Tristram Travers

Please join the GTPA and our partners for the next business health check event on Crisis recovery strategies for small business. This session will explore, among a few topics, how to manage your way out of a crisis or disaster as well as planning and managing supply chain in a crisis.

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The “German” debate on supply chain ethics: Assessing the role for businesses in human rights enforcement

The “German” debate on supply chain ethics: Assessing the role for businesses in human rights enforcement

07.08.2020 Institute for International Trade

International supply chains have become a topic of fierce debate in Germany over the past weeks, and perhaps surprisingly not for pandemic-related issues. Proposed new laws requiring due diligence by firms to prevent human rights violations in their supply chains sparked controversy over the degree of responsibility firms can realistically be expected to bear, and how they may enforce this obligation. This “German” debate has relevance beyond the country’s borders, as developed country multinational corporations in particular are under increasing pressure to enhance their corporate social responsibility.

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The many faces of trade braving a transforming world

The many faces of trade braving a transforming world

07.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

AAEI's Annual Conference and Expos provides a forum for trade service providers to reach decision making exporters and importers with new systems and products to facilitate supply chain logistics. AAEI is the leading trade association for technical expertise, and we have the latest information on a wide variety of topics, with some of the top experts in the industry. This year, AAEI will be conducting our conference in a "virtual" environment and expect to reach a broader audience of trade professionals in the United States and internationally.

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APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey Launched

APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey Launched

03.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

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.

The Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), supported by the Australian Government and on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, is pleased today to launch the APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey.

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Event invitation: Global Supply Chain resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Event invitation: Global Supply Chain resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

03.08.2020 Lisa McAuley

Today, more than two-thirds of world trade occurs through global value chains (GVCs). With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, GVCs, and supply chains more broadly, are transforming rapidly, even more now than at the beginning of 2020.

While past decades fostered an expansion and enlargement of GVCs, more recently some have also shortened and become more localised, a trend which is likely to increase in the coming years as large and small businesses reconfigure their operations due to the pandemic and the eager adoption of digital technologies.

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

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

03.08.2020 Tomás Quesada

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.

Durante las décadas pasadas, las cadenas globales de suministro se ampliaron y expandieron. Sin embargo, algunas de esas cadenas también empezaron a mostrar signos de acortamiento o localización. Esto último, es una tendencia que probablemente aumentará en los próximos años en la medida en que compañías multinacionales (CMNs) y pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMEs) reconfiguran sus operaciones debido a la pandemia, así como a la extensa adopción de tecnologías digitales.

Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), apoyada por el Gobierno de Australia y en nombre del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico (APEC), se complace por el lanzamiento de la Encuesta Global de Resiliencia en Cadenas Globales de Suministro en APEC.

 

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Digital Marketing: The Next Level

Digital Marketing: The Next Level

22.07.2020 Collins Rex

Following on from our popular “Digital Marketing: The Basics” session, GTPA brings you “Digital Marketing: The Next Level." For this session, we’re delighted to be joined by a leading figure in the digital games world.

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Festival of Inclusive Trade: calling for speakers, collaborators and partners

Festival of Inclusive Trade: calling for speakers, collaborators and partners

13.07.2020 Collins Rex

Inclusive trade refers to the principle that all levels of society should gain from increased trade. It promotes the inclusion of groups that may currently be marginalised or challenged in their ability to engage with international trading opportunities.

The GTPA is planning to develop an Inclusive Trade White Paper that will produce practical recommendations on how capacity building and standard setting can facilitate a more inclusive international trading ecosystem.

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Horasis Extraordinary Meeting: Unite. Inspire. Create

Horasis Extraordinary Meeting: Unite. Inspire. Create

13.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

The Horasis Extraordinary Meeting is the world's foremost gathering of business leaders who interact with key government officials and eminent thought leaders. Under the theme Unite. Inspire. Create, 500 of the most senior members of the Horasis Visions Community will gather virtually to overcome the profound economic, political and social disruptions caused by Covid-19. The Horasis Extraordinary Meeting offers the conceptual backbone and action platform to advance the recovery - envisioning and implementing novel business models, new political cooperation and deep social cohesion.

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You’re invitation to ExCred New York

You’re invitation to ExCred New York

06.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

We hope that you are keeping in good health and spirits in these challenging times. We are delighted to announce that ExCred New York, the No. 1 summit for insuring trade and investment in the Americas is taking place on 5th - 6th of October at Convene 605, New York. Join us in New York or virtually from anywhere in the world this October, as we explore the profound impacts that the global pandemic has had on the wider economy and international trade and the opportunities and challenges that have arisen.

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GTR Asia 2020 - Virtual event

GTR Asia 2020 - Virtual event

03.07.2020 Lisa McAuley

Following the unprecedented ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent uncertainty over both the safety and viability of holding physical events, Global Trade Review is delighted to announce that GTR Asia 2020, the world’s largest trade finance gathering, will this year be taking place virtually, on September 8-10.

This exciting new initiative, combining a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and unrivalled networking via GTR’s dedicated virtual event platform, will offer the chance to hear the latest developments from experts on the many challenges faced across the industry, as well as the chance to connect with speakers, sponsors and attendees alike across the 3 days.

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Small Business Technology Primer event invitation

Small Business Technology Primer event invitation

03.07.2020 Collins Rex

In 2020, every business – however small – needs to be digitally enabled to some extent. Whether it’s having a virtual shopfront in the form of a website and a fully functioning eCommerce solution, an automated production line, or even just email and a mobile phone, technology is an intrinsic part of the way in which we do business. This week’s “Business Health Check” session is a small business technology primer.

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$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

26.06.2020 Collins Rex

The creative industries contribute around $112 billion to the Australian economy, and employ over 640 000 people. The creative industries generate substantial Australian exports, and globally the sector accounts for 7% of the world’s GDP. COVID-19 and the measure implemented to curb its spread has had a devastating effect on the creative sector, with theatres, art galleries, music venues and museums all closed or attendance number drastically curtailed.


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GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

GTPA announces "Festival of Inclusive Trade"

26.06.2020 Collins Rex

Inclusive trade refers to the principle that all levels of society should gain from increased trade. It promotes the inclusion of groups that may currently be marginalised or challenged in their ability to engage with international trading opportunities.

The GTPA is putting the finishing touches on an Inclusive Trade White Paper that will produce practical recommendations on how capacity building and standard setting can facilitate a more inclusive international trading ecosystem, with particular reference to four groups: gender, youth, diaspora and indigenous communities.

To coincide with the launch of the Inclusive Trade White Paper, the GTPA is excited to announce a “Festival of Inclusive Trade”.

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GTR Asia 2020

GTR Asia 2020

11.06.2020 Global Trade Review

Following the unprecedented ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent uncertainty over both the safety and viability of holding physical events, Global Trade Review is delighted to announce that GTR Asia 2020, the world's largest trade finance gathering, will this year be taking place virtually, on September 8-10.

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GTPA and IIT expands the business health check series with new and relevant topics

GTPA and IIT expands the business health check series with new and relevant topics

18.05.2020 Lisa McAuley

These online webinars will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online panel discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.

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Bloomberg New Economy Conversations – Supply Chain Revolution

Bloomberg New Economy Conversations – Supply Chain Revolution

04.05.2020 Bloomberg New Economy

Tuesday, May 5 | 10:00 am EDT

You’re invited to join us for the next event in our virtual conversation series: Supply Chain Revolution on Tuesday, May 5 at 10 am EDT.

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Managing supply chain risks: Business health check

Managing supply chain risks: Business health check

21.04.2020 Lisa McAuley

This week we will be discussing Managing supply chain risks as part of our online business health check series. We are delighted to be joined this week by supply chain experts: Dr Robert Handfield from the United States of America and Dr Ian George from the United Kingdom.

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