Trade Hub – What is International Trade?

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Introduction to International Trade

Global trade involves the transfer of goods and services, both domestically and internationally. In the TFG international trade hub, you can find out the latest on global trade, including free trade, customs related news, trade terminology, free trade agreements and current trade negotiations.

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VIDEO: Industry Leader Perspective: The Currency and Cross-border Payments (R)evolution Kenneth Wong, Director, Global Transaction Banking, TD Securities, talks about the changing payments landscape, cross-border payments and digital currencies.
Singapore is the first country to ratify RCEP trade deal Singapore has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, with plans to implement the accord on the 1st January 2022.
5 Key Lessons From WTO’s Spring 2021 Trade Report After Covid-19 crippled global commerce, the World Trade Organization said March 31 that it expected the planet’s merchandise trade to increase 8% in 2021 after contracting 5.3% in 2020.

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Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest

UK signs £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana The UK has signed a £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana promising tariff-free trade. The terms of the economic partnership agreement reinstate the two sides when the UK was part of the EU.
UKEF to guarantee buyer loans up to £30 million UK Export Finance (UKEF) is launching a new guarantee scheme that will help importers of UK goods and services obtain easier access to financing up to £30 million.
UK-India trade poised to double to £50bn, Santander report reveals Trade between UK and India could double to £50 billion before the end of the decade, according to a joint report by Santander and the Indian High Commission.
Indian firms to create 1,500 new jobs in the UK Indian firms Tata Consultancy Services and Wockhardt are to create over 1,500 jobs in the UK.
FAQs ‘Lifting 30 million people out of extreme poverty’ – The impact of AfCFTA The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.
Voice of the CBI: What is the UK’s Independent Trade Agenda? We heard from the CBI’s Andy Burwell, on the UK’s independent trade agenda post Brexit, focusing on the EU, Japan and ASEAN.

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Latest Trade News

05May

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appoints her four Deputy Directors-General at the World Trade Organization

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Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has announced the appointment of Angela Ellard of the United States, Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador… Read More →

04May

VIDEO: Industry Leader Perspective: The Currency and Cross-border Payments (R)evolution

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Kenneth Wong, Director, Global Transaction Banking, TD Securities, talks about the changing payments landscape, cross-border payments and digital currencies…. Read More →

26Apr

UK and Indonesia strengthen trade ties launching the Joint Economic and Trade Committee

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The UK and Indonesia have today (Monday 26) concluded the first round of exploratory trade talks and committed to further… Read More →

21Apr

Podcast: Sustainable Trade Finance

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Trade finance has a significant role to play in sustainable development and ESG, which extends to addressing global challenges around… Read More →

21Apr

Government “desperately needs” strategic framework for trade, parliamentarians and International Chamber of Commerce warn

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The APPG for Trade & Export Promotion has set out an 11-point trade framework, including targets to double intra-Commonwealth trade… Read More →

19Apr

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 19th April 2021

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The world is emerging from a deep recession, and the recovery is coming… Read More →

12Apr

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 12th April 2021

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The IMF upgraded its growth forecasts for developed countries and said the global… Read More →

12Apr

Podcast: Bring back paper documents! Is the document the missing part of digital trade puzzle?

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By understanding how paper documents work, we explore whether trace:original by Enigio, is an alternative way of approaching digital trade…. Read More →

09Apr

Singapore is the first country to ratify RCEP trade deal

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Singapore has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, with plans to implement the accord on the 1st… Read More →

09Apr

5 Key Lessons From WTO’s Spring 2021 Trade Report

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After Covid-19 crippled global commerce, the World Trade Organization said March 31 that it expected the planet’s merchandise trade to… Read More →

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