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.
VIDEO | The politics of African sovereign debt restructuring – 2023 update – The specifics of African sovereign debt are incredibly nuanced and require a deep dive into country-specific situations and multilateral relationships. To get a better understanding of this subject, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel sat down with Robert Besseling, CEO of Pangea-Risk at ExCred International in London.
VIDEO | Bpifrance – French export market overview, an exclusive interview with the French ECA – At Excred International, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel sat down with Maëlia Dufour, director international relations, business development, rating, environment and climate at Bpifrance and president of the Berne Union, to learn more about the intricacies of the trade credit industry.
Why brands must first address their last-mile challenge to achieve a sustainable future – Having a sustainable approach to supply chain and logistics is proven to have numerous long-term benefits for businesses. Relying on efficient and eco-friendly transportation methods can reduce costs associated with fuel consumption, maintenance fees, and other expenses related to traditional delivery methods.
Videos – International Trade
Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest
Trade sanctions and human rights enforcement: examining conformity with WTO laws – Trade sanctions are among the many tactics resorted to by the international community in order to compel a state to comply with its human rights obligation.
ITFA’s Sean Edwards’ year in review and predictions for trade finance in 2023 – According to Edwards, reducing the record-high $1.7 trillion USD global trade finance gap will be amongst the most important considerations facing the trade finance industry in 2023. The trade finance sector is developing several tools to address this issue.
PODCAST | Trade4MSMEs on breaking down international barriers to trade – At the WTO’s Public Forum in September 2022, helping MSMEs access trade and trade finance, especially during the current economic times, has been one of the top agenda items.
To learn more about how the WTO is putting its weight behind the cause, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Relations, Mauro Bruno.
African trade finance enters an exciting new phase – It is often debated whether the reported existing trade finance gap, which over the last 3 years has oscillated between $100 billion and $120 billion, will diminish or whether the nature of illiquid, growth-focused, emerging market economies means that the gap will never truly close.
PODCAST | Faces of trade: the people behind the policies – Changing this mindset and highlighting the human lives behind international trade policy is what Clara Weinhardt, assistant professor in international relations at Maastricht University, hopes to do with the Faces of Trade Diplomacy project.
TFG partners with UKEF and DIT to create a trade and export finance guide – Trade Finance Global has partnered with UKEF, the UK government’s export credit agency, and DIT to produce the UK Trade & Export Finance Guide.
Latest Trade News
ICC DSI: 7 key trade documents for digitisation
The 52-page ICC DSI report identifies and defines the key data elements held within each of the seven identified key… Read More →
ADB pushes for digital trade through regional outreach program
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through its Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP), has initiated a series of discussions… Read More →
UAE-Israel Economic Partnership Agreement kicks off in April
The UAE-Israel Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, which was signed on May 31, 2022, will come into effect on April 1,… Read More →
Foreword –Two steps forward, one step back
As we have seen over the past few years, progress is not linear. In almost every aspect of life, two… Read More →
BBVA launches free ‘Global Trade Finance’ portal: helping companies streamline import-export operations
Global Trade Finance can be found on the BBVA Pivot website – the bank’s series of solutions to optimise multinational… Read More →
UNCTAD report: Spurred by growth in green goods, global trade reaches $32tn in 2022
Defying negative economic conditions and global market volatility, global trade still reached an all-time record of $32 trillion in 2022…. Read More →
UK – South Korea trade relations grow with UKEF appointment
UK Export Finance (UKEF) today announces it has appointed its first International Export Finance Executive (IEFE) for South Korea. With… Read More →
TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 27th March 2023
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 27th March 2023… Read More →
Fairtrade, ITC to expand partnership and sustainability practices
Fairtrade, the globally recognised label for social justice, and the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the World Trade… Read More →
VIDEO | The politics of African sovereign debt restructuring – 2023 update
The specifics of African sovereign debt are incredibly nuanced and require a deep dive into country-specific situations and multilateral relationships…. Read More →
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