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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Think data, not documents advancing MLETR in 2023 VIDEO | Think data, not documents: advancing MLETR in 2023 To learn more about UNCITRAL and the efforts to support the regulatory environment around digital trade, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Luca Castellani.
City & Financial Global Podcast Featured Image PODCAST | The fight against economic crime in the UK: an inside look at the Economic Crime Transparency and Enforcement Act Taking a step in this direction, the UK legislature has enacted legislation to prevent economic crime. To learn more about this essential piece of legislation in the financial and economic world, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Susan Hawley, executive director of Spotlight on Corruption.
Surecomp look ahead to 2023 Surecomp looks to 2023: Delivering on the promises of trade digitisation As we move into 2023, it will be crucial for solution providers to adapt and collaborate in order to seize the opportunities presented by digitisation for game-changing value creation.

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Videos – International Trade

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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 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.
Trade4MSMEs on breaking down international barriers to trade 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 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.
faces of trade the people behind the policies 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.
Launched: UK Trade & Export Finance Guide 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.

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Latest Trade News

30Jan

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 30th January 2023

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: VIDEO | Think data, not documents: advancing MLETR in 2023… Read More →

27Jan

Egypt and India seek to boost international trade through a strategic partnership

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Egypt and India announced Thursday a “strategic partnership” to increase trade by billions of dollars and strengthen diplomatic ties, as… Read More →

26Jan

EIB and HSBC agree on €200m facility to support Greek import and export SMEs

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Greek companies engaged in international activities will benefit from a new €200 million trade finance partnership between the European Investment… Read More →

26Jan

Trade sanctions and human rights enforcement: examining conformity with WTO laws

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Trade sanctions are among the many tactics resorted to by the international community in order to compel a state to… Read More →

24Jan

Digitalising trade: CargoX sees growth in electronic bill of lading usage

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CargoX, a document transfer solutions provider, today reported an increase in the number of users of the CargoX platform to… Read More →

24Jan

VIDEO | Think data, not documents: advancing MLETR in 2023

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To learn more about UNCITRAL and the efforts to support the regulatory environment around digital trade, Trade Finance Global (TFG)… Read More →

23Jan

ADB and Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited sign a $131m loan to enhance international trade

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Nhava Sheva Freeport Terminal Private Limited (NSFTPL) signed a $131 million loan to upgrade… Read More →

23Jan

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 23rd January 2023

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Shifting the mindset towards innovation in ports… Read More →

20Jan

UK and Thailand work to standardise trade digitisation adoption

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The UK Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI) and Electronic Transaction Development Agency (ETDA) launched a new partnership project,… Read More →

20Jan

PODCAST | The fight against economic crime in the UK: an inside look at the Economic Crime Transparency and Enforcement Act

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Taking a step in this direction, the UK legislature has enacted legislation to prevent economic crime. To learn more about… Read More →

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (tradefinanceglobal.com), Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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