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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Emerging markets roundtable understanding and addressing the trade finance challenges for SMEs (2) Emerging markets roundtable: understanding and addressing the trade finance challenges for SMEs This year’s ITFA 48th Annual Trade & Forfaiting conference, held in Porto, covered a few key themes, one of the most notable being the increasing trade finance gap, which impacts small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets the most.
Credit insurance company Atradius on political risk, emerging markets, digitalisation Credit insurance company Atradius on political risk, emerging markets, digitalisation TFG’s Annie Kovacevic sat down with Gordon Cessford, president of Atradius US and regional head of Atradius in North America to understand more about political risks, emerging markets, and digitalisation.
TFG Weekly Trade Briefing TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 26th September 2022 Your weekly coffee briefing from TFG: E-rules for trade explained – URDTT, eURC, and eUCP

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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.
Breakup blues data exposes post-Brexit woes for UK economy Breakup blues: data exposes post-Brexit woes for UK economy As Iain Martin of the Times said, “To deny the downsides of Brexit on trade with the EU is to deny reality.”
The decision to secede from the world’s largest single market area was bound to have some short-term economic consequences, but the UK may be experiencing more than a short-term decline.
Allianz Trade on trade confidence following conflict in Ukraine Allianz-Trade on trade confidence following conflict in Ukraine Confidence, demand and energy shock waves, writes Ana Boata, Global Head of Economic Research at Allianz Trade. Allianz Trade is the new name for trade credit insurer Euler Hermes, which became part of the Allianz SE group in 2018.
Letters of credit explained Letters of credit explained: How can they help your trading business grow, and how do you apply for one? Letters of credit are one of the most commonly used trade finance instruments, and they are a great way to increase security and mitigate risk during a trade transaction
commodities supercycle The commodities supercycle: What’s in a name? This article was co-authored by:

– Arun Prakash, strategy officer for trade and commodity finance at IFC
– Dennis Ochieng, economist at IFC
– Shanshan Li, consultant at IFC

Freeports: Levelling up UK trade Freeports: Levelling up UK trade Freeports are a special kind of air, rail, or seaport, where normal tax and customs rules don’t apply, says John Lucy, director of Liverpool City Region Freeport

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Latest Trade News

26Sep

Emerging markets roundtable: understanding and addressing the trade finance challenges for SMEs

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This year’s ITFA 48th Annual Trade & Forfaiting conference, held in Porto, covered a few key themes, one of the… Read More →

26Sep

Credit insurance company Atradius on political risk, emerging markets, digitalisation

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TFG’s Annie Kovacevic sat down with Gordon Cessford, president of Atradius US and regional head of Atradius in North America… Read More →

26Sep

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 26th September 2022

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Your weekly coffee briefing from TFG: E-rules for trade explained – URDTT, eURC, and eUCP… Read More →

23Sep

VIDEO: George Wilson on African SMEs, FX, and sustainability

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With a global energy and food crisis peaking, alongside hiking inflationary rates and geopolitical tensions, it may seem that the… Read More →

23Sep

Finastra and Visa announce a BaaS collaboration to ease cross-border payment capabilities

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Finastra and Visa announced a Banking as a Service (BaaS) collaboration on September 22, 2022.  This partnership will co-develop new… Read More →

22Sep

ICC report shows trade is critical to achieving sustainable development goals

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A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) highlights how trade plays a pivotal role in ending poverty,… Read More →

21Sep

Ameriabank on international trade, sustainability, digitisation in Armenia

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Trade Finance Global (TFG) sat down with Ameriabank to discuss how shifts in the global trading ecosystem have affected the… Read More →

21Sep

VIDEO: E-rules for trade explained – URDTT, eURC, and eUCP

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During a panel at ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week, moderator Tomasch Kubiak, policy manager at the ICC Global Banking Commission,… Read More →

21Sep

Procure to pay in a global economy: how businesses can acknowledge FX in their processes

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At what point can a business acknowledge foreign exchange (FX) in their procure to pay (P2P) process, and at what… Read More →

20Sep

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 20th September 2022

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Your weekly coffee briefing from TFG: TFG and Tinubu’s virtual tradecast now on demand… 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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