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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PODCAST | Unlocking Mexico’s trade potential: Banorte and ICC Mexico’s Gerardo Gutierrez-Olvera discusses strategies for the future In 2022, international trade represented 88% of the Mexican GDP, but the world of international trade is changing. 
The rebuilding of Ukraine: Opportunities for investment The rebuilding of Ukraine: Opportunities for investment During the June 2023 Ukraine Reconstruction Conference hosted in London, over 400 global companies pledged support for rebuilding the country. 
TFG Pangea-Risk Briefing TFG & Pangea-Risk Monthly Briefing Read more about the monthly TFG & Pangea-Risk Briefing! Hear from experts on country, political & trade risks throughout the world.

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Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest

CPTPP receives Royal Assent, set to become law latest this year CPTPP receives Royal Assent, set to become law latest this year Learn about the UK’s membership in the CPTPP. Find out how it will expand the global economy and benefit UK goods exports.
EU to impose new tariffs on Russian and Belarusian grain EU to impose new tariffs on Russian and Belarusian grain The European Union is on track to introduce tariffs on grain imports from Russia and Belarus as a measure to support its farmers and address the concerns of certain member states, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions who spoke on Tuesday.
Understanding rules of origin Getting the details right Understanding rules of origin: Getting the details right Rules of Origin are the rules that determine where a good was obtained or manufactured (its economic nationality).
India and EFTA sign a $100b free trade agreement to boost exports and investment India and EFTA sign a $100b free trade agreement to boost exports and investment India has finalised a free trade agreement worth $100 billion with the EFTA, comprising Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.
Impasse over UK and Canada's free trade negotiations Impasse over UK and Canada’s free trade negotiations Recent British-Canadian free trade negotiations have been put on hold due to market access barriers – find out why.
Singapore ratifies UK's entry into CPTPP Singapore ratifies UK’s entry into CPTPP On Tuesday, Singapore approved the UK’s accession into the CPTPP. Read more about the benefits and what experts say about the accession.

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Latest Trade News

15Apr

PODCAST | Unlocking Mexico’s trade potential: Banorte and ICC Mexico’s Gerardo Gutierrez-Olvera discusses strategies for the future

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In 2022, international trade represented 88% of the Mexican GDP, but the world of international trade is changing. … Read More →

15Apr

Lloyds Bank completes its first WaveBL electronic Bill of Lading transaction

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Lloyds Bank has completed its first transaction using an electronic Bill of Lading (eBL) on the WaveBL trade documentation platform…. Read More →

12Apr

ICISA and AMAN UNION partner to boost credit insurance initiatives

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The International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA), alongside the forum that unites Insurers and Reinsurers of Commercial and Non-commercial… Read More →

11Apr

WTO’s “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics” report indicates positive movement amid challenges

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Discover the latest insights on global trade, including the positive outlook for real incomes and the recovery of tradable goods… Read More →

10Apr

The rebuilding of Ukraine: Opportunities for investment

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During the June 2023 Ukraine Reconstruction Conference hosted in London, over 400 global companies pledged support for rebuilding the country. … Read More →

10Apr

TFG & Pangea-Risk Monthly Briefing

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Read more about the monthly TFG & Pangea-Risk Briefing! Hear from experts on country, political & trade risks throughout the… Read More →

09Apr

PODCAST | Beyond the basics: Breaking down digitalisation with Enigio

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TFG’s Brian Canup was joined by Patrik Zekkar, CEO of Enigio, to break down the complex next steps of digitalising… Read More →

03Apr

PODCAST | FCI’s Neal Harm on kicking off inclusive growth in the factoring industry

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To better understand the principles of financial inclusion, equitable regulation, and sustainable growth in the factoring industry, Trade Finance Global’s… Read More →

02Apr

Tailoring success: The custom fit of export finance in Africa

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When it comes to export finance, Africa, and each of the many unique markets within the continent, requires uniquely tailored… Read More →

26Mar

PODCAST | Africa focus: Afreximbank on empowering women in trade, treasury, and payments

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To learn more about the challenges that women face in the trade, treasury, and payments space across the African continent,… 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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