At ICC United Kingdom’s annual conference, International Trade and Prosperity Week, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Chris Southworth, Secretary General at ICC United Kingdom, to discuss the importance for the business of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5° C and what the ICC is doing to support the sustainable transition.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 13th November 2023.
Today, the ICC DSI released their 2023 Key Trade Documents and Data Elements (KTDDE) report. The report outlines 14 key trade documents, going into depth on the definitions, purpose, and legal frameworks.
Today, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom launched a Sustainability Toolkit, designed to guide businesses in embedding sustainable practices within their global value chains.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 6th November 2023.
Trade volumes and macroeconomic context of 2022 and the ICC Trade Finance Register for 2023 reveal a nuanced interplay of growth and deceleration. In 2022, international goods trade flows reached $23.8 trillion, marking a 10.7% increase from the previous year.
The ICC’s Trade Finance Register has been released, reporting a small increase in default rates across documentary trade and open account products, whilst highlighting still, the low-risk nature of the asset class.
Sibos 2023, held this year in Toronto, allows industry stakeholders to come together to discuss industry trends and issues.
The German branch of the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC Germany, in collaboration with financial technology firm MonetaGo, has released a report stating that digitalisation is key to combating global… read more →
In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Shirish Wadivkar, Global Head – Wholesale Payments & Trade Strategy at Swift, to uncover the conference’s core themes, the latest Swift initiatives, and strategies to prepare for Sibos 2023.
The FIT Alliance, formed of BIMCO, DCSA, FIATA, ICC, and Swift, has initiated the “Electronic Bill of Lading Declaration” to enhance the efficiency, reliability, sustainability, and security of global trade through the use of electronic Bills of Lading (eBLs).
ICC and Swift, the global leader in secure financial messaging services, have unveiled the first application programming interface (API) industry standards for bank guarantees and standby letters of credit. The… read more →
A judge in a Canadian court case has ruled that a thumbs-up emoji constituted a legally binding acceptance of a contract, ordering the defendant, who failed to fulfill their end of the deal, to pay more than $82,000 in damages.
In the geographically dispersed world of international trade finance, efficient communication is crucial.
This is why the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication – better known as SWIFT – created its messaging types, which have long served as a means for banks around the globe to communicate and facilitate transactions.
Trade finance plays a vital role in global economic activities, facilitating the movement of goods and services across borders.