With the trade ecosystem increasingly shifting towards technological advancements, and a market saturated with options in which to digitise trade processes, it can be difficult to cut through the noise.
The ITFA Middle East Regional Committee hosted its fourth Trade Finance Forum (TFF) in collaboration with the DIFC Academy on 29 September 2022.
A prominent point of discussion at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s (ITFA) 48th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference in Porto has been the digitisation of trade finance––particularly after the challenges COVID-19 caused for a largely paper-based industry.
On 12 October, the UK officially introduced The Electronic Trade Documents Bill into parliament, the next step in a long road to shred the country’s legally imposed reliance on using paper for trade documents.
At the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s (ITFA) 48th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference in Porto, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG’s) Deepesh Patel sat down with Nelli Kocharyan, head of international relations and trade finance at Converse Bank, to discuss tactics to facilitate trade and development around the world.
At ITFA 2022, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke to Lucio Lopez, managing partner of one of Brazil’s leading commercial law firms, about how businesses looking to expand into emerging and developing markets like Asia, Africa, or Latin America.
Your Monday coffee briefing from TFG.
Emerging markets roundtable: understanding and addressing the trade finance challenges for SMEs.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Jason Barrass, chief commercial officer at ARC Ratings to learn more about the role that credit rating agencies can play in this shift,
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.
With a global energy and food crisis peaking, alongside hiking inflationary rates and geopolitical tensions, it may seem that the road ahead for the African continent is not as straightforward as one would hope.
Speaking to George Wilson, head of institutional trade finance at Investec, Trade Finance Global (TFG) was able to find out more about the African eco-system.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: TFG partners with UKEF and DIT to create a trade and export finance guide
The digitisation of the trade finance industry has brought considerable change to the market in recent years.
The shift toward tech has had many positive impacts; increasing operational efficiency, reducing paper-based processes, and minimising costs. Moreover, digital innovation is showing no signs of slowing down, opening the trade ecosystem to endless possibilities.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Virtual tradecast: TFG joins forces with Tinubu to discuss trade credit insurance
Trade Finance Global (TFG) are proud to once again partner with International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) at their 48th annual conference in Porto. In preparation for the conference, TFG caught up with ITFA’s Chairman, Sean Edwards, to discuss some of the key themes.
The last decade has seen a substantial change in global trade bank attitudes towards innovation and collaboration.