TFG spoke to Vape Club’s Vlad Vassiliev about some of the supply chain disruptions and strategies eCommerce companies are undergoing to navigate unchartered waters.
In response to ADB’s recent USD $200mn to boost trade finance in response to the impact of COVID-19, TFG caught up with Manilla based Steven Beck on TFT. The requirements for multinationals and development banks has never been more important in keeping supply chains running.
With that in mind, TFG spoke to experienced trade veteran Abdurrahman Ozalp, based in Turkey about trade opportunities and the importance of trade rules
TFG heard from French ECA Bpifrance around the current market for lending to French exporters as the biggest worries for SME exporters
For Africa, the trade finance gap has been estimated at USD 110-120 billion. TFG spoke to Afreximbank on the challenges/ opps that lie ahead.
TFG spoke to Global Trade Solutions CEO on the potential for DLT to help alleviate issues around port congestion in the shipping industry.
With Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has embarked on the boldest model of economic and social reform anywhere in the world. TFG spoke to SABB about this transformation in raising the Kingdom’s non-oil trade from 16% to 50% of GDP.
Africa is home to 1.3 billion people spread across 54 countries, 20 of which have economies set to expand by an average of 5% or higher over the next five years. We spoke to BACB’s CEO about export opportunities in Africa.
TFG heard from Director of SMEunited, Luc Hendrickx on how to make international trade fit for MSMEs, and how WTO can help
TFG spoke to British Argentine Chamber of Commerce’s, Susana Ecclestone about Argentina’s trade opportunities.
TFG heard from the EBRD around their ambitious Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, including the Green TFP which has supported more than 600 foreign trade transactions with a total value of more than €400 million since 2016.
The Government of Tanzania Ministry of Finance has signed a facility agreement with Standard Chartered Tanzania for a US$ 1.46 billion term loan financing to fund the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project from Dar es Salaam to Makutupora.
Speaking at Davos, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid stated that the UK will be going ahead with its proposed Digital Tax. Expected to be in place for April 1st, 2020 the tax is designed to target multinational corporations/ conglomerates with a revenue derived from either from the provision of a social media platform, a search engine or an online market place.
Commenting on this evening’s signing of the ‘phase one’ trade deal, TFG spoke to Dr Rebecca Harding, trade economist and CEO of Coriolis Technologies
We heard from BCG’s Sukand Ramachandran on the consequences of trade wars and Brexit for global trade, and what this could mean for 2020. Will there be a downturn or disruptive shock, or will innovation and new capital help trade in the next 12 months?