There is immense synergy to be unlocked between SMEs and trade finance funds by working closely together and developing relationships that allow for a level of comfort on both sides of the coin to be developed over time.
With competitive digital economy, Colombia will be able to plan for post-pandemic recovery and strengthen regional economies to adopt smart solutions linked to the Internet of Things that allow them to compete in global value chains.
With this global pandemic, it is recommended to encourage the use of guarantees and counter-guarantee subject to URDG 758 as it provides a balance between the interests of all the parties involved.
DeFi has unleashed a wave of innovation, offering exciting opportunities and the potential to create a truly open, transparent, and immutable financial infrastructure.
SMEs need to re-think their innovation strategy including digitalisation as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital technology in trade.
Only through collaboration and interoperability with other key technologies like AI, RPA, and the IoT will the path of consortia be effective in making trade finance truly digital.
If regulators and established FIs are to place their faith – and their capital – in Blockchain, it must have a financial crime control framework to match efficiency of the solutions blockchain offers.
TFG heard from World Economic Forum’s Ziyang Fan on bringing policymakers, innovators and technologists together to work hand in hand to solve some of the global challenges.
TFG heard from ICC’s Secretary General John Denton and talked about actions needed from governments, private sector leaders and international institutions to ensure the continued viability of our MSMEs.
TFG caught up with IFC’s SME Finance Forum CEO, Matt Gamser on MSME’s importance in real-world economic growth, job creation, and innovation.
Banks, fintechs, and other vendors have a pivotal role to play in this situation to support communities and try to help the economy moving in the short and long term.
How are the rights and obligations of the parties to a credit affected on account of missed deadlines caused by these force majeure events?
Correspondent Banking should in the future reinvent itself to accompany to be an ideal companion to technical assistance and be a key milestone potential ahead for the Africa market.
TFG heard from Iain MacLennan, VP Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra on how blockchain and DLT can close in the trade finance gap experienced by SMEs.
The pandemic can be an opportunity for TFTA Member States to weaponise cooperation not only for fighting against COVID-19, but also to achieve deeper integration which in the long run will boost intra-Tripartite trade.