Singapore has become the first country to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), with plans to implement the accord on the 1st January 2022.
After Covid-19 crippled global commerce, the World Trade Organization said March 31 that it expected the planet’s merchandise trade to increase 8% in 2021 after contracting 5.3% in 2020.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The WTO is forecasting growth in global merchandise trade of 8.0% this year following a contraction of 5.3% in 2020.
MSMEs around the globe struggle to obtain financing. Why do these MSME financing constraints exist and is a digital future providing new hope for all those firms that are struggling to stay afloat?
The trade consequences of Brexit already include a dramatic shrinking of commerce with the EU, an expansion of trade with other allies, and redrawing of supply chains for companies.
Suez disruption – ‘The straw that breaks the camel’s back’
We take a dive into the world of Letters of Credit (LCs) and Standby Letters of Credit – some of the essential tools in cross-border trade transactions.
ICC, TFG and WTO are partnering at the 2021 Global Trade & Blockchain Forum, themed “Accelerating Trade Digitalization through DLT”.
Comprehensive and accessible data can empower stakeholders when it comes to going green
As MSMEs are weaned off fiscal support, a radical new attitude to how they access working capital will be needed more than ever.
A five step action plan for stopping the destruction of our most valuable ecosystems
From vaccine roll outs to growth in emerging markets, there are plenty of reasons to stay positive this year.
We should be careful not to underestimate the importance of geography in any plan for post-Brexit trade
In early 2021, we are still emerging from the economic wreckage caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic – what are the key financing trends?
As Africa enters a revolutionary period of intra-continental trade, factoring will be crucial to the growth of MSMEs.