Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Korea contributes CHF 290,000 to help developing countries participate in global trade, commodity dependence increased over the last decade, supply chains crisis will leave lasting change on globalisation, food price inflation increases pressure on poorer countries and Brexit trade barriers added £600m in costs to UK importers this year.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Exports of intermediate goods sustain gains in Q1 of 2021 after rebound from pandemic, job slow down could lead the Federal Reserve to continue with stimulus, inflation could spark new financial crisis, China says US tensions threaten fight against climate change and UK labour crisis could last up to two years, CBI warns.
The impact of the March 2021 incident of the container ship M.V. Ever Given with around 18,300 containers onboard running aground in the Suez Canal has generated international attention and its consequences will continue to unravel for years to come.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. COVID-19 vaccine transporter Reftrade secures major export win, lockdown-easing helps SMEs recover despite rising insolvencies, emerging economies cannot afford ‘taper tantrum’ repeat, says IMF’s Gopinath, business confidence in UK at four-year high but staff shortages a concern and UK launches £450m fund for energy network innovation.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Goods Barometer hits record high, confirming strength of trade recovery, UKEF backs first ever £430 million green transition loan, new World Economic Forum survey shows a mix of polarisation about the benefits of globalisation, global economic data disappointments add to rising growth angst, United States gives USD 600,000 to boost negotiating capacities in developing countries, Contour announces partnership with GSBN to drive digitisation in the global shipping industry and the UK rejects industry plea for visas for EU truck drivers.
In the last 25 years, trade and its financing have increasingly come to rely on the internet and new tools such as connectors, digital payments, and cybersecurity.
How interactive tools can empower firms to trace vital supplies in times of crisis
Covid-19 lockdowns have disrupted global supply chains across the board and placed the concepts of reshoring and resilience on every policymaker’s lips. A new report from Euler Hermes examines how the pandemic could push manufacturers to rethink their supply chain strategies.
On the 15th November, 2020 several Heads of State/ Government of the Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other nations met virtually to witness the signing of The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement – solidifying over 8 years of negotiations and challenges.
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), colloquially termed ‘blockchain’ has been touted to disrupt trade and supply chain, as well it’s financing, for over 5 years. Following on from TFG, WTO and ICC’s ‘Periodic Table’ enlisting 39 projects in global trade utilising DLT, we’ve relaunched our table, indicating that the industry has considerably matured and evolved in less than 12 months.
TFG and BAFT’s recent Tradecast. The Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC) is a potential solution allowing for digital representations of payment commitments on a distributed ledger.
Now is the time for trade finance institutions to take the lead in efforts to strengthen SME resilience and leave them in a position to be able to bounce back in the aftermath of the pandemic.
The Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC) is a potential solution allowing for digital representations of payment commitments on a distributed ledger.
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.