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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:

  • Digitalisation in Morocco: strategies, challenges, and future vision
  • Combating financial crime: The benefits of a modular approach
  • PODCAST | The role of innovative technologies in transforming Moroccan trade
  • Trade transactions: Remove the paper – keep the process
  • VIDEO | The Year of Dragon and the year of the guarantee: How ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week helps perfect the SPC’s guarantee rules
  • BIMCO’s ’25 by 25′ campaign exceeds year one goals with eBL adoption in bulk trade

Digitalisation in Morocco: strategies, challenges, and future vision

As a country with a rich history and a strategic position in international trade, Morocco has been steadily advancing its digital infrastructure to streamline and enhance various sectors of its economy and propel the country into a new era of economic growth and global competitiveness. Read more →

Combating financial crime: The benefits of a modular approach

Traditional compliance methods—often manual and time-consuming—are no longer sufficient given the volume and complexity of modern-day transactions. Read more →

PODCAST | The role of innovative technologies in transforming Moroccan trade

The EBRD is taking a proactive role in facilitating the adoption of MLETR in various markets, including Morocco. Read more →

Trade transactions: Remove the paper – keep the process

The Middle East has recently thrived by capitalising on digital advancements across various sectors. Read more →

VIDEO | The Year of Dragon and the year of the guarantee: How ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week helps perfect the SPC’s guarantee rules

Hear from Jin Saibo, Attorney at Law, Beijing Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm about the evolving landscape of trade finance, China’s integration of international standards and the country’s innovative transition towards digital negotiable instruments. Read more →

BIMCO’s ’25 by 25′ campaign exceeds year one goals with eBL adoption in bulk trade

In a positive step for trade digitalisation, BIMCO’s “25 by 25” campaign has surpassed its initial target within its first year. Read more →


TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 15th July 2024

  • VIDEO | Unlocking global prosperity whilst running the ‘hamster wheel’ for trade finance
  • Podcast | Betül Kurtulus and Basel Al-Hussien on the development of Islamic Factoring
  • Kevin Day on the launch of Lendscape CONNECT
  • Top geopolitical trends and risks 2024
  • Credit Oman: Advancing Oman’s global trade presence
  • Cleareye.ai reinforces strategic collaboration with Microsoft to enhance trade finance with hybrid AI on Microsoft Azure
  • Joint ICC-UNECE initiative calls for enhanced global digital trade interoperability
  • The Wolfsberg Group releases new guidance on effective monitoring for suspicious activity

VIDEO | Unlocking global prosperity whilst running the ‘hamster wheel’ for trade finance

Deepesh Patel spoke with Kai Fehr, Global Head of Trade and Working Capital at Standard Chartered Bank at FCI’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seoul. Read more →

Podcast | Betül Kurtulus and Basel Al-Hussien on the development of Islamic Factoring

It takes a collaborative effort to educate the industry about Islamic factoring and financing before further growth can occur. Read more →

Kevin Day on the launch of Lendscape CONNECT

Deepesh Patel, Editor, Trade Finance Global, spoke to Kevin Day, CEO, Lendscape, at FCI’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seoul to discuss some of these key trends and ideas. Read more →

Top geopolitical trends and risks 2024

Read more about the top geopolitical trends and risks 2024! Hear from experts on country, political & trade risks throughout the world. Read more →

Credit Oman: Advancing Oman’s global trade presence

Through offerings such as export credit insurance, insightful market intelligence, and effective risk mitigation measures, Credit Oman empowers Omani businesses to expand their global footprint, thereby significantly contributing to the nation’s economic growth and diversification. Read more →

Cleareye.ai reinforces strategic collaboration with Microsoft to enhance trade finance with hybrid AI on Microsoft Azure

Cleareye.ai, a leading provider of AI-powered document processing solutions for Trade Finance today announced a collaboration with Microsoft. Read more →

Joint ICC-UNECE initiative calls for enhanced global digital trade interoperability

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Digital Standards Initiative (DSI) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have issued a joint call to action to expedite the adoption of globally interoperable standards, which are crucial for enabling digital trade across the world. Read more →

The Wolfsberg Group releases new guidance on effective monitoring for suspicious activity

The Wolfsberg Group unveils new MSA guidance, pushing AML/CTF beyond transactions and towards a risk-based strategy. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 8th July 2024

  • Video | Navigating sanctions: The role of transshipment hubs in Western-made components to Russia
  • Celebrating two decades of Trade Finance Week with Eleonore Treu
  • 20 years and counting: What does the future hold for CDCS and documentary credits
  • VIDEO | Breaking down the growth of factoring and collateral registries in Africa
  • The commoditisation of trade finance
  • CarbonChain launches free CBAM tool and supplier engagement solutions to reduce submission costs for manufacturers and accelerate Scope 3 carbon reporting
  • Barriers to entry: Audley Policy Director Chris Maitland on the technical hurdles a future government would face if it sought to rejoin the EU
  • UNIDO, WTO partner to boost sustainable cotton in Africa with $12bn initiative

Video | Navigating sanctions: The role of transshipment hubs in Western-made components to Russia

To discuss S&P Global Market Intelligence’s whitepaper, “Are transshipment hubs facilitating the movement of Western-made components to Russia?” Trade Finance Global’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Ravi Amin, Trade Compliance Subject Matter Expert, at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Read more →

VIDEO | Celebrating two decades of Trade Finance Week with Eleonore Treu

Trade finance trends, legal opinions, trade document analysis, and sustainability and digitalisation updates… what more could you want out of an industry event? Read more →

VIDEO | 20 years and counting: What does the future hold for CDCS and documentary credits

To learn more about the CDCS and some of the future trends for documentary credits, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Gary Collyer, managing director of Collyer Consulting Global, and Alex Gray, Director of Trade and Transaction Banking at the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF). Read more →

VIDEO | Breaking down the growth of factoring and collateral registries in Africa

At FCI’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seoul, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Neil Shonhard, CEO at MonetaGo, and Nassourou Aminou, Regional Director for Africa at FCI, to learn more about collateral registries and the keys to factoring growth on the African continent. Read more →

The commoditisation of trade finance

Exploring the evolution of trade finance in the fourth industrial revolution. Learn about the impact of technology and advancements on the financial system. Read more →

CarbonChain launches free CBAM tool and supplier engagement solutions to reduce submission costs for manufacturers and accelerate Scope 3 carbon reporting

CarbonChain, a leader in digital solutions for environmental compliance, announced three updates to its platform, designed to assist manufacturers in metals and energy sectors with enhanced, cost-effective carbon reporting capabilities. Read more →

Barriers to entry: Audley Policy Director Chris Maitland on the technical hurdles a future government would face if it sought to rejoin the EU

Would a Labour government, after a term or two in government, consider a path to reentry? Audley Director Chris Maitland looks at some of the barriers that would tie the hands of a future government. Read more →

UNIDO, WTO partner to boost sustainable cotton in Africa with $12bn initiative

UNIDO and WTO collaborate to raise $12 billion for sustainable cotton production in Africa. Learn how this initiative is creating jobs and opportunities for women and youth. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 24th June 2024

  • The Basel Endgame: Implications for US credit insurance
  • VIDEO | Andrea Tang on the future of trade documents and digitalisation
  • Levelling the playing field for factoring around the world, where will future growth come from?
  • Monthly TFG & ICC DSI Column
  • LIBF announces new Level 4 Certificate in International Trade Risk
  • EBRD: Morocco hosts conference on digitalisation of trade
  • Unlocking the potential of credit insurance through digital connectivity and interoperability
  • Navigating sanctions: The role of transshipment hubs in Western-made components to Russia

The Basel Endgame: Implications for US credit insurance

Understanding the impact of Basel III on banks: learn about the global regulatory shift and increased capital requirements. Read more →

VIDEO | Andrea Tang on the future of trade documents and digitalisation

At ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week in Vienna, Trade Finance Global sat down with Andrea Tang, Legal Services Director at the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA), to discuss a few of these developments. Read more →

VIDEO | Levelling the playing field for factoring around the world, where will future growth come from?

At the 56th annual FCI event in Seoul, Neal Harm, Secretary General, FCI, was joined by Doaa Hafez, Executive Committee Member, FCI, to dive deeper into the world of factoring. Read more →

Monthly TFG & ICC DSI Column

Read the monthly TFG and ICC DSI column! Hear from leading experts in trade digitalisation and keep up with all the breaking trends. Read more →

LIBF announces new Level 4 Certificate in International Trade Risk

International trade is crucial for the economic health of almost every nation and is notably complex. Read more →

EBRD: Morocco hosts conference on digitalisation of trade

Morocco hosted a conference on the digitalisation of foreign trade at the Casablanca Hotel, supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), ICC Morocco, ICC Digital Standards Initiative and the T3i Partner Network. Read more →

Unlocking the potential of credit insurance through digital connectivity and interoperability

How realistic is digital collaboration in credit insurance? Although data sharing has strong potential, the path to connectivity and interoperability is not a simple one. Read more →

Navigating sanctions: The role of transshipment hubs in Western-made components to Russia

AIRING ON 2 July 2024 – 12:00 BST / 13:00 CET / 07:00 ET / 19:00 SGT / 19:00 HKT / 15:00 GST. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 24th June 2024

  • The future of trade finance: Leveraging technology to overcome industry challenges
  • Podcast | Using deep-tier supply chain financing’s potential to unlock capital
  • Enhancing trade flexibility and facilitating trade finance: UNCITRAL’s latest on negotiable cargo documents and negotiable electronic cargo records
  • VIDEO | Georgia case study: How public-private partnerships can mobilise green finance and sustainable trade in CEE
  • TDM economic insight: Can the Middle East save free trade?
  • Deep dive: ICISA’s 2023 industry results explained
  • OPEC Fund Development Forum 2024: Sustainable development and private sector growth
  • EU tightens sanctions on Russian LNG, adds new entities and individuals to list

The future of trade finance: Leveraging technology to overcome industry challenges

Trade finance is at a critical juncture. With an ever-growing $2.5 trillion trade finance gap and over 4 billion pieces of paper circulating in the global trade ecosystem, the industry is ripe for digital transformation. Read more →

Podcast | Using deep-tier supply chain financing’s potential to unlock capital

To discuss the paper and better understand how DTSCF can promote financial stability, risk management, and sustainability, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Tod Burwell, President and CEO of BAFT. Read more →

Enhancing trade flexibility and facilitating trade finance: UNCITRAL’s latest on negotiable cargo documents and negotiable electronic cargo records

UNCITRAL Working Group VI has been working on an international instrument that allows the use of negotiable cargo documents and negotiable electronic cargo records for all modes of transport in a multimodal or unimodal context. Read more →

VIDEO | Georgia case study: How public-private partnerships can mobilise green finance and sustainable trade in CEE

Sustainability and green financing are some of the most important topics within the international trade industry, yet actually implementing policies and strategies is extremely difficult. Read more →

TDM economic insight: Can the Middle East save free trade?

There are few regions as pivotal to global trade as the Middle East. The petroleum-rich area is the source of roughly one-third of the world’s oil production. When geopolitical tensions in the Middle East force up oil prices, the whole world catches a cold. Read more →

Deep dive: ICISA’s 2023 industry results explained

Trade Finance Global dives into the report’s findings and features insights, speaking exclusively to Richard Wulff, Executive Director of ICISA. Read more →

OPEC Fund Development Forum 2024: Sustainable development and private sector growth

The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) will host its third Development Forum on Tuesday, 25 June 2024, in Vienna, Austria, focusing on delivering solutions for sustainable development. Read more →

EU tightens sanctions on Russian LNG, adds new entities and individuals to list

The package bans the re-exports of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) in EU waters but stops short of prohibiting imports. Read more →