The ITFA ESG Report – The Regulatory Reality of Making Trade Sustainable

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

ITFA is delighted to launch its report, “The Regulatory Reality of Making Trade Sustainable” authored by the ITFA ESG Committee and Dr. Rebecca Harding.

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Annual ITFA Emerging Leader competition 2023 – submissions are now OPEN!

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

It is that time of the year again and the 2023 edition of the ITFA Emerging Leader competition is now on! This has quickly become the “Oscars” of trade finance… and this year we are delighted to have GTR as our official Media Partner for the Award!

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BIMCO joins DNI Initiative and launches its “25 by 25 pledge”

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

BIMCO – the global shipping community of 2,000 members present in 130+ countries – has decided to join our DNI Initiative as part of its commitment to accelerate uptake of electronic bills of lading. BIMCO members cover over 60% of the global fleet and consist of local, global, small, and large companies.

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ITFA Fraud Prevention Working Group

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

ITFA, the Global Trade Finance Industry body, is delighted to announce the creation of the ITFA Fraud Prevention Working Group. The newly created working group is being set up as part of ITFA’s Fintech Committee with the aim of addressing a significant risk issue in our industry. Fraud remains pervasive and impacts both lending institutions and the people, companies and societies they serve.

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Commodity Trading Week 2023, London – April 25–26 – Discounts For ITFA members

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

The ITFA Board is pleased to announce that we will partner with Commodities People on the upcoming event: Commodity Trading Week 2023, taking place on April 25–26 at the QEII Centre in London.

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ITFA/BAFT Sullivan English law opinions on UK CRR and New York law opinion

Friday, January 6th, 2023

To get 2023 off to a good start, we are delighted to send our members a belated Christmas present in the shape of the CRR opinions on the English and New York law master participation agreements (for the 2008 and 2019 English law versions and the New York 2019 version all as updated for LIBOR transition).

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Mercore joins DNI Initiative

Monday, December 19th, 2022

Mercore Group is delighted to join the DNI Initiative. Mercore is a global trade focused fintech group with deep foundations in anti-financial crime. The group focuses on (1) the provision of due diligence and risk management solutions and (2) the arrangement and provision of finance to trade, supply chain and other commercial transactions.

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BCR Publishing: 9th Annual Supply Chain Finance Summit, 24/25 Jan ’23 – Madrid, ITFA member discounts

Friday, December 16th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to announce that we are partnering with BCR, who will be organizing the 9th Annual Supply Chain Finance Summit in Madrid between 24 and 25 January 2023.

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Thank You For Attending The Seminar & Christmas Parties On 5 December 2022, London and New York City

Monday, December 12th, 2022

The ITFA Board was overwhelmed by the record numbers in attendance at the ITFA Seminar and Christmas Party which was held on Monday 5th December at the DoubleTree Tower Bridge Hotel, London.

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Demica’s 2023 Annual Benchmark Survey

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

At the request of Demica, a member of the ITFA Fintech Committee, we are sending you the recently launched annual benchmarking survey for banks in trade finance. After an overwhelmingly positive response to last year’s benchmark report for banks in trade finance, Demica needs your input for the 2023 survey!

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Uniform Rules for Transferable Electronic Payment Obligations (URTEPO)

Monday, December 5th, 2022

As new technology and legislation ushers in the ability to create electronic payment obligations, ITFA is proud to announce the publication of a unique set of rules covering the transfer of these obligations. We believe that the rules will provide the industry with a robust framework within which to operate with confidence, and enable the modernisation of the traditional forfaiting market.

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ITFA Martin Ashurst Mentoring Scheme 2023

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

We are calling on all prospective mentors and mentees to join the 2023 cohort of the ITFA Martin Ashurst Trade Finance Mentoring Scheme. Expressions of interest from prospective mentors and mentees should be submitted by 20th January 2023.

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