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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal And Special Adviser To The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Welcome to the penultimate edition of the ITFA newsletter for 2022.

Time flies and soon enough we’ll be preparing to wrap up 2022!

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ITFA INSURTECH: TRANSFORMING THE INSURANCE VALUE CHAIN, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

As in trade finance banking, the credit insurance industry has been ushering in new and innovative technology and platforms that aim to both digitalise current processes and create new insurance products.

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TRADE FINANCE REMAINS HOPEFUL ON BLOCKCHAIN DESPITE FAILED PROJECTS, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Banks and fintech firms remain optimistic that blockchain technology can help transform the paper-heavy industry of trade finance, despite a recent wave of news of cancelled projects and moves to other technologies.

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SUSTAINABLE TRADE FINANCE AND AFRICAN TRADE, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

As the world gathered for COP27 in Egypt, climate change and the need to accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was quite rightly at the top of the meeting’s agenda.

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TRADE FINANCE PERSPECTIVE ON THE IMPACT OF RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

As the Russia/Ukraine conflict enters its ninth month, trade risk remains high and broadly distributed across shipping and export control.

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ITFA AMERICAS – CANADA ‘KICK OFF’ SEMINAR RECEPTION, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

ITFA Americas (AMRC) returned to Canada after a 4.5-year hiatus by staging a well-attended seminar reception in Toronto in mid-November.

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ITFA GRC FALL WORKSHOP AND CHRISTMAS DINNER, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

On 17th November 2022 the ITFA German Regional Committee held its annual fall workshop event, hosted by LBBW in Stuttgart. More than 40 people from the banking, insurance and broker community gathered for a lively exchange and confirmed once more the strong interest from ITFA members in these events.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Nov 2022

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome three institutions to its growing family:
               
-Amynta Group
-Energetic Insurance
-Peridot Financial Solutions

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, Oct 2022

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

What a rollercoaster of events here in London! I cannot help mentioning the recent political events taking place in the UK. In a span of a couple of months our country will have seen three different faces at the tiller. Third time lucky? As the new incumbent has pledged to work towards bringing his party and the country together, commentators ask how a belittled economy can manage the global headwinds.

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ITFA’s 48TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ROARS INTO PORTO, Oct 2022

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

The top-rated speakers at ITFA’s 48th annual conference in Porto last month shed light on the current issues and solutions in the trade finance industry, from Basel 3.1 to Electronic Trade Documents Act, to trade corridors; SCF in developed markets; forfaiting in a modern suit of clothes; ESG and sustainability in trade finance and SCF as a new way of life, just to mention a few.

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BRIDGING THE CENTURIES OF NAVIGATING AND FINANCING TRADE AT ITFA PORTO, Oct 2022

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

The heady history of port helped marry tradition and innovation at ITFA’s in person annual trade finance event in Porto. TXF’s Katharine Morton kept her feet steady while the boats are borne ceaselessly forward into the future.

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BANKS RISK WIDENING TRADE FINANCE GAPS AS THEY PUSH FOR GREEN LABEL, Oct 2022

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

As banks expand their sustainable trade finance offerings to meet growing corporate demand, they face a challenge to ensure that stricter environmental, social and governance criteria do not worsen the trade finance gap by cutting off access to financing for companies that need it most.

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