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INEXORABLE CHANGE FACING SCF DISTRIBUTION? OCT 2023

Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Supply chain finance (SCF) is having to respond to change on many fronts all at the same time. This was a key theme underlying a discussion by a panel of industry experts at the recent conference of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) in Abu Dhabi.

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ITFA ESG RESEARCH OVERVIEW: BANKS FAILING TO FIND CONSISTENT APPROACH TO REGULATORY SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING, OCT 2023

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

The world’s largest trade finance banks are being inconsistent in their use of regulatory reporting frameworks for sustainability, according to new research published by ITFA’s ESG Committee.

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TEAM AMERICAS: AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORK OF THE AMERICAS REGIONAL COMMITTEE UNDER NEW CHAIR HERNAN MAYOL, OCT 2023

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Newly appointed ITFA executive board member Hernan Mayol and his local advisory board are putting together a series of events and initiatives for the Americas to expand membership across the region and encourage greater cooperation globally.

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MARITIME STATE OF PLAY REPORT: DECEPTIVE SHIPPING PRACTICES – EMERGING COMPANY TRENDS, OCT 2023

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

Deceptive shipping practices began to emerge as a topic of interest following the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control’s guidance on Deceptive Shipping Practices (2020).

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Oct 2023

Thursday, October 26th, 2023

ITFA is pleased to welcome seven institutions to its growing family:

– Aspen
– CredAble
– Eastnets
– Itau BBA International PLC
– KOIOS Master Data Limited
– UAE Trade Connect
– Vantage Risk Speciality Insurance Company

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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, Sep 2023

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Welcome to the latest instalment of the ITFA newsletter! We sincerely hope you had a well-deserved summer break and are now ready to dive into some exciting updates.

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SUSTAINABLE TRADE AND THE REGULATORY PARADOX, Sep 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

Trade and supply chain finance has a unique position in the process of moving towards more sustainable business models.

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ITFA’S EMERGING LEADERS; BUILDING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, Sep 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee is currently enjoying its most prosperous year to date, marked by substantial global growth and the expansion of its diverse range of activities.

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ITFA ARC WEBINAR NO.7 HELD IN SEPTEMBER, Sep 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

On September 13th the ITFA Africa Regional Committee (ARC) hosted the next educational webinar in its series aimed at financial professionals working in Africa.

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NEW ITFA WORKING GROUP AIMS TO STANDARDISE INSURANCE DATA, Sep 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The lack of standardisation in insurance terms is a major obstacle to the growth of the credit insurance market, and a challenge ITFA is looking to tackle head-on with the creation of a new working group.

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ITFA’S EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE SET TO BOOST TRADE FINANCE LEARNING, Sep 2023

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

ITFA’s education function is revamping its educational output in a bid to draw in fresh talent to the trade finance market and continue to provide valuable content to its existing members.

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U.S. FinCEN & BIS HIGH PRIORITY ITEMS LIST – TRADE PATTERNS FOR RUSSIAN BATTLEFIELD ELECTRONICS, Sep 2023

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a joint alert regarding the proliferation of certain ‘high priority goods’ being exported and transshipped to Russia in order to support its war effort in Ukraine.

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