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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman, March 2024

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024

I stepped in recently to replace a wounded colleague (speedy recovery, Gary B!) at a Sanctions Masterclass held by our partners ICC UK. My slightly cynical take on the subject certainly got some laughs but there are some deep conundrums here to which there are no easy answers (other than the naturally British reaction to deploy humour).

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ITFA WEBINAR AIMS TO SHED LIGHT ON ESG AND CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING, March 2024

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Deciphering the vast and ever-changing regulation related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate change can be overwhelming for banks and financial institutions, given the number of frameworks, directives and acronyms in place.

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ITFA’s UPDATE – LATE PAYMENT DIRECTIVE, March 2024

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

ITFA has continued its discussions with members of the European Parliament and the Council on the ongoing process around the proposal for a new European regulation to replace the Late Payment Directive.

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ITFA’s INSURANCE COMMITTEE HAS ENCOURAGING MEETING WITH EBA, March 2024

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Representatives from ITFA and a number of other industry bodies had an encouraging meeting with the European Banking Association (EBA) last month about the impact of finalised Basel III regulations on the use of credit insurance.

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ITFA ARC WORKSHOP & PARTICIPATION IN GTR AFRICA 2024 (Cape Town), March 2024

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

On 6 March ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee (ARC) held an educational workshop in Cape Town, hosted at Investec’s offices, to coincide with GTR Africa 2024 the following two days. Entitled ‘Using innovative financing solutions to address Africa’s trade finance gap’, the workshop was aimed at African financial professionals involved in financing or underwriting African trade and was delivered by five ITFA members.

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THE VOICES FROM OUR REGIONS, March 2024

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Don’t miss two articles featuring our events in Toronto and Houston, including photos, from our Americas Regional Chapter.

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MARITIME STATE OF PLAY REPORT: EVOLUTION OF DECEPTIVE SHIPPING PRACTICES — VOYAGE IRREGULARITIES, March 2024

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Voyage irregularities consist of misalignments or anomalous patterns of behaviors associated to the shipping of goods. This tactic has been on the rise and, unlike some of the other practices, can encapsulate multiple elements of tactics from automatic identification system (AIS) manipulation, to transshipment, discrepancies in loading/discharge locations, and more.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, March 2024

Monday, March 25th, 2024

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

– Banco de Reservas (Banreservas)
– PrimeRevenue
– QBE European Operations
– Secro
– Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw
– Türkiye Vakiflar Bankasi T.A.O.

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman, February 2024

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Welcome to the February edition of the ITFA muse! As you’ve likely observed, February has been another bustling month packed with events. After a vibrant Chinese New Year celebration in London, we hosted a Transaction Banking and Trade Innovation Day in Finland. ITFA actively participated in the GTR MENA with a number of ITFA speakers […]

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ITFA “OPENS DOORS” TO GLOBAL NETWORK OF CONTACTS, February 2024

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

ITFA’s members greatly value the association’s ability to “open doors” to a global network of business partners, experts and industry professionals, according to this year’s annual member survey.

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ITFA ABU DHABI 2023: THE NEW DISTRIBUTION LANDSCAPE, February 2024

Monday, February 26th, 2024

While investors in trade finance assets were on an education journey, panellists at the 49th ITFA Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi discussed what this means for originators and distributors.

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FINTECH COMMITTEE SETS 2024 PRIORITY TO ENCOURAGE MORE TRADETECH EARLY ADOPTERS, February 2024

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

ITFA’s Fintech Committee intends to drive more digital innovation in trade finance in 2024 by encouraging more new entrants and greater collaboration among existing players.

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