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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, July 2021

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

I welcome you to this month’s edition of the ITFA newsletter with lots more enthusiasm and energy, and dare I say…….it’s
coming home!!!!

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ITFA IS BACK AND IN THE FLESH WITH 2 UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS, July 2021

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Back and in the flesh, ITFA is overwhelmingly delighted and pleased to announce that we are back LIVE with two upcoming physical events. It has been such a long time; we cannot wait to host you!

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ADGM AND ITFA PARTNER TO BOOST THE IMPACT OF #tradetech, July 2021

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

Some jurisdictions are taking the lead to promptly adapt regulations to the digital transformation of commerce and finance. This has been the approach taken by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) which collaborated with ITFA in 2020 to integrate negotiable instruments into the scope of their new Electronic Transactions Regulations 2021.

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ITFA’s GRC HELPS WITH CONCRETE STEPS ON THE ESG ROADMAP THROUGH WEBINAR ON JUNE 18th, 2021, July 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

On June 18th, 2021, the ITFA German Regional Committee organized an educational webinar on “ESG in Trade Finance” – sponsored by ODDO BHF.

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TFD INITIATIVE – A TEXEL SPONSORED PANEL ON DIGITISING CREDIT INSURANCE FLOWS, July 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

The first half of 2021 revealed a new set of early adopters of TFD Initiative.
In June, we invited some of those early adopters for sharing their experience around the digitisation of trade credit insurance distribution flows.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS, July 2021

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institutions to its growing family:

– Allen & Overy LLP
– Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Pte Ltd
– Orbian Management Ltd

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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, Jun 2021

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Despite the current situation, here at ITFA we had another month of intense planning towards our upcoming physical events, namely, the NERC Summer Event and the much-awaited Annual Conference.

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LIBOR NEARS ITS END: ITFA’S ONGOING STRATEGY TO GUIDE MEMBERS, June 2021

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

The transition from Libor to risk-free rates is a topic of top priority for ITFA, given the impact on its members involved in trade risk and asset origination and distribution, the ongoing uncertainty around forward-looking term rates, and a general lag in regulatory guidance on the matter.

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FIRST LETTER (OF MANY MORE TO COME) FROM THE ESG FUNCTION, June 2021

Monday, May 17th, 2021

ESG, in other words Environmental, Social and Governance, needs no further introduction nowadays which is a remarkable development considering how the importance of this topic on the agenda has risen over the past decades from often fairly broad and vague CSR statements on companies’ websites and in the footnotes of annual reports to now a front of mind matter of great significance.

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WHERE TRADE MEETS MULTILATERALISM, June 2021

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

For all the G7 bluster on reducing CO2 emissions and creating a green Belt and Road Initiative to rival China’s programme, there is little policy interest in how trade can, and should, be used as a policy lever to promote sustainabiity.

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MAPPING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS TO TRADE ORIGINATORS’ PRIORITIES, Jun 2021

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

A high degree of specialisation is now proven to be the key ingredient of success for fintechs. Those who claim to have a grand vision and who expand too thinly engage on a slippery track. Focus is key in order to become the best at something really differentiating for incumbent banks, preferably at the right time so as to ensure a perfect-match with banks’ evolving priorities.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Jun 2021

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following institutions to its growing family:

– African Development Bank
– Campion Willcocks Compliance LLP
– MonetaGo, Inc.
– Nimai Trade Fintech Pte.
– WAVE BL

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