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MEMBERS REJOINING ITFA, Apr 2022

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

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

– COMOI Consulting S.p.A.
– Jiangsu Jiangyan Rural Commercial Bank Co. LTD
– Meridian Finance Group
– Norex International LLC
– SABB

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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, Mar 2022

Friday, March 18th, 2022

I hope you are fine wherever you are in the world. During these uncertain times I feel obliged to shift the initial thought of this newsletter towards the situation in Ukraine. To this effect we encourage our peers to join some funding towards helping this current humanitarian cause.

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THE SECRET SAUCE: MAXIMISING BANK-FINTECH COLLABORATION IN TRADE FINANCE, Mar 2022

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

During my lifetime, much has been said about the idea of “fintech disruption”.

About five years ago, for example, emerging technology companies identified as “fintechs” were said to represent a competitive threat to transaction banks

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INDIA-UK FREE TRADE AGREEMENT – A GAME CHANGER?, Mar 22

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

The economic ties between UK and India have come a long way since 1991 when, India liberalized her economy. After Brexit, the UK is focused on developing engagement with non-European economies. The EU-India FTA negotiation is stuck in limbo with limited chances of revival. India-UK economic ties will hedge bets for both countries.

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OF INFLATION, PANDEMICS AND WARS, March 2022

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Nobody predicted the Covid pandemic, which hit the world in February 2020, causing the second global recession of the 21st century and taking millions of lives around the globe.

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PRESS RELEASE, Mar 2022

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

8th March 2022: – 360tf has organized an international webinar on the occasion of women’s day which was themed on “Women in Global Trade Finance- Breaking the Glass Ceiling”

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, Mar 2022

Friday, March 18th, 2022

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

– ADM International Sarl
– Banco Latino Americano De Comercio Exterior (Bladex SA)
– CGI
– IHS Markit
– NN Investment Partners

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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, Feb 2022

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Porto here we come! As I am sure most of you are aware, this year’s conference, the 48th edition, will be held in the magical city of Porto, between the 7th and 9th September.

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UPDATE FROM THE MARKET PRACTICE COMMITTEE TO ITFA MEMBERS, Feb 2022

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Below is an update from the MPC regarding current projects as of February 2022.

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NOW IS AN EXCELLENT TIME TO CONSIDER BUILDING LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR PEERS… THE ITFA MARTIN ASHURST MENTORING SCHEME 2022, Feb 2022

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

More than ever, there is an opportunity for individuals in the trade finance industry to align their interests and have a positive impact to the real economy and trade finance.

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ITFA ROUNDTABLE: ENABLING TRADE THROUGH DIGITAL SOLUTIONS WHILE PROMOTING GOVERNMENT POLICIES, Feb 2022

Monday, February 14th, 2022

In November last year, the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) Middle East Regional Committee held its 4th annual trade finance roundtable, hosted by DP World in collaboration with GTR. In this wrap-up, ITFA brings together some of the key takeaways from the discussion, which is available to view here.

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FROM TRADE WARS TO SUSTAINABLE TRADE, Feb 2022

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Over the last few years, we have become inured to weaponised language in trade. So when President Biden renewed US tariffs on solar panel imports at the beginning of February, a weary, “here we go again”, sigh of exasperation was forgivable.

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