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WHERE DOES TRADE GO FROM HERE?- July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

If you feel like you have over-indulged during lockdown, you probably have. Chocolate, sweets and confectionery, packaging, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and tobacco products are five of the six sectors globally whose trade in 2020 is set to grow according to the Coriolis Technologies forecasts.

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SYNTHETIC SECURITIZATIONS PODCAST, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to broadcast a podcast on one of the sessions of the Insurance Committee webinar titled: Synthetic Securitizations, held on Friday 12th June 2020.

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TAKE-AWAYS FROM OUR FINTECH WEBINARS, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Q2 2020 will be remembered as an exciting quarter for the ITFA Fintech Committee as we actively engaged with the trade community through a series of webinars.

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ITFA WHITE PAPER: WHAT IS CREDIT INSURANCE – US TRADE CREDIT MARKET, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

ITFA Americas is proud to release the first industry reviewed and supported Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) white paper for the United States TCI market. This paper is available to all ITFA members in the member area of the ITFA website.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS, July 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

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

– ACREMAC
– Belfius Bank
– National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited
– SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance SA
– Triquesta Pte. 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 – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Another month has gone by and regrettably headlines remain dominated by Covid-19, with US cases on the increase, presently at over two million. Luckily in Europe the situation is happier, with reported cases on the decrease.

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COVID-19: ITFA MEMBERS SHARE IMPACT ON TRADE FINANCE PORTFOLIOS, By Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

As the trade finance industry gets to grips with the effects of Covid-19, we asked a selection of ITFA members to share their experiences of how the pandemic is shaping the management of their portfolios, what their focus will be over the next few months, and what kind of opportunities – if any – they might be pursuing.

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TRADE WEBINAR: MANAGING TRADE DIGITALLY THROUGH COVID-19 AND BEYOND – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The recent change to suddenly move to a working-from-home model has really tested many organizational processes, practices and their general ability to operate. There is no denying that all organizations have been forced into an introspective view of their business operations and processes since the world has gone into an unprecedented lock down.

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ITFA: NURTURING THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRADE FINANCIERS, By Shannon Manders – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

In this interview Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to the Trade Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe, talks about ITFA’s evolution and its Emerging Leaders programme, and why he believes that a career in trade finance is a lot more creative than it used to be.

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INDUSTRY PLAYERS CALL FOR A HARMONISED VIEW OF CREDIT INSURANCE DURING COVID-19 – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

As policymakers pull out all the stops to prevent economic collapse in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting trade credit insurance to facilitate bank lending has become of prime importance.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS – June 2020

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

ITFA is proud to announce that one institution has joined our growing association during the last month:

– XinFin Fintech Pte. 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 – May 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

As I am sure most of you have learnt by now, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone the ITFA 2020 Annual Conference. Certainly not an easy decision in view of the popularity enjoyed by such an event, both at board level as well as by our esteemed members.

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