Welcome to Trade Finance Talks a podcast from Trade Finance Global. During this series, we’ll be hearing from global experts, as well as learning about the latest trends, technology and insights in the world of international trade and receivables finance.
Enigio - Bring back paper documents! Is the document the missing part of digital trade puzzl
Digitalization often takes over conversations when it comes to making trade more efficient. It’s well documented that trade is an incredibly paper-heavy, inefficient, unsustainable business right now, but the insurmountable task of ‘digitizing trade’ is rather complex.
Full transcript here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e59-bring-back-paper-documents-is-the-document-the-missing-part-of-digital-trade-puzzle/
Barclays - Can green bonds and indemnities reduce environmental impact?
As businesses look towards ESG factors in their trade finance decisions, we’re here today discussing whether financial instruments in trade can address these concerns.
Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs) and their role in International Trade
We take a dive into the world of Letters of Credit (LCs) - non-structured, unfunded trade finance products - some of the essential tools in cross-border trade transactions. An LC is a payment undertaking that a financial institution issues on behalf of a buyer. There are many different types, and in this podcast, TFG gets an overview on Commercial Letters of Credit and Standby Letters of Credit (SBLCs).
Full podcast and transcript here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e57-baft-standby-letters-of-credit-sblc/
Voice of the CBI: What is the UK’s Independent Trade Agenda?
In this podcast, as part of our UK trade series, we focus on 3 themes: what trade relationships in a post-Brexit world actually means for business, the role of trade when it comes to post-pandemic economic recovery, and the importance of international cooperation and multilateralism when it comes to boosting global trade.
On the 1st January 2021, the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into effect, but there are many loose ends, and the transition is not yet complete. We discuss this, as well as the UK's independent trade agenda with Andy Burwell, Director for International Trade and Investment at the CBI.
Read the transcript here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/voice-of-the-cbi-what-is-the-uks-independent-trade-agenda/
CEPA or CPTPP? An Overview of UK-Japan Trade
Japan is the third-largest economy in the world, and one of the most open economies with 4% of global GDP. Once perceived a difficult market to enter, it has, over the past 30 years, grown to be a global powerhouse, from automotives and agriculture, to digital trade and innovation.
Today’s podcast focuses on the Free Trade Agreement, FTA with Japan, more specifically referred to as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, Or CEPA. The UK and Japan are major investors in each other’s economies, ranking fifth and sixth respectively for inward foreign direct investment.
Multilateral Perspective - A Roadmap for Sustainable Trade Finance
TFG heard from ICC Banking Commission experts who are taking a step beyond the hype of sustainable trade finance, and looking at the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) on what sustainable trade finance means and what the industry must do.
There’s no doubt that Covid-19 has also changed appetite here. Companies are under pressure to see what’s happening right across their supply chains, and tracing any items in them – from field to factory to customer (and beyond). Integrating any tools that can support resilient supply chains can also underpin sustainability efforts.
Access the resources and more information about the initiatives discussed in this podcast here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e54-podcast-multilateral-perspective-a-roadmap-for-sustainable-trade-finance/