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Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions:
An important step in digitalising trade

The launch of the Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT) by the International Chamber of Commerce on 1st October 2021 is a big deal …

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DECADE OF ACTION
An urgent need for the maritime industry to deliver decarbonisation

As a member of the World Trade Board I welcome the recent report by Lloyd’s Register and Longitude/Financial Times on shipping’s “Decade of Action”, which …

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The Empowered SME:
Moving to the Heart of the Solution

SMEs form the backbone of the global economy: they represent 95% of all companies in the world; contribute to over 50% of the global GDP and …

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The Empowered SME: Moving to the Heart of the Solution

SMEs form the backbone of the global economy: they represent 95% of all companies in the world; contribute to over 50% of the global GDP and …

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International Chamber of Commerce
and Finastra team up to tackle
the trade finance gap

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Finastra have committed to a strategic initiative to tackle the growing trade finance gap. Both organizations are orchestrating …

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Sustainable Trade: why trade finance can help regulators avoid greenwash

By 2022 climate-related disclosure by large corporates will be mandatory in the UK; the EU will require sustainability disclosure from March 2021 1 and President …

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Getting America Back in the Game: A Multilateral Perspective

The sober reality is that the Trump administration forcefully and explicitly undermined multilateral economic cooperation over the past four years. The world is now facing …

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