Trade Finance Talks: Challenging Business-Trade Finance in EDEs

Monday 2 March 2020

Trade Finance Talks Spring 2020 is now available online here

In this issue of Trade Finance Talks, look at the challenges of serving the growing opportunities in emerging and developing economies (EDEs) and how trade and supplying financing should play a role in financing sustainable development.

In this issue, a student writer for TFG & FCI Academy writes on Renewable Energy as an Economic Development Strategy: The Chilean Case. FCI member Afreximbank reports on Accelerating the Growth of African Trade.

The content includes:


Foreword: Trade Finance Global & International Trade Center
Access to trade & receivables finance in the mid-market


Challenging Business
EBRD | “Green”: the new transition concept
Standard Chartered | Breaking down sustainability barriers in global supply chains
Why the simple language of Incoterms® 2020 rules will grow trade in EDEs

Innovation and trade finance in developing markets
GTS | Can the blockchain revolution address port congestion in Africa?
ITC | Innovative trade financing to accelerate sustainable development

The unintended consequences of regulation on access to trade finance
ICC Banking Commission | Overcoming challenges to trade finance provision
ITFA | Originating and distributing trade assets in the emerging markets
BAFT | An overview of trade finance compliance issues & challenges

Will ESG Fix it?
Gulf International Bank | Applying ESG to trade finance assets
Private firms in emerging markets need to respond to climate change as well

Markets Focus
Renewable energy as an economic development strategy: the Chilean case
SME Banking Club | Digitalization of Trade Finance services for SMEs in the CEE region
Raiffeisen Bank | The role of correspondent and multilateral development banks in facilitating trade in CEE
Sberbank | Market overview trade finance in Russia
Afreximbank | Accelerating the growth of African trade
BACB | Relationship banking remains the key to expanding African trade
SABB | How Asia can lead a new era of trade growth for Saudi Arabia
Drum Risk | Inspection company perspective trade finance in emerging and developing markets
Shirley Liu | Bridging the Gap with Technology: South-East Asian trade finance
Bank of America | 2020 – A challenging year for global trade, an APAC perspective