WTO Aid for Trade Stocktaking event 2021 - ICC session "Trade Finance to Power the Global Recovery"

23 Mar 2021

Online English

Aid-for-Trade Stocktaking Event to examine impact of COVID-19 on developing countries.

The ICC is hosting a session to discussion how Trade Finance can be a relevant force to tackle the global pandemic.

Trade finance is a vital lifeline for many small businesses and underpins over 80% of global trade.

However, there is increasing evidence that the supply of trade credit to SMEs and emerging markets is at significant risk of retrenching in response to growing corporate, sovereign and currency risks. Interventions are therefore urgently needed to safeguard the supply of this essential form of finance to the real economy—and, by extension, mitigate the risk of a widespread SME solvency crisis unfolding in the coming months.

This session will explore:

• Current and emerging risks to the trade finance market
• New and existing initiatives from international institutions and multilateral development banks to safeguard the supply of trade finance
• Opportunities for embedding resilience into the trade finance ecosystem in the COVID-19 rebuild and recovery

Marc Auboin

Counsellor, Trade Finance and Coherence, World Trade Organization
Steven Beck Head of Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank
Amy Jadesimi CEO of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) and ICC AFT Member
Nathalie Louat Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain, the International Financial Corporation
Rudolf Putz Head of Trade Facilitation Program, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Andrew Wilson Global Policy Director and Permanent Observer to the United Nations, International Chamber of Commerce

23 March 2021: Webinar Trade Finance to Power the Global Recovery

Venue Online

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Registration Free of Charge

Registration deadline: Tuesday 22 March, 2021

For further information, please contact:

Tomasch Kubiak

Assistant Finance for Development, Banking Commission

Tel. (+33) 1 49 53 28 57