Editor's Note

We are delighted to introduce EBRD's Trade Exchange, the new biannual publication dedicated to the activities of the Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP).

We hope that you enjoy reading Trade Exchange and that it helps you enhance your business networks.

Warm regards,
Kamola Makhmudova,
Executive Editor

Happy reading!

Trade Exchange Magazine

Spring - Summer 2017
September, 2017

This year is proving to be exciting for us, with record numbers attending our events, and our partner banks taking to the stage to discuss huge sector challenges such as KYC, compliance and green trade finance.

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December, 2016

This year – 2016 – has been special for us as we celebrated our silver jubilee. It has also been a successful year as we have continued to support the TFP’s partner banks in some of the most innovative and complex transactions.

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July, 2016

Welcome to this anniversary edition of Trade Exchange marking 25 years of the EBRD, in which we give you a snapshot of our successes and look at how the EBRD and TFP have evolved over the past quarter of a century.

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December, 2015

Welcome to this latest edition of Trade Exchange. As ever, we are excited to share with you our news, achievements and successful projects. One we are especially pleased to tell you about is our recent historic signing of a trade finance line for a private Turkmen bank.

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July, 2015

This issue features details and pictures from the fifth annual e-Learning graduation ceremony which took place in Minsk, Belarus; update on our new education projects for trade finance specialists; and provide an update from our colleagues from the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change team sustainable energy on what the Bank has to offer financial institutions in the countries where the EBRD works.

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December, 2014

The highlights of this issue include a report on the TFP Annual Event and Awards Ceremony held at the Annual Meeting in Warsaw in May 2014, where the most active banks under the Programme were recognised; pictures from an exciting Trade Finance Forum in London; briefs on the first Caucasus Trade Finance Conference in Tbilisi as well as conferences in Kiev and Tunis.

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May, 2014

This issue focuses on central and eastern Europe proving insight into the sector trends that trade finance specialists are facing in this region; features details and pictures from the 2014 e-Learning graduation ceremony; and briefs on the recent technical cooperation in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

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September, 2013

Our biggest issue yet, it features a four-page photographic spread of the TFP Annual Event and Awards Ceremony held at the Annual Meeting in Istanbul in May, where the most active banks under the Programme were recognised; a regional focus on the South Caucasus; and a report on the very first TFP training workshops in the SEMED region, as well as our usual news items, latest facts and figures and a brand new brain teaser to solve in the Trade Finance Clinic.

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March, 2013

This year’s EBRD Annual Meeting gathers investors and government and business leaders from all of the EBRD’s countries of operations in Istanbul, the city that has united Europe and Asia since ancient times. This Annual Meeting will go down in history for the Bank as we will present four of our new recipient countries for the first time - Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. Therefore, in this edition of Trade Exchange, we are happy to introduce the management team for the new southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region of the Bank. They deliver the latest news from the EBRD’s newly opened Resident Offices in Cairo, Amman, Casablanca and Tunis. In 2013 we will welcome new partner banks from these countries into the TFP to support the increase of their international and intraregional trade.

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December, 2012

Welcome to the last edition for 2012. In this issue we focused on our first investment launched in SEMED region. You can read about information sessions held by TFP in each of the countries. Geographically we have this time focused on Croatia and the Western Balkans. Additionally, EBRD’s Information, Communications and Technology team shared with us their experience in developments across the Bank’s countries of operations. Lastly, you will find information about our every popular trade finance clinic.

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September, 2012

In this issue Trade Exchange concentrates in Central Asia. Please read to find out how banks in the region are faring in light of the global financial crisis. You will also find out about how the EBRD has been helping local capital markets and what it has been up to in Jordan. Additionally, discover how two of our best graduates got on during their training after gaining great results in the Trade Finance e-learning Programme.

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June, 2012

As London enjoys an extraordinary summer commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and hosting the Olympic Games, the EBRD’s TFP team and participating banks celebrated their own event, the TFP Annual Event and Awards Ceremony, which took place in London on 17 May 2012.

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March, 2012

First of all, a big thank you for the many emails we received following our first issue of Trade Exchange in December 2011. Our trade finance clinic was of most interest and attracted a good number of responses – six of you managed to find the right solution.

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Minsk e-Learning graduation 2017

Top trade finance talent

EBRD Team September, 2017

The EBRD’s TFP team once again hosted the annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme in Minsk on 17 March 2017.

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Awarding Outstanding Performance

EBRD Team March, 2016

The annual graduation ceremony for the EBRD Trade Finance e-Learning Programme was once again held in Minsk, Belarus, on 17 March 2016. It took place as part of the joint EBRD and Worldwide Expert Conferences event, “Belarus: Trade Finance 2016”.

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IFG signed an agreement with EBRD to deliver Introduction to Factoring

EBRD Team January, 2016

International Factors Group (IFG) is delighted to announce that they have today reached an agreement with The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) whereby IFG will provide EBRD and its Trade Facilitation Programme Partner Banks with access to IFG’s unique e-Foundation Course in Factoring.

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