Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
The GTPA is an organisation that cultivates international standards within the industry. The aim is to create a trade environment that is both inclusive and trusted by all. We offer support to a wide range of professionals. This extends to businesses, governments, trade professionals, trade organisations and industry bodies. And helps them to:
- Become well-versed in international trade practices
- Create their own global business networks & advance their trading opportunities
- Ensure their international trading endeavours are secure and backed by ISO standards
We are the global body for standards on international trade, including:
- ISO/IEC 17024 for global trade professionals
- ISO/IEC 17065 for global trading businesses
- ISO/IEC 17065 for global consulting services
- Development of an international standards framework for building integrity in global value chains
Find out more at: www.gtpalliance.com
WCO Academy is the point of access for the private sector to the expertise of the World Customs Organisation (WCO). It is the online platform where representatives from the trade community are able to access customs e-learning courses, webinars, news and more.
The WCO has already developed 24 customs-focused e-learning courses covering more than 500 hours of e-training on major international instruments, topics and concepts that contribute to enhancing the work of customs officers from across the globe, directly at their work place.
Specific courses are now available to company staff and university students, which have been tailor made to meet their needs.
Aimed at building the customs skills of current and future international trade professionals, as well as further enhancing their work performance, the WCO Academy is the ideal platform for the private sector to gain in-depth knowledge and specialized information from the WCO.
Learn more about the WCO Academy’s e-learning courses.
Singapore Management University
Singapore Management University (SMU) and ICC Academy collaborated in Nov 2016 to offer online training courses on trade finance and export/import to SMU students. The courses were offered by SMU’s International Trading Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) in Commodities and Non-Commodities curriculum using ICC Academy’s e-learning platform “Learning Management System”.
The 2 online certification programmes – the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and Export/Import Certification (EIC) has been integrated in the SMU International Training syllabus (Commodities and Non-Commodities programme).
Candidates who complete these certifications are awarded with a Specialist Diploma in International Trading (SDIT). The programme has successfully benefited 68 students. With this success, SMU is looking forward to this alliance in coming years.
Asian Development Bank
In Jan 2017, Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a partnership agreement with ICC Academy to offer online training courses and accreditation programs on global trade and trade finance. The courses were offered by ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) using ICC Academy’s e-learning platform “Learning Management System”.
The first course was made available in February 2017 and subsequent courses rolled out during the first half. The initial phase offered 2 online Certification Programs — the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and the Certified Trade Finance Professional (CTFP). Through this capacity-building initiative, the TFP enabled its partner banks to provide better financial support to local export and import companies.
Having just wrapped up the initial phase, which incorporated ICC academy’s two trade finance certifications, the programme has successfully benefited 150 professionals from more than 80 TFP partner banks. With the success of Phase I, ADB is looking forward to work in collaboration with the academy to roll out Phase II in 2018.
Learn more about Asian Development Bank
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Commercial sub-Council has partnered with ICC Academy to offer Export/Import Certification (EIC) to 21 universities in China. The certification programme is being considered for integration in the international trade curriculum and will be offered to students using ICC Academy’s e-learning platform “Learning Management System”. The partnership agreement has been signed in July 2017.
In the initial phase, before incorporating the certification programme in the universities curriculum, 60 academic staff in 21 universities enrolled in the certification program to acquaint themselves with the course structure and content. Moving on to the next phase, the academic staff are now ready to offer their expertise and experience to students in International Trade.
CCPIT Commercial sub-Council and ICC Academy expect this collaboration to strengthen with an increase in the number of universities participating in this program next year onwards.
Learn more about CCPIT