Trade Hub – What is International Trade?

TFG International Trade Hub

Trade Finance Global / Trade Hub – What is International Trade?

Introduction to International Trade

Global trade involves the transfer of goods and services, both domestically and internationally. In the TFG international trade hub, you can find out the latest on global trade, including free trade, customs related news, trade terminology, free trade agreements and current trade negotiations.

Featured Insights

UK trade deficit with China triples in one year thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns – report The UK’s trade deficit with China has more than tripled after a year of lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
2021 Year in Review TFG Trade Finance Global’s Year in Review It has, once again, been a tumultuous year for global trade and finance. Here we reflect on our most popular topics, hottest headlines, and key themes of 2021.

Access trade, receivables and supply chain finance

We assist companies to access trade and receivables finance through our relationships with 270+ banks, funds and alternative finance houses.
Get started

Videos – International Trade

Trade Podcasts






Free Trade and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) – Latest

2021 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
A 'defining moment' - Sentiment mixed as China marks 20 years since WTO accession A ‘defining moment’ – Sentiment mixed as China marks 20 years since WTO accession Over the weekend, China celebrated the 20th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Post-Brexit recovery- Could Africa be the key to London’s Brexit bounceback? Post-Brexit recovery: Could Africa be the key to London’s Brexit bounceback? Brexit has typically been seen as an issue between the UK and the EU with little thought given to the divorce agreement’s impact on other countries.
UK and Australia form first post-Brexit trade deal UK and Australia form first post-Brexit trade deal The UK and Australia have entered into a momentous trade agreement, the first on the road to the post-Brexit economy. This deal is the first stepping stone on the UK’s journey to joining a wider Asia Pacific trade agreement.
Cocoa bean UK signs £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana The UK has signed a £1.2bn trade partnership agreement with Ghana promising tariff-free trade. The terms of the economic partnership agreement reinstate the two sides when the UK was part of the EU.
UKEF UKEF to guarantee buyer loans up to £30 million UK Export Finance (UKEF) is launching a new guarantee scheme that will help importers of UK goods and services obtain easier access to financing up to £30 million.

Strategic Partners


Latest Trade News

04Jan

UK trade deficit with China triples in one year thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns – report

0 Comments

The UK’s trade deficit with China has more than tripled after a year of lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More →

31Dec

2021 – A Year in Review with Trade Finance Global

0 Comments

As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines… Read More →

23Dec

Islamic trade finance – ITFC welcomes new member Turkmenistan with $150m Framework Agreement

0 Comments

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed a $150 million Framework Agreement with one of its newest members,… Read More →

22Dec

Trade Finance Global’s Year in Review

0 Comments

It has, once again, been a tumultuous year for global trade and finance. Here we reflect on our most popular… Read More →

17Dec

ICC launches Legal Reform Advisory Board to support harmonisation of Digital Standards Initiative (DSI)

0 Comments

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a new Legal Reform Advisory Board (LRAB) to support the legal harmonisation… Read More →

17Dec

‘More than Australia has ever offered’ – UK signs first from-scratch free trade deal of post-Brexit era with Australia

0 Comments

The UK has signed its first from-scratch free trade agreement of the post-Brexit era with Australia, in a deal that… Read More →

16Dec

New APAC free trade agreement covering third of global economy will eliminate 90% of tariffs, says UNCTAD report

0 Comments

A new Asia-Pacific free trade agreement covering a third of the global economy will eliminate 90% of tariffs in the… Read More →

13Dec

Stagflation: 1 in 3 UK small businesses planning to cut staff, worst year for ports since 1983

0 Comments

New data from the UK has revealed yet more evidence that stagflationary clouds are gathering on the horizon, as both… Read More →

13Dec

A ‘defining moment’ – Sentiment mixed as China marks 20 years since WTO accession

0 Comments

Over the weekend, China celebrated the 20th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO)…. Read More →

10Dec

UK to introduce new proof of origin requirements for trade between Britain and EU

0 Comments

The UK government is preparing to introduce new rules on suppliers’ declarations for trade between Britain and the EU, which… Read More →

Download our latest trade guide



About the Author

Trade Finance Global (TFG) assists companies with raising debt finance. While we can access many traditional forms of finance, we specialise in alternative finance and complex funding solutions related to international trade. We help companies to raise finance in ways that is sometimes out of reach for mainstream lenders.

Back to Top