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Resetting the rules in global trade: five trends for 2021

The past year has brought about fundamental changes to global trade and the trade finance landscape. We discuss some of the emerging themes to consider to help build resilience for the future.

Resetting global trade

Despite the significant disruption caused by Covid-19 around the world, global supply chains have generally proved their resilience to ensure the continued flow of goods and products over the course of the pandemic. That said, the past year has also been a wake-up call for many businesses and their treasury teams by exposing their reliance on key suppliers and countries, as well as highlighting supply chain risks.

In the first Treasurer’s Forum of 2021, our host Pushkaraj Gumaste, Global Head of International Corporates at Barclays, was joined by an expert panel of global business leaders1 to discuss some of the key themes and trends emerging from the past year, and the ways in which global trade finance is expected to be ‘reset’ during 2021.

Emerging themes

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1The panel for Barclays’ April 2021 Corporate Treasurers’ Forum:

  • Pushkaraj Gumaste, Managing Director, Global Head of International Corporates, Barclays (Host)
  • James Binns, Managing Director, Global Head of Trade & Working Capital, Barclays
  • Patrick McAvoy, Managing Director, UK Strategy and Consulting Business, Accenture
  • Thomas Flack, President & Chief Procurement Officer, Tata Motors Limited
  • Gonzalo Onzain, Head of Capital Markets and Bank Relations, Siemens Gamesa

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