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    What is a Trade Point?


    Trade Point is:

     

    •    A source of trade-related information which provides actual and potential traders with data about business and market opportunities, potential clients and suppliers, trade regulations and requirements, etc.

     

    •    A gateway to global networking. All Trade Points are interconnected to the Global Trade Point Network, and equipped with efficient telecommunications tools to link up with other global networks.

     

    •    A trade facilitation center, where participants in foreign trade transactions (e.g. Customs, foreign trade institutes, banks, Chambers of Commerce, freight forwarders, transport and insurance companies) are grouped together under a single physical or virtual roof to provide all required services for trade transactions at a reasonable cost.

     

    The Trade Point system puts potential and actual traders in the position of suppliers as well as of users of strategic information. Traders identify markets for their products, complete procedures and meet requirements on the spot, in less time and at lower cost than before.

     

    Becoming a member of the WTPF

    More than 70 Trade Points worldwide are members of the WTPF. With its focus on helping SMEs in international trade transactions, the Federation welcomes new members into its global trade facilitation network.

    Establishing a Trade Point implies a strong commitment to provide high quality services aimed at bringing local companies closer to world markets. It is important to ensure the continuity of operations for the benefit of SMEs and is thus essential that the Trade Point emerge from a solid base.

    A Trade Point is a locally based trade-support office with global reach through the WTPF. It is a non-profit entity giving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access to critical market information through e-technologies. A Trade Point helps its affiliated companies navigate through the complexity of international trade procedures and provides them with data enabling them to make more informed market decisions. Trade Points have full access to the tools developed by the WTPF for generating value-added services and should eventually aim at being one-stop-shops providing trade information, trade facilitation and trade transaction services.