In the seventh episode of the GTR News Brief, the latest podcast series from the editorial team, host Felix Thompson gives a breakdown of recent major stories in trade and trade finance news as covered by GTR.

The heads of the WTO and six of the world’s multilateral development banks have released a joint statement promising to address trade finance shortages in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Criminal groups are exploiting soft commodities trading networks to conceal the trafficking of illegal wildlife and animal products, a new report has shown. 

After coming under fire from anti-corruption investigators for its dealings in Sub-Saharan Africa, UK Export Finance has said it carries out rigorous and ongoing due diligence on all transactions it supports.

Senior reporter Eleanor Wragg also provides a closer analysis of a major story from last week.

She explains what the roll-out of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) means for businesses, and why it hasn’t been fully enforced yet.