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EBRD Agribusiness Talks: Digital Solutions for Agricultural Trade

  • 18 Jan 2023
  • Teams 14:00 -16:00 GMT (London time)
  • EBRD
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EBRD Agribusiness team is inviting guests to a webinar in our Agribusiness Talks series entitled “Digital Solutions for Agricultural Trade” on Wednesday 18th January 2023 – from 14:00 to 16:00 GMT.

Learn how digital technologies can and are helping to lower trade costs by making agricultural and food trade more efficient and transparent.

High trade costs are an obstacle for economies to participate in global value chains and reap the benefits of economic growth. This is especially true for agricultural products, where trade costs tend to be higher than for manufactured goods. It is estimated that the trade costs of non-tariff measures are more than double those of tariffs, and the cost of phytosanitary measures and technical barriers measures together account for approximately 1.6% of global GDP.

A considerable portion of trade costs are derived from inefficient and expensive means of exchanging, verifying, and approving data in trade documentation, which are mostly in paper format and rely on manual clearance processes.

Join us, to explore the current state of trade digitalisation, and how you can become involved in the digitalising of agricultural trade.

The EBRD representative moderating will be Wojtek Boniaszczuk, Associate Director, Regional Head, Agribusiness, EBRD.


  • Opening words 
    Wojtek Boniaszczuk, Regional Head for CEEN/Ukr/Mol/Bel/Mong/Cauc, Agribusiness, EBRD
  • Presentation: “Taking stock of digitalisation in agricultural/food trade in the EBRD economies of operation”
    Dr Ekaterina Krivonos, Senior Economist, FAO, and Mischa Tripoli, Economist, FAO
  • Panel discussion: Where is the sector going, and how can companies prepare and benefit? 
Sorin Albeanu, Head of Commercial, Covantis 
Guy-Laurent Alpino, Chief Information Officer at Louis Dreyfus Company
Dr Helene Klein, Head of Sector, TRACES-IMSOC
Dr Ekaterina Krivonos, Senior Economist, FAO&nbsp
Mischa Tripoli, Economist, FAO
  • Closing remarks

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