In order to support trade with african counterparties in Africa, it is fundamental, being able to quantify the risks and manage them properly. African counterparties are a specific kind of client that requires tailor made risk management tools and methodologies.

After years of presence in the African markets and cooperation with the main European and African institutions ETC, together with Uniafrica (Union for the Development of Italian-African Relations), has launched a new program for the Italian-African related business named Italian African Trade facilitation Program “IATFP”, with the aim of supporting trade with Italian/European counterparties and investment projects in Africa. 

The Mission is to pool skills and knowledge in order to promote Trade Finance and internationalization activities towards African markets based on a cost-sharing and risk reduction approach.

Main goal of IATFP is to manage three main areas:

• Risk management along the entire value chain

• Business growth related to African markets

• Network management, involving actors of various nature (institutions, banks, advisors and consultants, and corporates) to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency in each step of the value chain

Main Areas of the Program:

The strategy of ETC aims to create a cross-functional structure capable of providing value, combining know-how and expertise in the following main areas:

Who is it for?

In order to better develop the business of emerging countries in Africa, facing their commercial complexity, IATFP aims to expand the panel of participants:


Benefits for Participant Banks:

Other useful resources for Banks: