The Trade Committee (TC) aims to create and/or strengthen collaborations for trade facilitation, considering the industry experience and expertise of WISTA members in the shipping, trading, and logistics sectors.


  • Establish a presence for WISTA in trading matters and an active role in identifying relevant legislation, practice and follow ups on projects and new trends.
  • Actively support the ExCo as a resource for trading expertise
  • Advocate for the simplification and less cumbersome trade documents,
  • Gender capacity building and mainstreaming by proposing specific actions, programs and creating research that will support women to further develop and gain experience, in order to become the next future leaders in the trading Industry
  • With the support of ExCO seek and cultivate partnerships with organizations and educational institutions, which have programs specifically involving trading.

WISTA Trade Committee Members:

Yamila Rivero (WISTA Argentina), Ekongwese Corine (WISTA Cameroon), Anna Pitalis (WISTA Cyprus), Tiina Kapulainen (WISTA Finland), Rhodalyn Djanitey (WISTA Ghana), Maria Theodoridou (WISTA Hellas), Gianina Elisa Capellini (WISTA Mexico), Gloria Kanabe (WISTA Nigeria), Samantha Digre (WISTA Norway), Yessenia Gonzalez (WISTA Panama), Ingrid Huapaya (WISTA Peru), Amanda Hastings (WISTA Singapore), Zamangwane Hlongwane (WISTA South Africa), Marta Prado (WISTA Spain), Andrea Tang (WISTA Switzerland), Aysegul Gorur (WISTA Turkey), Monica Kohli (WISTA UK), Ana Claudia Moran (WISTA Uruguay), Rebecca Fenneman (WISTA USA)


Chair of the Trade Committee: Paula Pastern (WISTA Chile)

ExCo Representative: Dafne Anghelidis, Sub Elpi Petraki


Monthly ‘Small Talks’ Webinars

WISTA International Trade Committee’s recent ‘Small Talks’ Webinar featured Jan Hoffman from UNCTAD discussing Long term trends in Maritime supply chains.

Please see the link to the webinar below:




WISTA International Trade Committee held this years inaugural ‘Small Talks’ Webinar on Wednesday 3rd April.

This months subject was E-BLS with guest speaker Mr Boaz Lessem

Please see the link to the webinar below:

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