Trade Foundation Course - 7-10 Oct 2019 - London

Gafta’s Trade Foundation Course is the ideal training option for commodity trade professionals who are looking for a thorough introduction into the world of commodity contracts and trading principles. The course will cover the essentials elements of the trade, from how a contract is formed, through to identifying and mitigating common risks, issues around the shipping of goods and what happens if a dispute arises.

*The language of this course will be English*

The course is part of the Gafta Professional Development (GPD) programme, which enables trade professionals to advance their career in the industry by taking the Trade Diploma and potentially going on to become Gafta arbitrators. It is recommended (but not compulsory) that the Trade Foundation Course is attended before our other training programmes.

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(please note this may be subject to updates and changes)

Tickets will include full access to the course social programme which will include two evening activities.

Topics include:

  • Basic principles of contracting
  • Introduction to Gafta contracts and contract terms
  • Supervision and sampling
  • Shipping documents
  • Laytime and demurrage
  • Payment terms
  • Exceptional circumstances
  • Dispute resolution


On the final day of the course (10th) there will be an examination for all course participants

*For those participants who pass you will receive an electronic certificate, for those participants who fail you will have one more attempt to retake the exam. If do not pass the exam on your retake attempt, you will be invited to take the exam again.*

  • Who should attend?
    This course is aimed at trade professionals who:

    • Wish to get a basic overview of commodity trading essentials
    • Are in the first two years of their careers
    • Want to develop their career within the industry
    • Have been in the trade for some years but want to expand their knowledge of areas outside their workstream

      The dresscode for Gafta training is smart-casual. Suits are not required.

      To book for this event, please log in to the website and click the ‘Book’ button at the bottom of this page.
      If you aren’t already registered on the Gafta website, please click ‘Register’ above, fill out your details and then email your interest in this event to events@gafta.com.

      *This event is open to members and non-members of Gafta*


      Member Rate

      Non- Member Rate




      Location & other logistical queries: Megan Smart
      Programme queries: Cairo Okba

       Terms & Conditions

      Please note: Registration at this event does not include accommodation or travel. Attendees are expected to arrange and meet these costs independently.


Hallam Conference Centre,
44 Hallam St,,

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