The Artificial Intelligence Council within the International Trade Council is a specialized division focusing on leveraging AI technologies to optimize and innovate various aspects of international trade.

The Artificial Intelligence Council aims to serve as a vital hub for collaboration and innovation in the utilization of AI in international trade. By addressing various aspects of trade from efficiency and analytics to ethics and sustainability, the Council hopes to drive forward a more prosperous, responsive, and responsible global trading landscape.


Deputy Chairperson:

Board Members:

Areas of Focus:

  • Automation and Efficiency: The council explores ways to apply AI in streamlining customs processes, documentation, compliance checks, and other time-consuming aspects of trade. By automating these processes, businesses can reduce errors and speed up cross-border transactions.
  • Predictive Analytics: Utilizing AI for predictive analytics can provide insights into market trends, demand forecasting, and risk assessment. This could allow exporters and importers to make more informed decisions and optimize their operations.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: The integration of AI into supply chain management can lead to more dynamic and resilient supply chains. This includes predictive maintenance of transportation equipment, real-time tracking, and intelligent route planning.
  • Trade Finance: Using AI to automate and enhance credit scoring, fraud detection, and risk management in international trade financing. This can lead to more accessible financing options for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Ethics: Ensuring that AI technology is applied ethically and consistently across different jurisdictions.
  • Customized Marketing Strategies: By analyzing global market trends and consumer behaviors, AI can assist businesses in creating more targeted and effective marketing strategies for different international markets.
  • Sustainability and Environmental Impact: Exploring how AI can be harnessed to create more sustainable trade practices, such as optimizing transportation routes for lower emissions or using predictive analytics to minimize waste.
  • Ethical Considerations: Discussions around the ethical implications of AI in international trade, including potential biases, job displacement, data privacy, and security concerns.
  • Education and Training: As AI continues to play a more significant role in international trade, there may be initiatives to educate and train the workforce to adapt to these new technologies.
  • Cross-Border Collaboration: Encourage collaboration between nations to share technology, knowledge, and best practices related to AI, fostering a more harmonized global trade environment.

Outputs of the Business Council:

  • Research Reports
  • Webinars
  • Legislative Recommendations
  • Thought-Pieces / Blog Posts
  • Participation in Industry Events
  • Collation of Industry News
  • Mentoring