The Trade Point Programme is created within the framework of UNCTAD VIII, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

The Trade Point ETO System, one of the first electronic trading opportunity systems in the world, is launched.

During the International Symposium on Trade Efficiency in Columbus, Ohio, United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali announces the official launch of the Global Trade Point Network to formally interconnect Trade Points around the world.

The Global Trade Point Network becomes the leading global pre/transactional network for electronic commerce.

With the presence of 160 participants from 66 countries, the World Trade Point Federation (WTPF) is created in Geneva, with the objective of taking over the management of the Trade Point Program and providing it with a more flexible and efficient environment to cooperate with the private sector.

During the III Assembly of the WTPF in Beirut, the United Nations Trade Point Programme is officially transferred to the Federation for cooperation with the private sector.

WTPF obtains consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York City. This represents the highest status that the United Nations recognizes for non-governmental organizations allowing them to participate in the work of the Organization.

WTPF signs in Beijing a cooperation agreement with the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau for the establishment of the WTPF Secretariat in Beijing, obtaining the authorization and support from the Beijing Municipal Government.

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the WTPF, the Cartagena Connecting Commerce Forum, an international event on Commercial Diplomacy was held in Cartagena, Spain. The Tradepoint New Generation initiative was presented combining a battery of new tools to strengthen the program and place it at the global forefront in support of SMEs in the digital economy.

Se firma la constitución y puesta en marcha del E-Trade Desk ASEPIO – Alcantarilla, Murcia (España), siendo el primero a nivel mundial, teniendo como objetivo fortalecer la Global Trade Point Network (GTPNet) y facilitar el acceso a las Pymes al comercio electrónico transfronterizo.