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IHS Markit and TradeSun partner to leverage data and AI to combat crime in trade

24 February 2022

London, United Kingdom, February 22, 2022 - IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, and TradeSun, a provider of cutting-edge trade compliance solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to offer an all-in-one integrated trade solution that enhances financial crime due diligence and advances digitisation of the overall compliance process.

The combined solution featuring TradeSun's AI-powered trade compliance platform with IHS Markit's extensive financial crime datasets offers real-time compliance checks, including for vessel tracking and behavioural analytics, container compliance and bill of lading verification, dual use goods and product value screening.

The partnership enables potential illicit activity in trade transactions to be flagged instantly by TradeSun's market-leading platform, significantly reducing risk and enhancing efficiency. By utilising the solution, customers can safely expand business in trade, confidently knowing their compliance and risk requirements have been automatically handled.

IHS Markit has a 300-year history within the maritime and trade sector, managing content sets across the shipping, port, cargo, and trading sectors. The in-depth and broad scope of unique datasets managed by IHS Markit goes beyond simple watch-list screening to provide organisations with the ability to identify corporate networks, suspicious vessel activity, export-controlled goods, and unit prices across the full HS code spectrum.

TradeSun's AI-powered platform empowers customers to reduce risk, fuel growth and accelerate business decisions in their trade operations. It offers real-time compliance checks, including for trade-based money laundering, fraud and sanctions, with comprehensive audit trails, reporting and analytics.

Guy Sear, VP Risk and Compliance, IHS Markit - "Advisories, guidelines, and regulation across trade are on the rise, requiring practitioners to understand all aspects of a transaction and to identify its risk. The integration of IHS Markit's maritime and trade datasets into TradeSun's platform will provide customers with big data and artificial intelligence to reduce time-consuming false positives, optimise and digitise business operations, and manage risk in a more timely and efficient manner."

Nigel Hook, CEOof TradeSun - "With technology uncovering that trade-based financial crime is far bigger than most people had imagined, it has never been more crucial for banks and institutions to deploy real-time intelligent compliance solutions for their trade processing. Our partnership with IHS Markit elevates compliance digitalisation to a new paradigm by combining the best technology with the best data, significantly intercepting the potential for economic crime."

About IHS Markit

IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth. For more information visit

About TradeSun

TradeSun is an innovator and leader in trade digitization. Our award-winning AI-powered platform for trade finance processing and compliance empowers our customers to reduce risk and fuel growth by leveraging state-of-the-art technologies. The TradeSun Platform is a one-stop solution that offers real-time compliance, covering trade-based money laundering, dual use goods, fair price, vessel tracking and sanctions. It also automates document review, significantly reducing processing times. Our executive team consists of highly experienced trade and technology professionals from many leading financial institutions:

IHS Markit Contact
Name: SungHa Park
Job Title: Public Relations Director
Tel: +82 2 6001 3128

TradeSun Contact
Name: Maddy White
Job Title: Communications
Tel: +44 7594922679


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